COLUMBUS, OH--The field of six is set. Oklahoma (441.20), Stanford (434.35), Ohio State (433.40), Illinois (432.05), Minnesota (426.40) and Penn State (423.95) advanced to the team finals of the 2016 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships. The top-ranked Sooners took care of business in the early session, after opening with their season-low on FX (72.85). They quickly got back on track, [...more]
The day started out with high hopes and confidence, and it ended in disappointment for Team USA. Meanwhile, the Chinese men, fresh off a funk of their own, roared back with a vengeance. The three-up/three-count format was much to their liking. How does a team win the Olympic gold medal? [...more]
In our second installment, we provide links to some of the week's best health/fitness articles. Disclaimer: most, if not all, of these articles fly in the face of the mainstream. Many of these writers represent the vanguard in nutrition, fitness and biochemistry, providing a refreshing outlook based on solid anecdotal and scientific evidence. There is little doubt that the standard American diet (SAD) and the widely prescribed status quo "low-fat/high carb" diet are [...more]
The 2011 Men's JO Nationals will be taking place in two weeks in Long Beach, CA. The rotation schedules have been published here. Region 5 definitely wins the award for the best regional venue. Their meet was held at Ohio State, the same weekend as the men's NCAA Championships. How cool that must have been for all the boys being afforded the opportunity to watch some great gymnastics put on by the college guys! Ohio was quite the hotbed for gymnastics, with [...more]
Robb Wolf’s New York Times best seller, The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet, goes a long way toward establishing the paleo diet as an acceptable mainstream health practice. Wolf delivers a compelling argument against the standard American diet (SAD), aka a low-fat/high carbohydrate diet. The bedrock of the paleo diet is meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and abundant good fats (saturated/long-chain N-3/N-6 fats) and avoidance of bad fats (N-6 vegetable oils). The diet is based on an anthropological understanding of the original [...more]
ust a few weeks after an exciting 2010 VISA U.S. Men's Championships, six of our top gymnasts completed a successful competition in Guadalajara at the recent 2010 Pan American Games. Team USA, comprised of Glen Ishino, Jake Dalton, Wes Haagensen, Alex Buscaglia, Dylan Akers and Bryan Del Castillo, walloped Brazil, Canada and the rest [...more]
In a very ugly meet, Oklahoma (354.55) barely edged out Cal (354.45) in the 2010 MPSF Championships. Top-ranked Stanford really tanked on pommel horse (50.35), which immediately took them out of the running for the team title, as that event greatly contributed to the dozen or so points they left on the floor. The Sooners, ironically, needed a strong showing on pommel horse in the last rotation to pull out their victory. Cal is arguably on their way to [...more]
Coach Sommer from Gymnastic Bodies has a story about former U.S. Champion Mako Sakamoto’s prowess at doing free-standing handstand pushups on the parallel bars. Sakamoto, who used to coach Peter Vidmar, punched out 163 full range free-standing handstand pushups in a row at the age of 53…that means dropping down to the shoulders, not the […] [...more]
Elite gymnasts have the ideal bodies. Not only are they incredibly strong, but they are also extremely flexible. What do all gymnasts have in common? They all do bodyweight exercises. Many of them occasionally dabble with weights, but their training regimens are overwhelmingly dominated by bodyweight exercises. Go to any gym and it would be a very rare sight to find any gymnast working out with weights.
In a recent interview posted by Gymnast.com , Jonathan Horton was asked [...more]
By Guest Blogger: Logan Christopher of www.lostartofhandbalancing.com
Did you catch the Men's Gymnastic Rings final the other night? For anyone who has never mounted a pair of rings its hard to comprehend the difficulty of even basic moves.
But when you have, no matter your skill level or lack there of, you'll have a greater understanding of what these Olympic athletes are going through.
It's not just one move they do, but to string several [...more]