Nina Derwael 15.30 Bars

Gold in Doha. Nina is 1.651m (5′ 5″), I believe. #respect

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Angelina Melnikova wins Birmingham

1. Angelina Melnikova RUS 54.465
2. Marz Frazier USA 53.932
3. Alice Kinsella GBR 53.099

Sadly Amy Tinkler was injured and withdrew. She’s scheduled to compete Commonwealth Games. ☹️

Men’s British Championships Recap

… huge congrats to Brinn Bevan who somewhat unexpectedly had what was probably the competition of his life to become the brand new British AA Champion!

Brinn started on his best event, pommel horse, where he solidly hit his 6.1 difficulty routine and set himself up nicely for the rest of the competition.

He hit routine after routine, including his big tsuk double pike vault and finishing up with what was probably the most intense floor routine of his life! …

2018 British Championships All Around Recap

Nile competed well. But only 5 apparatus.

At the following World Cup Brinn withdrew when coach Scott Hann had to get emergency dental surgery.

METH: Movement, Elevation, Traction, Heat


Which is better for your athletes?

Agressive treatment for minor injuries like ankle strains is not new. I recall our physiotherapist at University of Saskatchewan walking athletes immediately on ankle sprains as one method for faster recovery. That was in the 1990s.

Coaches without medical training should defer to their most trusted experts on this issue.

RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is a term that is synonymous with treating athletic injuries. Ice has been the gold standard for injuries and sore muscles since Dr. Mirkin coined it in 1978 from his sports medicine book. …

Ice will control the pain from injury, that relief only lasts between 20-30 minutes. There are many other things that we can do to control pain and not impede the healing process. The research is now saying that if you delay or inhibit inflammation, you will also delay your healing. …

Gabe Mirkin himself has changed his opinion:

On March 16, 2014, he wrote “Coaches have used my ‘RICE’ guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping.

Ice is very effective for reducing pain for 20-30 minutes. And it’s still recommended for other purposes:

What about Ice baths and in between tournaments?

The evidence seems to support use for ice in this instance.

related – Another RICE alternative: MEAT (Movement, Exercise, Analgesics and Treatments).

Thanks John.