I Love Gymnastics, But There is That One Thing…

Brad Thornton talks about an athlete with a BIG aversion to one thing in Gymnastics.

Is it a female Artistic gymnast with a mental block on something backwards?


This time it’s a guy who can’t psych up to train Pommels:

1. Identity small problem areas within the major problem and develop a plan

2. Shoot for small victories within your problem each day

3. Tell yourself the complete opposite of how you normally feel about the problem

American Gymnast – I Love Gymnastics, But There is That One Thing…


Donothan Bailey – Pommels

Winter Cup prelims.

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Nice set for the former Cal gymnast.

Félix Dolci – Pommel

Pommel Horse is an apparatus for tall athletes.

Don’t tell Canada Winter Games medalists Félix DOLCI and Jesse TYNDALL, two of the shortest gymnasts in the arena.

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Al Fong on wrist wrap

He’s not a fan of Tiger Paws.

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Gymnasts do get dependent on Tigerpaws and other permanent wrist supports.

related – Full Twist on wrist taping for coaches

Marta Pihan-Kulesza – Mushroom

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Michael Reid – Pommels

Judges are instructed to deduct almost everyone for height on scissors. Very few guys (not named Berki) can get the lower hip high enough.

Michael Reid can.

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Stick it Media has a good wrap-up on where we’re at, so far, with the Men’s NCAA – Cal Posts School Record Team Score, Led by Wolting and Zemeir

youngest G Flop on Pommels?

Russian 1080 on one pommel connected to 2 single pommel loops is a G-value element, the highest in the Pommel code.

15yr-old Rhys Mcclenaghan competed it this weekend (VIDEO). Can you think of any younger guy to compete it?

He’s been training it since age-13.

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