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What to expect once I retire...

Gymnastics Reddit - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:47

Hey everyone! New here, just dropping in to ask about all your experiences following your retirement from gymnastics. I've been in the sport for 15 years and will finish my final season this spring. I've been a level 8/9 for the past like 7 years (competed high school and college club, so not super well defined levels), and at 21 my body hurts. Gymnastics itself isn't terribly painful, but if I sit a certain way too long or spend too much time on my feet, my knees and hips and back often start aching. And if this is how I feel at 21, I have no idea what to expect for the next 60ish years of my life.

For those of you who have retired, how does your body feel years later? What can I expect once I finish my gymnastics career health-wise?

Also, what have you all gotten into to keep yourselves fit? I hear a lot of people start running or CrossFit, but I hate both of those things... What else could I look into starting as an adult?

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In lieu of the mental gymnastics in the FTP subreddit, I have my own the Bears.

Gymnastics Reddit - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:52

We can potentially be the top seed in the NFC and get a bye week in the playoffs. Here's what needs to happen:

Rams must lose to the Eagles, Cardinals, and I know 2 of those teams are 3 and 10, but they're in the same they'll be playing harder...right? We also gave these teams the game plan on how to beat them.

Saints must lose to the Panthers TWICE and the Steelers once. Panthers were in the Superbowl a few years ago, so that's totally doable, and Steelers are at the top of their division.

We just need to beat FTP, 49ers, and Vikings. Probably the most doable of everything on the list.

After typing this out, I'm think I realized that us getting the number 1 seed in the NFC is more attainable than FTP getting into the playoffs.

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The Wolverines

Gymnastics Reddit - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:40

Hi, everyone. As a person with severe scoliosis remedied by (traumatic) surgeries and a hard-core comic book fan, I wanted to see how many of us identified with Wolverine and his spin-off characters.

Since I was first operated on at the age of six and have permanent nerve damage that causes numbness in my abdomen and legs, I really identify with Gabby and X-23 from the Wolverine spin-offs. Even when I saw the "X-Ray" scans from the earlier Wolverine films, I felt a little more powerful as a person. Before treatment, I did gymnastics and ice skating, but my parents were extremely cautious about physical activity after the first surgery.

I'm just wondering how many adults, adolescents, and children suffering from scoliosis identify with a character whose primary traits are a metal spine, shortness, and pain resistance. After the premier of the Deadpool film, Ryan Reynolds went on a campaign to comfort cancer survivors and children in treatment.

Do you think that people in treatment and post-operation scoliosis sufferers would feel empowered by a fictional icon too? Would building a community around "the Wolverines" of the world help people feel powerful despite their suffering?

Thanks, Reddit.

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Applying to U of Az, U of Mich, Reed, Pepperdine & Stanford (maybe)

Gymnastics Reddit - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:01

3.83 UWT GPA, ex-competitive elite gymnast (quit due to injury), current competitive mountain biker & top 10 in my state. Gymnastics Coach for part of the year. Current volunteer (junior docent) at a local natural museum where I present info & teach visitors about the plant/animal life and biodiversity of our region. Currently holding a highly selective internship at my city's art museum. I work with my group to put on community benefit events that are focused on art education. Member of NHS.

SAT 1250 (i know its not good at all...but I'm waiting on December score and I'm sure I did much better this time)

Caucasian female. Looking into Molecular & Cellular Biology as a major. Family makes ~$75-80,000 per yr. Rank: ~35/460 My school is an average middle class public school. 75-90% of the students have OK grades at my school (mid to low 3.0 gpas). I'm part of the top percent of kids at school where we all have reallly similar gpas so the differences between ranks are pretty minute.

Please humor me. I'm new here & definitely don't fit into this sub very well and YES, I KNOW a lot of these schools are huge reaches, (looking @ u St. Anford) thats because I know what small schools I'm basically guaranteed admission to but I'm curious about bigger things...but I hope this is enough info. Feel free to ask questions.

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Let's Talk: El Mal Querer by Rosalia

Gymnastics Reddit - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:26

I think a lot of readers here can remember the feeling we had when we first really got into music. For me, I remember the first couple records that gave me that "OH SHIT WHAT IS THIS" set of emotions - excitement, euphoria, even intimidation and some confusion. This certain, special kind of record only came once in a while, and it transported you to new worlds and new perspectives. It rekindles the hope that there is much left to be explored. The latest album to instill this feeling for me is Rosalia's "El Mal Querer".

