GymnastsLife

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This is literally what I live for.

Responding to the anon who asked about the scarce amount of gymnasts on the gymternet. I'm a gymnast, and I've noticed that as well. A lot of people on the gymternet were gymnasts but had to quit do to injuries but it still is stunning of the small amount of gymnasts we have but its cool having all the gym fans that aren't gymnasts on here because everybody's great on here

bailies-keys:

I completely agree! i’m really impressed with everyone here to be honest, because I think its hard enough to follow the sport even if I already came with some background knowledge, but to start from the ground up must be very difficult. the only thing I think those who aren’t gymnasts are missing out on is the behind the scenes view of it… gymnasts know what its like to give up everything for this, what the conditioning, pain, and rewards feel like, and even little things like technique and skill progressions. but again, major props to those who are trying to learn. 

So true. Props to everyone on here who’s never done gymnastics because I don’t think I’d be able to do it and know as much as some people on here do without having competed for ten years. You guys are awesome.

college football or college basketball?

Asked by Anonymous

AH don’t make me choose! I love both! but if I had to choose, I’d say football for regular season and basketball for postseason cause the only thing better than March Madness is postseason baseball in October!

What universities have you applied to/are you most excited for?

Asked by Anonymous

LSU, Auburn, Alabama, ECU, Clemson, Kansas, UConn, UGA, UT Austin, and Louisville!

How old are you/what grade are you in and do you have any siblings/how old?

Asked by Anonymous

I’m 17 and a senior in high school! I have a brother who’s 20 and he’s a senior in college!

I'm really glad quitting worked out for you and all, but it's not a happy ending for everyone. People always say "I could have a life when I quit!" but I was the opposite- gym kept me so busy I never noticed I didnt have friends, and when I quit I was alone. It actually was the catalyst to a lot if not all of the depression and mental issues I've had. I was forced to leave 5 years ago and it hasnt gotten any better. I'm happy for you, but remember life isnt perfect and it doesnt always end well.

Asked by Anonymous

I’m really sorry that you’ve struggled with it so much. Everyone is affected by things differently and I won’t pretend that I know what it’s been like for you because I don’t. I’ve had a lot of personal problems that have affected me more than gymnastics ever did and I often think that nobody else knows what I go through, so I definitely know that life isn’t perfect. I know my perspective on gymnastics is different than a lot of people, but that’s just what works for me. I hope you find what works for you at some point. I kind of forced the notion that there’s life after gymnastics on myself until I really and truly believed it. It wasn’t the least bit easy for me to be done with gymnastics, but I realized that life is too short to hang around and be upset about it when there’s so much else out there. I still have my days, but I know that gymnastics can’t be everything. I’m really sorry you’ve had such a tough time with it, but don’t give up now. I know you’ll find your place. It may take a month, a year, five years, or even a decade, but you’ll get there. You’re right, life isn’t perfect and probably never will be, but I really believe that everything will work out in the end.

Thoughts on Jessica Lopez?

Asked by Anonymous

I love her. I was so sad when she pulled out of AA finals last year because of injury, but how awesome was it to see her finish 8th this year? That’s big for Venezuela. I also think it’s a huge testament to her character for continuing this sport at her age, especially after all she’s already accomplished because you can really tell she does it because she loves it.

Rate each of the US worlds leos A-F.

Asked by Anonymous

Podium Training: A+

Qualifications: B-

Team Finals: A-

All Around Finals: C-

Vault/Bars Finals: C+

Beam/Floor Finals: F

I fully understand how weird & creepy this is about to sound, but I wish I could give you a huge hug right now. Not only are you putting yourself out on the internet to help people, but you're •REALLY• good at it. I mean it. I'm not sure if you understand not only how much your advice helps, but how talented you are with responding to these situations. I can't put into words how much you've helped me.

Asked by Anonymous

AW thank you so much! You made my night!

marydebenham:

I’m just going to take a minute to be so pleased that even if Kyla never upgrades, even if she retires tomorrow and goes to do NCAA without ever again competing elite, she is, at minimum, an Olympic gold medalist, a World gold medalist, a three time World silver medalist, and a bronze World medalist, with four of those being individual medals. Not counting her eight million Pac Rim, Pan Am, and Jesolo medals. Not too shabby, Ms. Ross.

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