Mar's Gymnastics

November 04 2010

I had torn my hands apart pretty badly a few times while doing pull-ups at CrossFit and decided to get some grips from Phoenix Gymnastics.
 
I checked out the facility (which was pretty nice!) and noticed that they offered Adult classes once a week.  I used to be a competitive gymnast when I was a kid so figured I’d sign up, test my skills and see where I was at after 20 years!
 
The first night I was able to do a round-off back-handspring back-handspring which I thought wasn’t too bad… worked on some basic tumbling skills, the trampoline and tried to avoid the beam!
 
The classes run for 2 months at a time, so my goal at the end of the first 2 months was to be able to do a round-off back-handspring back-tuck which I was able to achieve on my last night… I probably could have done it a bit sooner but I let my nerves get the best of me! I don’t like having a mat in place or a spotter, it makes me to concerned about my footing and hitting the spotter by accident, so I decided to wing it! The first attempt I got pretty good height and over rotated a bit so toned it down and managed to get it under wraps!
 
It was a great experience and I’m looking forward to working on some more skills from my past, while keeping the ones I got back and trying to focus a little more on the bars / beam this time around. It’s amazing what your body can remember after such a long period of time!

Article by (Train Online)  |  November 04 2010

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