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Simone Biles – upgrades

… After the world championships, coach Aimee Boorman mentioned in a tweet that now that her shoulder is healed, Biles will be looking to upgrade her second vault to a Cheng.

In the interview this morning, Biles confirmed that she will be working toward the Cheng. She also shared that since her Amanar vault is so consistent, Marta Karolyi has encouraged her to try for the triple-twisting yurchenko. If successful, Biles would be the first woman in history to compete this vault.

As for other upgrades, Biles said she would also be looking to get bars back to her former level of difficulty by adding the shaposh half back in. She said she also might work the double-double layout on floor …

Beam Dreams – Simone Biles Looks to the Future

Simone

Dvora Meyers was at Worlds in Nanning researching a book on women’s Artistic Gymnastics.

Check Dvora’s new article in Slate:

Biles is nowhere near the edge of her abilities. All four of her routines are easy for her. …

The Best Gymnast in the World

How Simone Biles dominates the competition.

With all this success comes the inevitable backlash – Susan Swarbrick – Lost art: Powerhouse physiques winning out over spellbinding grace

Australia adopts Championship Gymnastics

Good news from one of our advertisers:

Championship Gymnastics: Biomechanical Techniques for Shaping Winners has been adopted by Gymnastics Australia …, as the compulsory textbook for their course accreditation programs throughout the country. This applies specifically to the Advanced, Advanced Silver, and High Performance Courses (Course Levels 3-5).

more information

related – Australian WAG Levels Program revision DRAFT

Over & Above: Trampoline Gymnastics

August 15, 2014
by Jack Kelly

In this book, he outlines a process for developing world class skills. His methods have helped remodel the technique of numerous advanced performers, enabling them to break through to the next level. …

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Over and Above

Eileen Langsley – Commonwealth photos

Eileen Langsley:

I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book:-

A Family Affair – The Gymnastics Competitions of the 2014 Glasgow World Championships

Book cover

This commemorative, souvenir photographic celebratory book is available in print form and as an e book for iPad …

Where Sport Meets Art

Dan Millman – Swing Time

The legend is still bouncing at age-68.

Dan Millman was 1964 Trampoline World Champion. The author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

new book – High Performance Gymnastics

Thomas Heinen from Germany is the principle editor. He’s on the FIG Sport Science Committee.

248 pages

English language

ISBN 978-3-942468-30-5

Google Translate:

The book “High Performance Gymnastics” is of a German-Brazilian cooperation …

It contains the very latest sports science work on device and Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. The contributions revolve around sport psychology topics such as the role of the coach or the perception of assets in advance of the Olympic Games, but also movement analytical and biomechanical considerations. …

High Performance Gymnastics

authors

20 EUR

details

new book – Grip

Has anyone see this book?

Grip

Born and raised in Plainview, Texas, Adex’s experiences with growing up The Bible Belt have left him high invaluable material to share with the world. While his writing can deal with heavy subject matters such as eating disorders, sexual harassment, identity crisis, and the like, his ultimate goal is always to raise awareness or being to light certain aspects of the human spirit regardless of how dark they may be in a manner that inspires others to be the best versions of themselves possible.

details on iauthor or iTunes. ($9.99)

A 500lb gymnast?

Now that’s a story.

new British Gymnastics Book

British Gymnasts

The Face of the Future

By Eileen Langsley (2014)

… a tribute to the new generation of young British Gymnasts who are following on from the London 2012 generation of seniors. With 84 pages and over 240 images and text supplied by the gymnasts and their coaches, this book is a must …

British Gymnastics book

Preview 38 pages of the book.

Cost £6.99 – £34.18 depending on format.

“Winning Gymnastics” archive

Here’s a page to bookmark. Dr. Gerald S. George’s eNewsletter archive. Just a few of the topics covered already:

Mastery of Body Shape
Body-Extension Twist
On-Ground Twisting
Somersault Rotation
A Closer Look at the Stalder
The Tangent Release Principle
Giant Swing Efficiency
Developing Handstand Tension
Shape Up Your Handstand
10 Concepts of Impact
Leg Impact and Landing
Late Sighting
Early Sighting
3 Phases of a Handspring Vault
Hurdle Trajectory
Pre-flight Trajectory
Pst-flight Trajectory
Trajectory-Rotation Relationship
Lift
Rotation
Travel

Part 4 – Gymnastics Technique – Factors Affecting Success
Sureness of Execution
Psychological Readiness–The Ultimate Domain

Part 3 – Gymnastics Technique – Factors Affecting Success
Learning vs. Performance
Skill Sequencing
Compensatory Skills–the Achilles Heel

Part 2 – Gymnastics Technique – Factors Affecting Success
Mastery of Basic Skills (continued from Part 1)
Persistent Use of Repetitions
Use of Appropriate Skill Progressions
Gymnastics Technique – Factors Affecting Success
A Long and Winding Road
All Systems GO
Mastery of Basic Skills
It All Starts in Your Mind’s Eye
The Ideal Model Concept
The Secret to McKayla Maroney’s Vaulting Success
The Staircase Effect
Concepts of Uneven Bars
Dancing with the Bars
Concepts of Vaulting
Fundamental Vaulting Concepts
Minimizing the Board Setting
Concepts of Balance Beam
In-Line Space
Mastering Skills at Ground Level
Concepts of Floor Exercise
Flight
Three Dimensional Space
Concepts of Gymnastics Training
The Gymnast’s Physical Readiness
The Mechanics of Rotation and Twisting
Three types of rotary movement

See MORE on the Archive.

winning gymnastics

Thanks again to Championships Gymnastics, the book, for advertising on this site.

