Shawn Johnson recovered from injury

Good article by International Gymnast editor Dwight Normile:


… After nursing a slight injury to her right leg, 2007 world champion Shawn Johnson should be “100 percent back” this weekend, according to coach Chow Liang.

“Right now we’re in the foundation-building stage and getting her body and mind recovered, and getting ready for the Olympics,” Chow told IG on Friday.

The injury was a stress reaction to her shin, which could have resulted in a stress fracture if left untreated. Johnson has been wearing a walking boot to allow the leg to heal. …

International GYMNAST Magazine Online

Fast Food restaurants compared

From Calorie Counter:

Fast food is bad food. That’s pretty much common knowledge these days. The majority of the foods served at fast food restaurants contain an insane amount of calories, tons of fat (including the very evil trans fat), and are high in pretty much everything else that you’d want your food to be low in. Long story short, it’s the kind of food you want to avoid eating.

… I’ve compared the nutrition facts of the most popular foods from over 20 popular fast food restaurants to see how each restaurant’s version of the same food stacks up against the others. If this isn’t enough to convince you to eat less (or none) of this stuff, it will at least give you the information you need to make the better choice and avoid making the worst one.


Fast Food Restaurants & Nutrition Facts Compared


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  • confirmed – 2007 Elite Canada, Vancouver

    This coach will be there, blogging the action.

    Canada qualified the full Men’s Artistic team to Beijing. But the Women only qualified individuals. I’m looking forward to seeing how the athletes look with the big meet only months away.


    Schedule / Horaire – Elite Canada 2007

    In conjunction with that competition is a 6-day-long Level 4 coaching course led by Keith Russell for Gymnastics Canada.

    I’ll be presenting on the “Internet for Elite Coaches”. And working individually with coaches on their own use of computers vis-a-vis gymnastics.

    Others presenting include Edouard Iarov, Anne Muscat, Dave Hill, Kamena Petkova, Svetlana Lashina, Lynn Smith and Jeff Thomson.

    Level 4 is by invitation only, a 2-year, 4-week-total program for coaches seeking to develop athletes for international competition.

    Looks like a fantastic trip. I will be posting the good stuff here.

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    David Hasselhoff loves Acrobatic Gymnastics

    Realis was the stage name of World Acrobatic Gymnastics champions Arthur Davis and Shenea Booth who reached the finals NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Season 1 in 2006.

    Click PLAY or watch the Realis finale performance on YouTube.

    An 11 year old singer, Bianca Ryan, eventually took home the $1 million dollar first place prize.

    gymnast Dominique Moceanu is having a baby

    The Magnificent 7 are on the Today show Saturday morning, Nov. 17th, including cute little Dominique Moceanu.

    Except now she is 26-years-old and expecting.

    An excellent interview:

    dominique_8_bw_copy_cbb.jpgOlympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu was only 14 years-old when she captured the world’s heart (and the gold medal!) at the 1996 Atlanta Games in the field of gymnastics. Today, Dominique, 26, is all grown up, married and expecting her first baby, a girl, on January 3rd.

    We flew to Cleveland, Ohio to catch up with Dominique at the Gymnastics World Gym. She chatted with us about the pressures of being a young athlete, how she’s having a healthy pregnancy, and of course, winning Olympic Gold.

    Click … for all the photos and interview highlights.

    Photography: Gabbeli Photography

    Celebrity Baby Blog: CBB Exclusive: Going for (baby) gold with Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu

    Nadia Shatila – teaching CrossFit at gymnastics

    226abs_lede.jpg Nadia Shatila (MySpace) is a coach, personal fitness trainer and CrossFit trainer.

    A former Nationally ranked gymnast, she has recently started teaching and training CrossFit at a gymnastics club.

    More of us need to start doing the same. It’s lucrative supplementary income.

    Unfortunately, in this interview (video) Nadia speaks of the problems she’s had trying to do so.

    Worth a look if you are considering adding CrossFit to your program.

    Photo source – Living Well: Strong abs not only look good, they help you feel better –

    Thanks to Blair Lowe for the link. He does Crossnastic Gymnastics himself in California. In Blair’s experience, the cardio component of CrossFit is too much for many ex-gymnasts. It is intense!