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Fear kills dreams, fear kills hope…

It doesn’t matter what happens to you… What are you going to do about it? Life is hard. Real hard. Incredibly hard… You want more than you have now? Prove it.

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The Most Savage Workouts – How To Stay In Shape After Gymnastics

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It’s that time of year again and my heart is heavy as I say goodbye to some of my wonderful kids. They are moving on, away from a sport that has given them the kind of strength and coordination that nothing else can and for that reason they need something to keep them going. Hitting […]

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If You Want Change… Change.

It’s been a while since I have posted here, and probably a big reason why I feel like I have stalled in my progress. Not being accountable even to strangers on the internet is a liberating and damning situation. I have said before that going to the gym at LA Fitness is making me bored […]

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The Problem Is Lack Of Focus

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I am not sure why.. Probably because I am not on a schedule and have no specific goals in mind which is why my logging and writing has dried up. Maybe it’s time for something completely different, or maybe I need to develop (and actually stick to) some goals. If I look back to this […]

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I Am Alive!!!

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So this has been fun… 8 days of stomach flu feeling like a human sprinkler system and no workouts. I am not sure why the sickness felt like it needed 3 run throughs just to get the job done but whatever the reason I am back now. I had breakfast for the first time this […]

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First Competition and The Cut At Work

This last couple of weeks has been very busy, with our first competition of the year in Brampton, two very big birthdays in the family and of course from my perspective time passing so very slowly because I can’t have wings 🙂 The girls did OK at competition, some much better than others naturally but […]

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Level 3 Coaching Review and Official Start To Cut

So it’s been a few coaching sessions since I finished my level 3 course and I can honestly say that it has changed the way I am coaching. Not only am I more aware of the shaping that we have been working on all year but more so the effect that shaping has on the […]

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Level 3 Coaching Course Day 5 – The Presentation

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Today was the day everyone was dreading except me. I really don’t have a problem speaking in front of smaller groups of people so the presentation really didn’t bother me. Not only that, I had chosen for my topic something that we were about to cover that morning anyway, Long Term Programming. For the morning […]

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Level 3 Coaching Course Day 4

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Day 4 – Rings and Vault and Parallel Bars ..or  how not to get hit in the face by rings while spotting. We started with the familiar review of biomechanics a great way to start the day by the way, you should really try talking about spring actions and ground forces during breakfast it’s great […]

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Level 3 Coaching Course – Day 2/3

Day 2 – Floor and Bars Or as it should be known, OMG TWISTING!! We started off with some more biomechanics of spring actions, taking a lot about the vault and turning over from the board using the opposing force of the floor. We touched a bit on torque twisting as a demonstration of opposing […]

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