Dvora Meyers – End of the 10

Dvora:

DvoraAfter five months of research, interviews, writing, and rewriting, I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be writing a book about gymnastics ….

Here’s the official announcement …

Freelance journalist and frequent Deadspin and Jezebel contributor Dvora Meyers’s THE END OF THE TEN: The Fall of Perfection in Modern Gymnastics, analyzing how various factors including the elimination of the “Perfect 10″ have changed women’s gymnastics in the last few decades, allowing the U.S. to become a dominant power in the sport, to Michelle Howry at Touchstone, for publication in Summer 2016, to coincide with the Olympics, by Allison Hunter at Inkwell Management (World).

Dvora Meyers’s THE END OF THE TEN: The Fall of Perfection in Modern Gymnastics

Dvora is planning on attending Worlds. Planning to interview as many people as possible who were connected or affected by the end of the perfect 10.0 in Artistic scoring in 2006.

DENG Shudi to challenge Kohei

Deng said he hopes to rise to the level of world and Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura, who won an unprecedented seventh consecutive Japanese national title on Sunday.

“I feel calm and really relaxed,” Deng said. “Actually, my Difficulty points are higher than Uchimura, around 40.4. It’s good enough that I could finish all the routines I have prepared, but I have to go after the quality. Once I have good enough quality to finish the routine, then I have the confidence to compete with him.” …

IG – Yao, Deng Win Chinese Championships

Amanda Turner has full results WAG & MAG via that link.

Click PLAY or watch his winning P Bars on YouTube.

D7.1 + E8.800 = 15.900

Over-scored, I’d say.

… Have you ever noticed you cannot find Amanda’s posts from the International Gymnastics magazine home page?

They are planning to update their site. Long overdue.

Tina Tumbles

Children’s book by Danielle Soucy Mills.

Tina Tumbles is a delightful story which inspires confidence, focus, and perseverance. After watching gymnasts flip across the T.V. screen, Tina wants to do nothing but gymnastics at all hours of the day.

But Tina learns that even a cartwheel is not as easy as it looks. She just can’t land on her feet. Now it’s time for her first gymnastics lesson. Will Tina gain the confidence she needs to complete the skill without falling?

Amazon

Endorsed by Shannon Miller.

Letters to Nowhere – a review

I finally managed to finish reading my review copy of the gymnastics coming-of-age romance, Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross.

It has a 4.14 / 5 rating on Good Reads.

That’s an 8.28 / 10 … old code. :-)

I’ve yet to come across a negative review. If you like Young Adult, this book is for you.

For example, this review by John Jacobson:

Two dead parents and a life turned upside down. Karen, lifelong gymnast with ambitions as strong as her resilience, has to try and survive after her parents are killed in a car accident one night. Her grandmother is her only real family left, yet said grandmother lives across the country. Moving across the country spells the end for Karen’s gymnastics career. Switching up coaches could mean stalled training, adjusting to yet another new coaching style, and maybe losing her chance at competing in international competition.

Karen’s coach doesn’t know her too well – he’s fairly new to the gym, replacing the old coach that left to coach college gymnastics at UCLA – but he’s willing to take her in for the year so she can complete her training without upsetting her progress. Her online schooling could continue on as usual, and Karen’s grandmother would still keep track of all of the financial and legal decisions. Her coach would simply take on the role of legal guardian for specific cases. He has no intention to infringe on Karen and become her new father; he just doesn’t want her to lose an opportunity she’s wanted for years.

Letters to Nowhere coverLiving with her coach proves to be as awkward as it is convenient. His son Jordan is a surprise, to say the least. Karen’s devotion to gymnastics has kept her out of the dating and social scene. She’s no introvert, but it’s hard to search for teenage boys to date when you’re spending a huge chunk of your time conditioning for gymnastics. …

read more – REVIEW: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

I’m not the target audience for YA. Therefore I’ll restrict my review to the Gymnastics content of the novel.

It’s strong.

I cannot recall a TV series, film or fiction where so many of the gymnastics references are correct.

Like Brenna Dowell and Elizabeth Price, Karen (17yr-old gymnast protagonist of the novel) is struggling with whether to accept an NCAA scholarship — or stay Elite.

Like other USA elites, she fears USA Gymnastics Coordinator Nina Jones (Marta Karolyi) and National Team camps.

I believe mature female teens would enjoy the book. Don’t give it to young girls, however. It has sexual content and some profanity.

The Kindle edition is only $3.99.

Julie Cross lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA.