Mens Gymnastics

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 09, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    Just curious if anybody else here competes or trains ?

    Also wondering what are your guys favorite apparatuses and why?






  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 09, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    Used to be a gymnast. Really want to get back into it.

    LOVED the rings. They were really easy for me and I caught on quick.
    The Pomell horse was fun too though difficult.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 10, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    It's hard to get back into it but not impossible.

    I left at age 12 and went back into it at age 16.

    It was hard as hell to get back to my old level but I did it.

    You should give it a try!



  • Cooldude30

    Posts: 54

    Jul 10, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    I have always LOVED gymnastics. Even as a little boy I was doing kart wheels and flips in the back yard for hours. I was more of a tumbler in my gymnastics days...still do love flipping and showing off. More recently, I have coached gymnastics for a while. I don't think people have any clue what a difficult sport it is, and how demanding it is on your body.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 15, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    Haha yea I had been in recovery from a back injury for a year and a half now ... funny thing is I didn't feel it but it actually made my spin start to curve to the right ... I actually just finished my recovery a month ago! Waiting a bit till I get back to the gym! Its not smart to rush back to what I was doing (5 days of all around gymnastics, 3 days of workouts at gold's gym and 1 spin class every week)

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 15, 2009 7:51 PM GMT
    Wished i was a gymnast. I always admired the way their bodies developed, not too bulky, not too lean, well proportioned. And flexible! icon_wink.gif
  • tbeaux

    Posts: 419

    Jul 15, 2009 7:53 PM GMT
    I was a gymnast, but not anymore. Too many injuries for me, and have started on my surgeries lol.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 10, 2009 3:04 AM GMT
    i was a gymnast for several years before transitioning into dance and yoga. my favorite events were floor and vault. i was okay at pommel horse and parallel bars. my two worst were high bar and rings - i was always very short, and being up so high was scary to me. they set everything at either a standardized height, or adjusted for the tall guys, and that's why i felt uncomfortable on all the apparati. i liked vault and floor because i could use the space around me in a way that fit my stature.
  • EricLA

    Posts: 3461

    Aug 10, 2009 3:07 AM GMT
    Just a casual fan, but always marvel at it. I just feel it is among the most challenging sports and yet among the ones with least recognition.

    The bodies the sport produces remind me of Greek athletes. I could watch them all day.

    I enjoy all aparatus, but I think my favorite is the rings.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 10, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    I compete still (even though my body wishes otherwise) for the University of Minnesota. Go Gophers.
  • EricLA

    Posts: 3461

    Aug 10, 2009 3:16 AM GMT
    Reich160 saidI compete still (even though my body wishes otherwise) for the University of Minnesota. Go Gophers.


    You need to post more gymnastics pics, Reich.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 10, 2009 3:21 AM GMT
    Here is a video, you can also look on gophersports.com

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWcgDk42WgM

    there are some other videos on my profile. Other than that, I don't really have a lot pictures of myself


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 10, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    Reich! Great job on the video. You look great!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 10, 2009 4:00 AM GMT
    Here's a live link to that video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWcgDk42WgM

    And embedded:



    Reich160> I don't really have a lot pictures of myself

    I've got some from the Big-10 championship meet in Ann Arbor last spring.
    Wonder if you're in any of them.

    (Sigh, I'm good at taking pictures, but not so good at organizing them.)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 10, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    I'm a diver (duh) and I started gymnastics when my NCAA eligibility ran out. Nothing too serious, but I spend a lot of time on the rod floor and the tramp (naturally lol). Just started trying standing back full icon_smile.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 28, 2009 6:19 PM GMT
    I still teach and practice gymnastics, along with various circus events. I'm actually also recovering from a hip and sciatic nerve injury. Ouchie...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 28, 2009 6:27 PM GMT
    I'm certainly not at my age...but my 16 yr. son is a competitive gymnast and wants to pursue it in college...it's an awesome sport though scarry as hell from a parental standpoint to watch!
  • gymguy81

    Posts: 455

    Aug 28, 2009 6:30 PM GMT
    its a sport i always wanted to do i took a week long camp when i was in the 4th grade but that was it i think id be better if i had done it
  • jrs1

    Posts: 4388

    Jan 11, 2010 6:54 AM GMT
    muscleArt: www.realjock.com/muscleArt:


    no joke, folks ...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 11, 2010 7:00 AM GMT
    This guy is incredible...

    and hot...

    ... and yes, there is a part where he takes off his shirt AND pants while doing flips.

  • jrs1

    Posts: 4388

    Jan 11, 2010 7:03 AM GMT
    MeOhMy saidThis guy is incredible...

    and hot...

    ... and yes, there is a part where he takes off his shirt AND pants while doing flips.


    I could watch him all day ...
  • jrs1

    Posts: 4388

    Jan 11, 2010 7:05 AM GMT
    literally:

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 11, 2010 7:11 AM GMT
    MeOhMy> there is a part where he takes off his shirt AND pants while doing flips.

    BFD. I was taking off my shirt and pants while he was doing flips, too.
    So what? (:

    Not so much because I'm a perv, but because I'm going to bed.
  • DrobUA

    Posts: 1331

    Jan 11, 2010 7:41 AM GMT
    I did it for like 4 years.. thats about all my body could take. Switched to diving.

    I was all about floor and vault even though I was prob best at high bar.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 11, 2010 7:41 AM GMT
    I LOVE gymnastics! If I could chose a sport to compete in for the rest of my life, gymnastics would be it. I don't compete anymore, but I do attend open gym back home and around my school area. Floor, Parallel Bars and Rings were my forte. The sport as a whole is such a great way to develop both physical and mental strength.