Entries Tagged 'physical preparation' ↓

the ballet body

Australian Ballet:

Our Body Conditioning Specialist Paula-Baird Colt talks injury prevention and, with the help of dancers Dimity Azoury and Rudy Hawkes, demonstrates the exercises (including “Just Pick it Up” and “Superman”) that help keep the company healthy.

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Thank Vadim Golub for the link.

outdoor gymnastics in winter

77-year-old retired teacher Gao Yinyu from Jilin, in northeastern China, has exercised like this everyday for more than a decade. The only reason he wears gloves is to stop sticking to the frozen bars. …

CHN outdoor exercise

Daily Mail

innovative fitness drills

(via GymPower)

vision impaired gymnast Adrianna Kenebrew


… In early October, the Houston sixth grader competed in a gymnastics meet, six days before undergoing laser surgery for her glaucoma, the 12th surgery she’s had in her young life. …

“I just really want to be Gabby Douglas … “

… the surgery went well and it will take one to two months to determine the effect it had on the tissues. …

When Adrianna was 4 she asked for a balance beam and started attending the Texas Academy of Acrobatics and Gymnastics (TAAG). According to Asha, her coaches may not even have realized anything was wrong because Adrianna went out and did the same things as the other students. …

In 2013, the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation named her the TAAG Female Athlete of the Year. …

11-year-old blind gymnast inspires, aims for gold

Team New Zealand

Avril Enslow:

The NZL WAG team competed in the 2nd to last subdivision on Monday night (in Nanning) …

New Zealand in Nanning

… then flew home and arrived Wednesday, trained Thursday and competed Friday and Saturday at the NZL National Championships.

signing autographs

signing autographs

Aerobics, Artistic Gymnastics, Power Tumbling, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Trampoline competed same time, same venue.



what doesn’t kill you …

Illinois NCAA strength training

In 2012, former gymnast Jon Ham, after 10 years, returned to his old team and joined in with the guys on their general conditioning. Yes, it hurt. :-)

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CrossFit® Beauty in Strength

Skinny or fit?

What is beauty?

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A good body is one that can do the job.

climbing acrobats

… 3,500 enthusiastic spectators came to celebrate the twelve finalists from nine countries …

In a thrilling superfinal on a dual boulder, on which the two best athletes climb simultaneously an identical route, the 2014 Overall World Cup Champion Akiyo Noguchi (JPN) and the reigning Climbing World Champion Overall, Sean McColl (CAN) claimed the title adidas ROCKSTARS 2014

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30 one-arm chin-ups

Dmitry Malakhov.

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World Record?

I’ve never seen anywhere near that many.

Thank George Thomas for the link.

standing Arabian burpees

The Burpee is named for a physiologist named Royal Huddleston Burpee. For his Ph.D. thesis at Columbia University in 1940, he invented the exercise as a way to assess the fitness of non-active adults. Burpee made participants perform only four Burpees at a time …

Originally, the exercise was called a “Squat Thrust” …


(via Randy Parish)

gymnast Kaylyn Mintz

Recall the video of Kaylyn besting a young military cadet at push-ups?

She actually defeated 2 other cadets at feats of strength that same day. :-)

HLN did a follow-up interview:

… Mintz and the high school ROTC cadets were taking part in a charity event for Active Heroes, a group that helps active military and their families.

The 10-year-old trains 17-20 hours a week as she aims to make the U.S. Junior Olympic gymnastics team.

(via Gymnast Crossing)

Georgia fitness

A BIG part of College Gymnastics is arriving for day 1 in good physical condition.