Overcoming Nerves, Anxiety and Fears in Performance

Cara DevenneyGymnastics Life, Mental BlockLeave a Comment

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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

Cara DevenneyFun Stuff, Gymnastics 101Leave a Comment

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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

10 Awesome Birthday Gifts for Gymnasts

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Your gymnast’s birthday is coming up and you are wondering what you should get for her birthday along with telling friends and family what they could get for her as well. Lets totally be honest with ourselves; if you have a gymnast in your family you better realize that anything that she wants, will revolve around gymnastics or be related … Read More

Male Gymnastics Gift Ideas

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So, you’re here reading this post because you’re stuck when it comes to gift ideas for your male gymnast. Believe me, I know gifts, in general, can be quite tough to figure out because it is hard to think of the best gift to give to that person. If I am being honest, males, in general, are hard to shop … Read More

Gymnastics Vault for Home

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Meet season is approaching and your gymnast wants to improve her skills on vault, right? Vault is part of artistic gymnastics alongside floor. Vault is a quick event when it comes to gymnastics meets, it may only last a few seconds so it is important not to blink! No, seriously. Do not blink! Vault is not as easy as it … Read More

So, What is a Vault in Gymnastics?

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Hello, gymnastics community! Today in this post I will be discussing “the vault” to help you understand more about it. Have you ever been to a meet or to a practice and wonder what that giant object is that your gymnast uses to perform a skill? You know, the giant thing your gymnast runs towards with all his/her might? The … Read More