WAG Is it too late to start gymnastics and be successful?

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hello123

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Mar 26, 2022
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I started training lots for gymnastics from the age of 6 - 10. At around age 7-8 I was training a level 6. I am 14 now and want to start gymnastics, and get to a high level again. Is this even possible?

I can still do most of the tumbling I used to but I don’t think I would be able to do beam, bars and vault very well.
 

LucyRobinson

Gymnast
Feb 27, 2022
125
If you train for a while you can probably get your Level 6 skills back. You will need to do a lot of conditioning and strength training to make sure you are ready to compete. It will take some time, but you have 4 more years...just see what happens! Level 8-10 is a possibility.

P.S. Look into your gym's Xcel Program. It may or may not be a good fit for you, but often the girls might be closer to your age and you have more choice in skills.
 

JPC13

Proud Parent
Mar 25, 2022
64
I think it depends on what you mean by “successful” but I’m sure you can pick it up, relearn all your old skills, and then progress. At the very least, it’s enjoyable and will increase your fitness c
 
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ashc925

Coach
Feb 26, 2021
10
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One of my gymnasts just came back after a 3 year break, she was training Level 4 - 6 when she left. She conditioned her butt off, did a year of Xcel Gold, and has now gotten all of her Level 4 skills back even better than before she left. It's completely possible.