Bulgarian Olympians Dima Raynova and Silvia Topalova have teamed up again, this time to create and publish The POWER in the Hour, a journal and tracker designed to motivate, guide and inspire female and male gymnasts ages 8 to18. …
The journal has quotes, inspirations and stories from all over the world. … There’s also room for writing down reflections, goals and dreams. …
There are several sections that the kids can fill out: healthy habits such as sleeping patterns, food, and other things, goals they want to achieve and how they’ll achieve them, academic activities, books they’re reading, outdoor activities, family and friends time, how they help at home, reflection of their week and improvements. …
If I had practiced basketball for 10,000 hours, for example, I wouldn’t have made the NBA. 😀
Correlation is not causation.
Vladimir B. Issurin in 2017 published a summary finding that athletes from endurance, power, and combat sports attained world-class status following 4–7 years of specialized preparation with 3000–7000 cumulative hours of purposeful training.
I can answer for Simone. She was doing 9 hours when she was 7; 12-20 while she was JO…even as a Level 10 it was only 20. She progressed to 24 until her 2nd WC Then we went to 30-32 gearing up to Rio. Never more than 32 with me, which is probably why she can still keep going.
Edited by Roslyn Kerr, Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Carly Stewart, and Gretchen Kerr.
This book lifts the lid on the high pressured, complex world of women’s artistic gymnastics. By adopting a socio-cultural lens incorporating historical, sociological and psychological perspectives, it takes the reader through the story and workings of women’s artistic gymnastics.
Beginning with its early history as a ‘feminine appropriate’ sport, the book follows the sport through its transition to a modern sports form. Including global cases and innovative narrative methods, it explores the way gymnasts have experienced its intense challenges, the complexities of the coach-athlete relationship, and how others involved in the sport, such as parents and medical personnel, have contributed to the reproduction of a highly demanding and potentially abusive sporting culture.
With the focus on a unique women’s sport, the book is an important read for researchers and students studying sport sociology, sport coaching, and physical education, but it is also a valuable resource for anyone interested in the development of sporting talent.