Gymnastics for autistic children

… a sensory gym geared towards people with autism.

The gym is called We Rock the Spectrum. All features of this gym help strengthen the skills that don’t come naturally for kids with autism. …

Gym geared toward autistic children set to open in Cypress

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ligaments & tendons – what’s the difference?

“blob” vs “bottom” :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

tendon ligament

Apple Watch heart rate monitor

Last year there were 3 high school football player deaths in 3 weeks. :-(

Football is a far more dangerous sport than Gymnastics in so far as catastrophic injures are concerned.

This young man is alive.

Paul Houle Jr

He was worried, however, first first day of pre-season:

“The combination of how hot it was last week, the two football practices in one day and dehydration caused my muscles to start to break down and release a protein into my blood stream which shut down my heart, my liver and my kidneys.” …

Apple Watch saved Centerville teen’s life

In the future we’ll have smart devices monitoring all sorts of health stats.

2014 Belgium Gymnastics documentary

Florence Lestienne put together a report for Journalism at the University of Brussels. Passion and sacrifice. MAG & WAG. Includes Maxime and Gilles Gentges, Maellyse Brassart and Chloé Leblicq.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (24min English subtitles)

Florence edits the Belgian Gymnastics blog2015 Worlds: Top 20 for Lisa and Rune, first final for Florian

Our Belgian gymnasts made history once again at the 2015 Glasgow World Championships. Three gymnasts, two girls and a boy, reached the all-around final. …

Florian Landuyt – Achilles

I’ve not seen official statistics as yet, but it sounds like we had about 6 serious injuries at Worlds 2015. About 1% of the competitors suffered injuries in Glasgow that will require months of recovery.

Florian is an up-and-coming gymnast from Belgium, happy to have qualified for the AA Final last minute.


But on take-off for double double on Floor, he snapped an Achilles. :-(

Artistic Gymnastics is a dangerous sport. :-( We need to do more to reduce that rate.

World Vault Champion Maria Paseka


1. Maria Paseka (RUS) 15.666
2. Hong Un Jong (PRK) 15.633 to Rio! :-)
3. Simone Biles (USA) 15.541

full results (The Longine’s result page only shows 1 vault.)

Questionable call. I felt Hong was clearly better than Paseka over the same two vaults.

It looked like Dipa from India might just medal. And qualify to the Olympics. But she had a poor landing on her 2nd Vault. (Kas + 1/1 twist)

Sadly Guilia was injured on landing. Looks like it was only a hyper-extended knee. This time.

FIG needs to change the competition mats. The one they use for Double-mini would be safer. New competition mats are too hard.

Mary-Anne Monckton knows all about these injuries. She calls for a return to the warm-up on the competition equipment just prior to competing.

Mustafina – minor knee surgery

… Aliya Mustafina, will travel back to Moscow on the 2nd November, ready for surgery on an injured meniscus in her right knee on the 3rd, head coach Valentina Rodionenko said today in an interview with R Sport. Aliya tore the ACL in her left knee in spring 2011 …