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thompsonsgirl
September 3, 2011
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GymGurl
September 3, 2011
I think level 4 to level five was the hardest. I did level 5 for 3 years and I still havent gone to level 6. Now im a prep intermediate. I think the kip was the hardest and going over the table for the first time.
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Gymnast17
February 15, 2009
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GymGurl
February 15, 2009
I did Gymnastics competitively for 4 years, from the time i was 8, till last year. My mom and dad pulled me out for 1 meet season to see if i still wanted it..i stopped going as much as the other girls. I then decided to quit :( I went to one of my friends' from gym;s meet yesterday. I started crying because i realized how bad i missed it. I just tried to convince my mom to let me do it on team[ Read More... ]
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kat
July 7, 2008
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GymGurl
July 7, 2008
[QUOTE] [QUOTE] Have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics. [/QUOTE] I agree with bouncybars on the word use of "behave" - rather than this last requirement, doesn't it sound better to say something like "Having carried oneself, both on and off the field, in a manner that..."[ Read More... ]
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punchfront
June 17, 2008
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GymGurl
June 17, 2008
A lot of times the harsh coach is the inexperienced coach - the coach with no gymnastics experience/training of their own - and they are unnecessarily harsh and their program and gymnasts suffer because of it - they just don't fully understand gymnastics. Related: Parkettes program remains a gymnastics paradise (Philly.com)[ Read More... ]
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GymGurl
June 14, 2008
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Yes I think gymnastics training is invaluable in a coach, however the best gymnasts rarely make the best coaches. For those who found gymnastics easy and never had to struggle to do the skills and go through all the mistakes often find coaching harder because they expect their gymnasts bodies to be able to do things that easily aswell. Those who struggled as gymnasts often had to go through[ Read More... ]
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Tumbleingjellybean
June 6, 2008
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GymGurl
June 6, 2008
She's right I have a girl in my group who's 16 she's really nice too.So don't worry about your age and just have fun doing the sport you love.
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GymGurl
April 26, 2008
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Lots of teams around here have adults in them, but usually in their 20's to early 30's. Very rare to see someone in their late 30's or older. I think it's great, gymnastics should be a sport that you can enjoy at any age and adults have many advatages that kids don't, while they often struggle with flexibility they build strength easily and dont have to worry about their bodies always growing[ Read More... ]
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GymGurl
April 26, 2008
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You could be an excellent rhythmic gymnast with your background. You sound very flexible and a background in ballet is probably the single biggest advantage. Don't worry about your age, you will progress quickly because of your background and because you learn things more easily at 16 than you do at 6. You do need to expect that you will have to train with younger girls as there are not many[ Read More... ]
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GymGurl
April 26, 2008
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Things have changed a lot but the age of international champions are increasing again. One of the greatest gymnasts in the world is Oksana from Germany (previously uzbekistan) and she is 32 years old and has a child yet is always winning at world championships. Many gymnasts are competing internationall right into their late 20's and on these days. Women actually peak in strength at the age[ Read More... ]
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GymGurl
February 3, 2008
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It depends what you want to get from the gym. Safety is the number 1 issue. If there is more than 12 gymnasts to a coach it can become a safety issue and you can get severly injured due to lack of individual supervision. It also means a LOT of waiting in between turn which means a lack of progress and you are not getting your moneys worth from training. 10-12 gymnasts per coach is safer and[ Read More... ]
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froyo
January 4, 2008
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GymGurl
January 4, 2008
[quote=GymnastEllen22] :lol: [color=violet][/color] I'm a level eight gymnast and I work 6 days a week. Monday-Thursday= 4.5 hours Friday&Saturday= 3 hours[/quote] So you get more time on Fridays and Saturdays for other stuff. Do you like your schedule? Is it hard 4.5 hours straight - it's all in one session right? (I mean you don't break it up with practice in the morning for a[ Read More... ]
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GymnastEllen22
December 28, 2007
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GymGurl
December 28, 2007
:lol: [color=violet][/color] I'm a level eight gymnast and I work 6 days a week. Monday-Thursday= 4.5 hours Friday&Saturday= 3 hours
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GymGurl
December 2, 2007
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I wouldn't bother with private lessons. They are very expensive (often $40-$60 per hour) and you are in a very small class with only 4 gymnasts so you are probably getting just as much from these classes as you would in a private and you are only paying a fraction of the cost. At first it will be difficult to learn all the new skills and terminology but you will amazed at how fast you[ Read More... ]
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GymGurl
November 3, 2007
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Where I live the top elite gymnasts will train near 40 hours a week from the time they are 11 or 12 years old. Most train every morning for about 3 1/2 hours and then attend school for a few hours and train again every afternoon for about 3 1/2 hours. They would train around 5 hours on a saturday and have sundays off. Most are very happy and enjoying their training, and despite have much less[ Read More... ]
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GymGurl
October 31, 2007
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I don't see why people make such a big deal about missing the high school prom for gymnastics. I missed my prom to travel interstate for a national competition. I don't regret it at all. I had an awesome time travelling away with friends, having fun in the hotel and competing nationals. I saw a video of the prom and it didn't look half as much fun.
