Tag Archives: coaching

As I Said Last Time – Back to the Day Job…

….which means training other people in gymnastics and fitness, and training ourselves to keep up with them! That generally means working up a sweat: in winter, perhaps just the forehead… …in summer, the heat helps to produce just a little … Continue reading

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Delivering A Product

I am unable to defend the tattoos on this lad, but I commend the specimen. Balanced muscle, sporty, not over-developed. I wonder what his mum thinks about his choice of wording… However: The process of coaching (anything) is often referred … Continue reading

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Blowing off Steam

I’m REALLY cross today. The photos start in a gym: you’ll see why. Yesterday started well. Dave and I had a full day coaching scheduled and, because son Leo had a long-standing invite with some school classmates which our guests … Continue reading

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Gymnasts

As this week our lives are dominated by wall-to-wall gymnastics coaching, I dedicate this post to Gymnasts. Training for pommel horse: 2. Strength training on the pommel horse: 3. The results… 4. Standing tall on the parallel bars: 5. Trampoline-assisted … Continue reading

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A Head with a Sore Bear

There was none of that in our training cabin on Monday morning! ‘The Party’s Over…’ was the theme – two parties in fact, where we put on our most ghoulish fakir programme plus acrobatics. 3 13yo’s arriving home at 3am … Continue reading

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‘You Can’t Please All of the People’ – Ever!

‘ Methinks I ask too many questions. Because you get too many contradictory answers! In the last few posts I’ve tried to respond to issues raised (mainly by e-mail)…‘That grey writing is hard to read against a grey background’…OK, so … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Believe It…”

…famous catch-phrase of ‘Victor Meldrew’, grumpy old man, in the British TV sitcom ‘One Foot in the Grave’… I have hesitated to write this, but on Monday I experienced that one foot in the grave. Dave cottoned on first… ‘Tone, … Continue reading

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Alien Invasion

Finally feeling a little improved, I ventured out to the training cabin on my own this afternoon just to see what I could still do. A few weights, a shaky handstand or two, some light stretching… Well, I decided, things … Continue reading

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Flu Boo Hoo…

Still not in the best of humour here. Flu won’t go away (another marathon sweaty sleep yesterday, but only 12 hours) and on the one occasion I ventured back to the gymnastics center because of a severe coach shortage (yeah, flu!) I … Continue reading

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Go Bengals!

On our last night in Pocatello, roomie Charlie and I got together again with Kallen and his roomie for another sweaty workout… …there was enthusiasm for some more wrestling… We returned to our room as before, where it was inevitable … Continue reading

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