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  1. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG How hot does your gym get?

    We are in the south... 100+ degrees most days! Morning practices are better since the gym is a little cooler, but ours is a big metal building as well. I remember going to my first meet where it was FREEZING inside and for some reason (probably since it was what I liked), I loved it. My advice...
  2. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Dislocated Elbow... Well, Darn it

    Thanks guys. It was a blessing to go to meets and finally live out what your heart has been set on for years!
  3. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Dislocated Elbow... Well, Darn it

    I posted about 2 years ago this October that I fractured my right elbow on vault and that apparatus striked again! I was doing blocking drills on the trampoline of all things and my elbow dislocated. Yep, hurt again! It popped out and thankfully popped back in by itself later, but has some...
  4. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG elbow pain

    Mine was my radial head as well on my right elbow. Depending on the Injury, all bodies are different and I hope that whatever is going on, that PT will fix in no time! Let it heal all of the way before returning! I've learned that the hard way ;)
  5. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Warm-Up/Gym Bag Preferences

    We did string bags and I absolutely dislike them because I can't fit my warm ups, grips, water bottle, and shoes and other stuff like hair stuff in my bag during the competition! I say go for a duffle bag or a backpack type bag
  6. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG first nationals (disappointed dd)

    Congratulations to her. Making it to nationals is an incredible thing, and she's got so many awesome years ahead! Give her a big hug and let her know you and all of us are proud of her
  7. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Small gym - optionals

    We have a small gym. About 10-12 optionals. We have levels 6-10 with xcel platinum and diamond (and 5's who are doing a split season of 5 and 6) train together. Xcel silver trains together. Level 3's together. And level 4's and beginner 5's together. The whole team warms up together, but then...
  8. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Steps on vault

    I had the most awful time with my steps and it caused me to have a terrible mental block on just going on vault! What went through my head while sprinting would be "what if I am too close to the springboard" or "I'll hurdle on the wrong foot". It just takes time, practice and persistence...
  9. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG comp season for everyone.....

    I'm in Georgia, region 8. My gym competes compulsories from October to April and optionals/xcel from December to april. The reason the compulsories is longer is to allow some of them to move up from 5 to optionals (mainly 6), 3 to 4 or 4 to 5.
  10. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Floor music - overused? (overwhelmed!!!)

    What did you end up going with?
  11. Gymnast_Tor

    How tall are you?

    5'4 and stopped growing! :)
  12. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Floor music - overused? (overwhelmed!!!)

    A girl on my team has Waka Waka by Shakira haha. But for elegance, look up the song "Torn". (Look up gymnastics floor music Torn) so gorgeous!
  13. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Songs for a gymnast

    Here's a picture of my favs.
  14. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Songs for a gymnast

    Stand by Britt Nicole and Alive by Krewella! And I agree with the Fighter and Hall of Fame. Those are all on my Meet Pump up list when I am next up on beam and need encouragement ;) oh and don't forget home by Phillip Phillips!
  15. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG elbow pain

    I agree with everyone else, I fractured my arm last October on vault and it was initially thought to be a sprain until the ortho looked at it. The swelling went down and a fracture was seen, along with a partially torn collateral ligament.
  16. Gymnast_Tor

    What to eat before\during meet?

    I usually eat something on the way because all of our meets are usually a ways away. (We have one Saturday morning at 8:00 AM, bleh!) usually a small fruit cup and maybe some chick minis at Chickfila or something even lighter. Never chocolate milk for me... I am lactose sensitive... That won't...
  17. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Jump to High Bar? jump vs. fall

    I am coming up to my 4th Xcel Silver competition and I had a simplified bar routine but now it is pullover, cast back hip circle, cast squat on, jump to high bar, 3 tap swings, 1/2 turn dismount. I recently got over my jump to high bar mental block, but now when I jump, I just fall to it and...
  18. Gymnast_Tor

    WAG Meet Hair with Backwards Roll

    Thank you! I tried the french braided bangs with a high bun and it stayed through everything!! Thank you for all of the help, everyone! :)