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.
Many older athletes pop something like Ibuprofin as a regular part of the workout ritual. Some refer to it as “Vitamin I“.
In a study published in the December issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, nine healthy trained men cycled using different combinations of ibuprofen, no ibuprofen and rest.
The study found that ibuprofen aggravates injury in the small intestine, based on measurements of cell leakage in the gut lining.
Whether the leakage leads to pathology isn’t known and will take a longer-term study to determine.
“This is the first study to reveal that ibuprofen aggravates exercise-induced small intestinal injury and induces gut barrier dysfunction in healthy individuals,” Kim van Wijck of Maastrict University Medical Centre and her co-authors wrote.
“We conclude that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs consumption by athletes is not harmless and should be discouraged.” …
I’m having some trouble with Reisport guards of late. The leather seems to be breaking more often and wearing out quicker. I’ve heard that the leather at the moment is going through a bad batch. In any case I’m on the hunt for a new brand