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    WAG What are your tried and true snack choices for your gymnast at practice?

    I have always been a strong believer in having a snack break for kids who practice for four hours. These kids work out very intensely, and so they need effective fuel for their bodies in order for them to get the most out of practice. Gymnastics, being an anaerobic sport, relies on the muscles...
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    WAG See me on Coaches on Couches.

    Thanks for posting it! I hope you enjoyed it. :)
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    WAG Huge life changes... again!

    Thank you all so much for the kind words and encouragement. I love having all of you to talk to, and all the countless times I have received invaluable advice from the amazing individuals on this forum over the years has really helped shape my values as a coach. It keeps driving me forward...
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    WAG See me on Coaches on Couches.

    Thanks! I am very excited to share my thoughts, but I really want to hear what everyone else has to say. We start in one hour!
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    WAG See me on Coaches on Couches.

    Hello everyone! My good friend and colleague John Min, owner of MAGMA, has invited me to be a panelist on his "Coaches on Couches" series. Using Zoom calls as the medium, Coaches on Couches is a weekly gymnastics education program that touches on an incredible variety of topics within the...
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    WAG Huge life changes... again!

    Hello ChalkBucket friends! Life has been nuts lately, hasn't it? 2020 has been an insane year for everyone so far, and I really hope it gets better from here on out. I hope all of you are doing well, staying healthy, and keeping your spirits up. Optimism is a strong weapon right now. I'd like...
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    WAG Nina Derwael Uneven Bar Uneven Bars

    She is literally world class; I absolutely love watching Nina. She's simply virtuosic on the unevens!
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    WAG Questions about Xcel to JO

    I am very glad to hear that you are taking a patient, methodical approach towards competition with this athlete! Honestly, in my own personal opinion, competition should mean absolutely nothing in this coming year, solely because the coronavirus has thrown us all for such a loop. As soon as we...
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    WAG New D1 NCAA WGYM program

    It was recently announced that Randy Lane, former assistant head coach at UCLA, will become the head coach for the Sharks! There is a nice interview on one of the recent Routine podcast episodes with him, and he gives a lot of information and details about his plans and goals for the program...
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    WAG Is MAG better than WAG?

    I 100% agree with this. There are emotional and physical differences between men and women, but we all still have consciousness and, therefore, humanity. Treatment of humans should be equal; there is no need to modify treatment of an individual based on their biological sex. There’s a quote I...
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    For Coaches Training game: brainstorm/game design

    I have a few questions @Geoffrey Taucer: Why do upgrades get negative points? Each gymnast plays the game by performing a routine? Or are they allowed to show individual skills? What denotes the end of the game and the winner? Are there rounds to the game? I'm also thinking if there is a team...
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    The Video Game Thread Strikes Back

    I'm a little late to this thread, but I just have to brag! I just got the platinum trophy in Death Stranding. Man, Kojima is such a visionary! Being a diehard Metal Gear fan for most of my gaming life, I was incredibly intrigued by him striking out on his own and creating Death Stranding with...
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    WAG Custom Floor music

    I’ve been cutting and editing floor tracks for years now. Let me know if you’re interested.
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    WAG Just a question about current WAG vaults?

    A quick fun fact: the double twisting Yurchenko is a named skill: it’s called the Baitova, named after Belarusian gymnast Svetlana Baitova. She competed it in 1987, and I believe she got it named after her at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
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    WAG Ideal training hours

    My new job is absolutely fantastic! I am learning so much every single day. It is exciting and enlightening, and I look forward to going to the gym everyday. :D In other news, I admit I haven’t been around at all lately, and that’s because I’ve just been super busy. However, I aim to change...
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    WAG Ideal training hours

    At ENA the weekly practice hours for our Level 10s cap at twenty. Even during the summer it remains twenty hours per week. Four hour practices five times per week and we do just fine.
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    WAG Tattoo? Wisdom teeth?

    Extra wise! Hahaha!!! :p
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    WAG Qualifying to Nationals

    Open a gym and get some good coaches!!! The less competitive regions need more quality programs! :)
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    Social Group Re-creation

    Yes, I am still awaiting approval for the Region 7 group. I miss my Region 7 group! :(
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    WAG European championships

    Yeah, Nina has been totally dominating every World Cup event on bars. The fact that she and her coaches decided to forego Euros is interesting. I would assume they want to keep her healthy until the Olympics, with nothing left to prove this quad as far as bars are concerned. She has already won...