boobs and gymnastics

Recall the line in Stick It:

Joanne: [Jealous that some girl-girls are getting attention from some hot guys]

What do they have that we don’t have?

Dvora and others linked to an article in Atlantic Wire – Don’t Let Boobs Ruin Your Sports Dreams:

In the late 1980s, the top athletes were mostly pre-pubescent, and the Soviet Union and communist Romania dominated, …

But today, the minimum international competition age is 16, which means most (Senior) competitors are post-pubescent. …

… If you want to flip a bunch of times high in the air, you need a high strength-to-weight ratio. And it is easier to stay skinny before puberty; kids tend to have a lower BMI. But because little kids aren’t allowed to compete anymore, gymnasts compensate by getting really strong.

Aly Raisman, who won the most medals of any American gymnast at the 2012 Olympics, has boobs—and massive traps. …

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related – the original article (not nearly as astute) on ESPN W – YOU CAN ONLY HOPE TO CONTAIN THEM


For every kilo extra, you need to be a fair bit stronger.

Strong like Alicia.

It’s the same story with the guys, of course. The more they weigh, the stronger they have to be.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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