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GymGurl
October 27, 2007
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I think it's a great idea. Ballet really helps you get great scores, it helps develop a strong toe point, good balance, nice straight legs and good technique and teaches you how to dance with the music for floor routines as well as how to present your routines better. You often find those who have done dance, especially ballet will do great in competitions. Ballet also helps a lot with turns[ Read More... ]
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GymGurl
October 16, 2007
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Our boys usually only wear leotards for competitions. For training they usually wear T shirts and shorts, with their longs over the top for the apparatus that require them.
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GymGurl
October 13, 2007
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While I like the look of just a plian leo for competition, I think we lose a lot of people from competitive gymnastics in their teen years and adult years because they feel uncomfortable appearing in public dressed in just a leo. When girls start growing into teens they get uncomfortable because their body is changing or they might have their period and they stop competing. I know lots of[ Read More... ]
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GymGurl
October 13, 2007
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It depends how bad it is. Does it hurt when you are walking? How about at other times when you are just sitting or standing or squeezing your muscles? If it does you probably have a small tear in your hamstring, if you do it could turn into a big tear which could mean you wont be able to train for several months and even will not be able to walk at first. Definatly see a physio if this is the[ Read More... ]
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bibzley
October 13, 2007
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GymGurl
October 13, 2007
My gym doesn't compete level 4 so: compulsory (5/6): minimum 3 days a week, 3 hours a day so 9 hours but they can come more if they want optional: 5 days a week, 3 hours a day with 2 hours on saturday optional. hehe people don't always stick to these rules though, especially recently with school starting and everything.
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pbj
October 11, 2007
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GymGurl
October 11, 2007
Cast handstand has been hard for a lot of the girls at my gym, and the boys get it really fast. But straddling makes it easier, and also lots of conditioning!! How about you GymGurl?
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barpirouettes
October 9, 2007
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GymGurl
October 9, 2007
I almost got stuck in the compulsories (levels 5/6) even though I had my level 7 routines, because those level 5/6 coaches wanted to keep me in those levels and do more competitions, but my coach let me pass through those levels with one meet. The hardest level to move to is probably level 10 to elite!!
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GymGurl
October 9, 2007
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What level did you feel it was the hardest to move up to? The hardest one to get all the skills you need? Did you ever get stuck at a level for a long time? What skill got you stuck?
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cherylsf
October 7, 2007
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GymGurl
October 7, 2007
Level 4: 6 hours (3 days) Level 5: 9 hours (3 days) Level 6: 15 hours (5 days) Level 7: 20 hours (5 days) Levels 8-10: 24 hours (6 days) Levls 1-3 don't compete here, they don't have that much practice unless they choose to go in more than one class: Level 1/2: about an hour a week Level 3: 3 hours a week, 1.5 hours x 2 days
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GymGurl
October 7, 2007
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I'm from Australia so we have competitions for levels 1-3 aswell.
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