The price of gold. Uncomfortable honesty.

A new exposé from Romania. In Romanian.

Olaru is opening up about her life, her struggle at home, the suicide of the father, her mother’s struggle with alcohol and the hard training sessions which at times involved beatings. …

Maria Olaru is launching her new book this weekend

book cover

Shawn Johnson’s new book

A young adult novel. The Flipside.

via Gymternet Clan

22 G.S. George articles

An archive of newsletter articles by Dr. Gerald George can be found here.

A sample — “The Mechanics of Impact“:

… The effectiveness of the take-off sets the uppermost limits of what the gymnast can hope to obtain during the airborne phase of any skill. During this moment, the path (trajectory) followed by the performer’s center of gravity, as well as the quantity of rotary motion (angular momentum) available for skill execution, are irrevocably established. …

Once the gun has been fired, there is no turning back…for the trajectory and momentum of its bullet are irrevocably established! …