Here we post gymnasts and work, rest and play. There are plenty more in the previous ‘Fitness… etc’ pages and in the huge number of previous blog posts: this page takes us onwards and upwards from May 2019 with the newest material appearing immediately beneath this notice. Enjoy!
June 9th 2019
Another bundle of talented young gymnasts: just add chalk! … … …
June 3rd 2019: Chelyabinsk Boys in Training
Pictures from coach Andrey Telitsyn
‘Yeah, I broke my leg. so what?’
Gosh, she looks a bit fierce. The boy doesn’t look too unhappy, though! Here she is again – obviously conditioning is her thing!
There were survivors! … … …
May 26th 2019: Random Gymnasts
How to extend the shoulder range!
Strong shoulders mean success in the iron cross!
The pommel horse demands shoulder strength and range too!
And, of course, you need muscle!
‘Gymnastics’ literally means ‘the naked art’ but we don’t see too much of that these days…
…of course, it didn’t mean gymnastics as we know it today: the nearest piece of apparatus we have to the Ancient Greeks ideal is the pommel horse, which in those times was an actual horse with a sidesaddle to vault over
OK: enough talk. Let’s enjoy the rest.
(Yes, I’ll include acrobatic gymnastics here from time to time: unfortunately we only see half of the pairing here)