Artistic Gymnastics Events: Everything You Need To Know

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Artistic gymnastics is a sport that consists of a lot of time, hard work, dedication and commitment. Typically, there are four events that take place in artistic gymnastics and they are: bars, beam, floor, and vault. Each event is completed by a gymnast that prepares and performs routines. Each routine is under a minute, and if you blink too fast … Read More

Preventing Injury in Gymnastics

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Gymnastics is a very competitive sport that involves a lot of time, patience, strength, dedication and commitment. It is a sport that involves both your body and your mind. It works every single one of your muscles. It is common for athletes to get injured due to numerous scenarios. Maybe your athlete landed on his/her ankle the wrong way and … Read More

To my Gymnast’s Coaches, Thank You

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To my gymnast’s coaches, I want to start off by saying that you are doing an amazing job. I cannot imagine what it is like to teach boys and girls such a difficult sport, and I admire your passion for doing so. When it comes to practices and meets, you are always giving the team your best. It’s like you … Read More

What Are The Benefits Of Being A Gymnast?

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Finding a sport or an activity for your child or yourself to participate in can be stressful and hard. Sometimes trying a handful of different things can be very time consuming, and expensive. I, 100 percent support doing what you can to find that right activity for yourself or for your child, but after trial and error your child or … Read More

Overcoming Nerves, Anxiety and Fears in Performance

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Nerves, anxiety, and fears; these are three things that can cause mental blocks for gymnasts. Gymnastics is a very difficult sport that involves not only body movement, but mind movement as well. Gymnastics is a sport that calls for thinking before performing. Gymnasts literally have to think about two steps ahead to mentally prepare themselves. If your gymnast is nervous, … Read More

Three Things to Remember if Your Gymnast is Having a Bad Meet

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“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot.” -Nadia Comaneci Meet season. The season where your gymnast is basically living at the gym practicing routines for the upcoming meets. Your gymnast is working his/her butt off to stick … Read More

Cute Gymnastics Hairstyles

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Weather your gymnast is going to practice, a clinic, a meet, or a camp, hair is always something girls are concerned about! In the sport of gymnastics, it is required that your gymnast’s hair is pulled back so it is out of her face so it does not interfere with her performance. Not having your hair pulled back can be … Read More