What makes "El Mal Querer" so potent is its mix of Spanish flamenco tradition with modern R&B and bass music influences. I have to admit my knowledge of only the broad background of this record - a singer from Catalonia becomes enamored with flamenco music, creates a concept record about a relationship gone south based on an old poem that synthesizes local tradition with modern flourishes, proceeds to piss off purists yet gain fans worldwide. Even her music video aesthetic reflects her intent: matadors with motorcycles, Spanish Inquistadors on skateboards. Rosalia, with love in her heart for flamenco, seeks to preserve through progression.

My Spanish is elementary at best so her lyrics are greatly lost on me. Therefore I will discuss what grabs me immediately - the music itself.

Let's start with her album opener and most well known track, "Malamente". The production rides this knife-edge that I just love. It balances a modern, sleek R&B exterior with an inner old-fashioned heart. There is restrained tragedy in the vocals and keyboards set against the syncopated handclaps, percussion and ad-libs. It is layered, has heft, and just works so incredibly well. Even though "Malamente" is an outlier in the context of the record, it acts as a showcase for this record's main assets, namely the well-thought out production and Rosalia's confident vocals.

The rest of the album only gets better from here. One thing I find untouched-upon by reviews of this album is the rhythmic complexity and richness of these songs. A majority of the tracks do not follow a standard 4/4 groove. Songs like "PIENSO EN TU MIRÁ" and "QUE NO SALGA LA LUNA" are incredibly polyrythmic in nature. This may be a far-fetched connection, but when I hear the off-kilter percussion and Rosalia's vocal phrasing, I think of footwork.

Production and songwriting aside, Rosalia's singing is plain gymnastic in nature. She pulls off these incredible vocal runs rooted in tradition, but will contrast it with some forward-thinking sonics, even applying Autotune for an instrumental quality.

There is so much to chew on with this record. I have been listening to it nonstop since I first heard it.

A few points for discussion:

  • I'd like to discuss the lyrical content, for those who are fluent in Spanish and can better comprehend the overarching concept she sets out.

  • Are there flamenco aficionados here who think Rosalia strays too far from tradition?

  • Are there any other records that have this particular mix of Spanish influence with modern pop music?

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Interim CEO of USA <b>Gymnastics</b> abruptly resigns amid criticism from Simone Biles and Aly Raisman

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 19:12
The woman who took over as the interim CEO of USA Gymnastics last week abruptly resigned from the post on Tuesday after being harshly criticized ...

After Barrage Of Criticism, USA <b>Gymnastics</b> Interim President And CEO Resigns

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:15
After four days at the helm, former California congresswoman Mary Bono, who was picked to lead USA Gymnastics, resigned Tuesday. She was ...

How many more times is USA <b>Gymnastics</b> going to fail?

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:52
Get rid of whoever USA Gymnastics is paying to advise them because, two years in, they have somehow managed to make what was already a toxic ...

Mary Bono resigns as USA <b>Gymnastics</b> interim president following criticism from Olympians

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:48
Less than a week after becoming the interim president and chief executive of USA Gymnastics, Mary Bono is stepping down from the role, following ...

Individual All-Around Final - Rhythmic <b>Gymnastics</b> | Buenos Aires 2018 YOG

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:37
Held in the America Pavilion, the Individual All-Around final.

USA <b>Gymnastics</b> Interim President Mary Bono Resigns Days After Hire, Simone Biles Comments

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:30
Former congresswoman Mary Bono announced her resignation as interim USA Gymnastics president and chief executive officer just four days after ...

Mary Bono steps down after five days as USA <b>Gymnastics</b>&#39; interim CEO

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:16
In announcing the appointment of Bono, 57, a Republican who served 15 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, USA Gymnastics' Board of ...

USA <b>Gymnastics</b> Interim CEO Resigns

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:09
Former Congresswoman Mary Bono has announced she is resigning as interim president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics after just five ...

USA <b>Gymnastics</b> Interim CEO Mary Bono Resigns

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:07
Four days after being named interim president and CEO of the embattled USA Gymnastics federation, Mary Bono resigned after a recent tweet ...

<b>Gymnastics</b> Announces 2019 Schedule

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:06
Complete Schedule. YPSILANTI, Mich. ( — Eastern Michigan University Gymnastics Head Coach, Katie Minasola , announced the ...

Mary Bono Resigns as Interim CEO of USA <b>Gymnastics</b> After Just 4 Days on the Job

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:56
Mary Bono has resigned as interim USA Gymnastics President less than week into her job, and following scrutiny from Olympic gymnasts over her ...

USA <b>Gymnastics</b> interim CEO resigns 4 days into the job amid criticism

Gymnastics Google Alert - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:56
Former U.S. congresswoman Mary Bono resigned from USA Gymnastics on Tuesday, four days after she was named interim chief executive officer of ...