Obviously there are better and worse drills for each individual at a CrossFit gym. Having everyone do the same Workout Of the Day is already a mistake, as far as I’m concerned. Some common easy warm-up could be safe and effective, but after that the program should be individualized.
CrossFit is getting better. The best gyms are excellent. Yet I feel many have a long way to go.
There were three main reasons I hopped on the cord cutting bandwagon:
1. I got old.
2. I had a kid.
The kid thing was huge. We don’t let our three-year-old watch a lot of TV, but when we do it’s through No. 3 — Netflix. There’s a great selection of kid-friendly content and no commercials yelling at him in between breaks in the action. …
Thank you for joining the Gymnast Flame Retardant Collaborative. By joining our email list you have helped move this effort forward. Many of you are gymnast parents and coaches that had similar questions about alternatives and future studies. Below are some responses and updates:
1. We have updated the recommendations on the GFRC web page to be more specific. In addition to advising gymnasts to wash their hands after practice and before eating, we are also recommending that gyms implement hand washing policies and hang posters that encourage handwashing in the gym. We are also recommending gymnasts not participate in pit cleaning activities. One option for gyms may be to install a pit fluffer that could be used when the gym is not in use. If pit cleaning/fluffing must be done by hand, we suggest wearing a dust mask to reduce inhalation of suspended dust. …
Amanda Turnerlinked to that single study on a small sample of Collegiate gymnasts. The researchers have put up their own web page dedicated to the topic:
We are a group of researchers from Dartmouth College, Boston University and Duke University who study how people are exposed to flame retardant chemicals.
More broadly, we study how chemicals in the environment can affect the health of people. We chose to do a study of gymnasts because one of us is a former competitive gymnast and because we were concerned competitive gymnasts may have elevated exposures to flame retardants due to their use of foam containing equipment.
The study included 11 collegiate gymnasts that was published in the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology: Carignan CC, Heiger-Bernays W, McClean MD, Roberts SC, Stapleton HM, Sjödin A, Webster TF. Flame retardant exposure among collegiate U.S. gymnasts. 2013. Environ. Sci. Technol.
This website was developed to advise gymnasts and coaches to wash their hands after practice and before eating, to provide facts about flame retardants and gymnastics and to facilitate collaboration between flame retardant scientists, fire safety experts, equipment manufacturers and the gymnastics community. …
“But not too fast, please — and oh, not on the rock! You — put on a helmet! You, too! And don’t jump into that water like that! Are you crazy? You might get hurt!” …
… the United States Postal Service … confirmed that the agency has halted the Just Move stamps.
Because, according to Linn’s Stamp News, of those 15 active children, three were deemed to be moving in ways that could prove detrimental to their health: skateboarding without kneepads, cannonballing into the water, and doing a headstand without a helmet. …
Teaching “celebrities” … gymnastics … as a Reality TV show.
… CORE Media is developing Celebrity Champions, an original format that will see former Olympians coach celebrities – be they dancers, musicians, actors or athletes – in various disciplines.
Those will include bars, floor, rings and vault. Gold medalist Mary Lou Retton is attached as the anchor judge on the project which was brought to CORE by Shauna Thomas, Triana Lavey, and 1996 Olympic team member John Macready.
… Other former Olympians attached to participate include Shannon Miller and Paul Hamm. …
To watch you could click on the embed on this site. Or click through to Gymnastike.
The embed has no video ad. The Gymnastike page does.
I mention this as I’m a bit irked at Gymnastike for not being more transparent on which of their links lead to the membership only videos, and which are free to all.
Normally I’d tell people to go to Gymnastike rather than watch on this site. But right now, if you are not a paid Gold member, you should be leery of wasting your time on a Gymnastike link. Not knowing in advance whether or not you can watch it.
I’d recommend you to join Gymnastike Gold, but I’m also irked they are so reluctant to tell folks the price of membership up front. (My personal philosophy is not to buy any product that has deceptive or hidden pricing.)
All that said, this is a very cool tumbling sequence. Thanks for posting it Gymnastike.