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I’ve never used one of these. But with good matting on top, it should work like a stack of mats.
Putting preschool kids on a competitive Trampoline bed can be dangerous. Especially if Mom or Dad climbs on with them — risking a double bounce injury to spine / neck.
Best practice is to put some kind of mat on top of the Tramp for young children.
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Katelyn and Maria Caire have a blog where they post on many things including ethical issues.
Most kids at the age of 12 were probably playing video games and doing some chores. Me? I was training at least 36 hours a week, plastered on posters and magazines, representing the US National Team.
I had no voice or option but to live up to the expectations of everyone else, so I experienced these cruel, unwanted body remarks from just about everyone— coaches, fans/gymnastics followers, National team staff, my mother, and even myself. It started when I was 13, barely weighing 70 pounds. …
Her coach was Valeri Liukin now U.S. Women’s National Team coordinator. I hope Katelyn goes on GymCastic to talk about her training diaries so we can hear the full story of her WOGA experience.
related – Maria Caire – Athlete Body Image: A Series
USAG also needs to respond to Aly’s recent statements.
Best practice is to start from hands & knees drop.
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An article in The Detroit News looks back at Larry Nassar’s life and medical career. Trying to understand how he came to become “one of the most sought-after physicians in the gymnastics world“.
How were so many gymnasts, parents and coaches fooled?
Now that FIG has adopted a form of Parkour / Free Running, some nations will start to formalize the activity. That’s a good thing. Many kids doing Parkour training at Gymnastics clubs are not as safe as they should be.
Gymnastics British Columbia wants to begin training instructors.