Who runs the room where Kyla Ross said cameras should follow the team if they really want to see where the action is at camp.
Who we would pick if we were going to pick a doctor to take care of our kids while they traveled around the world flipping at speeds that would make an astronaut jealous? It’s USA Gymnastics Team Physician, Larry Nassar, A.T.C.
He’s a professor, a certified athletic trainer, an osteopath and one of the most caring human beings you could ever hope to meet. A blunt, honest, experienced professional who tells it like it is. He can do that because he’s so compassionate. …
By contrast, Brigid McCarthy encourages discussion on her site:
… I love writing about this sport. I love collaborating with lots of people to produce news, stories, features, analysis of gymnastics. I also love the back-and-forth between writers and readers that goes on in the comments. Those conversations/debates/feedback sessions can be fun and handy as so many people are expert and opinionated in all areas of this sport.
I don’t even mind the arguments when people manage to keep it nice and keep it on the topic. I mean, it’s a subjective sport. Sometimes ya just gotta duke it out. And a lot of people seem to know how to do that in a meaningful, non-combative, fun way. …
She recommends some guidelines for online commenting:
1. Think before you speak.
2. Don’t be nasty when you can be constructive.
3. Don’t be narrow minded.
4. Don’t cast big judgements based on little knowledge.
5. Always remember that these people that you sit back, watch and talk about are working their guts out every single day to do what they do. They are also teenagers. And people. With feelings.
6. And most of all, REMEMBER THE LOVE that brought you here.
Aly Raisman used to be the underdog. After working her whole life to become an Olympic champion, the Team USA Women’s Gymnastics captain walked away with two gold medals and a bronze at London’s 2012 Games.
Now returning to compete for a spot on the 2016 Olympic team, Raisman joins Overshare to reflect on her training schedule, her family’s sacrifices, the pressure of her sport, her participation in ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, and what inspires her to push forward. …
Kate, a former gymnast and then CrossFitter, was told by doctors that she probably would’ve died from the disease if she hadn’t been in such good physical shape. It was only a year before she returned to the CrossFit gym …
Dr. Sylvia Barkan Rimm (born 1935) is an American psychologist specializing in parenting, child development and learning. She has written books on raising gifted children, success for girls, and communication skills.
… In a recent study of 15 countries, including the United States, the U.S. had the dubious honor of being ranked first in the prevalence of overweight and obese adolescents. …
Overweight children were five times as likely to describe their self-confidence as poor compared to average-weight children. They were much more likely to describe themselves as lonely, sad, fearful, and different.
Overweight girls were less likely to describe themselves as popular or beautiful. Overweight boys were less likely to describe themselves as athletic. Overweight children were much more worried about almost everything, and very over-weight children were three times as worried about their futures than average-weight children. …
The Six-Step Healthy Rescue Plan
Be a coach, instead of a judge.
Go for the goal.
Recruit additional support.
Design a nutritional plan.
Organize an exercise effort.