How To Perform Well When You Feel Uncomfortable

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Does your performance suffer when you’re not “on,” you feel uncomfortable, or don’t have your “A” game that day? Do you struggle with staying confident and grind out the competition even f your game is off or the competition is strong? Dr. Patrick Cohn gives you a great dose of mental training to overcome this and more in this article.

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2013 Gymnastics Gift Guide

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Welcome to your gymnastics gift guide for the 2013 holiday season – brought to you by American Gymnast. This video will give you some great ideas for the perfect gift for your little gymnast this holiday season. We overview 6 different categories of products, showing you our top sellers and significant differences between each of the products that you might be considering. Get the perfect gymnastics gift at http://www.american-gymnast.com/shop/Holiday-Gift-Ideas-C89.aspx.

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Remember Artistry? Check It Out!

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Randomly came across this. Cool stuff!  Thanks to Mostepanovafan for the montage - put together back in 2009. Notice, unfortunately, that no recent gymnasts are featured.  Today's routines are skill-skill-skill packed into the same time frame as the more artistic and innovative routines from years past.  I certainly don't mind seeing some of the more difficult skills ...

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Women’s World Team Battle – Some Key Routines For The Fourth Spot

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Most would agree that Simone Biles, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney have all but locked up three of the four available spots on the U.S. women’s world championship team.  The fourth spot – should Martha Karolyi choose to use it – is certainly up for grabs and will be determined at the upcoming World Team ...

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Some Thoughts On Women’s Night One…Some Surprises in Store For Worlds?

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Looks like Biles' near meltdown at the U.S. Classic was a fluke after all – she looked absolutely solid and confident on night one.  Taking a little difficulty out of beam proved to be a great idea (easier acro series) – I would have never predicted she’d score a 9.2 in execution on beam and ...

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ELITE Kids Gym Equipment – New Colors and Accessories

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The newly updated ELITE Kids Gym Equipment line is now available online through American Gymnast.  With fresh new fun colors, a whole line of accessories and updated matting, the ELITE Kids line will certainly be one of our top sellers again for the approaching holiday season. This line of equipment works for gyms that need preschool ...

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Victoria Moors Throws Huge Skill at Pan Am Games

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Victoria Moors Floor Routine at 2013 Pan Am Games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU-2sADwuiw We saw the popular Canadian unveil the spectacular laid-out double double earlier this year at the 2013 Canadian Championships – not long after American Mykayla Skinner made waves for throwing the very same gutsy move in the United States.   In this weekend’s Pan American Games, Moors didn’t quite ...

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3 Reasons to Get Gymnastics Equipment in August

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Summer break has flown by and kids all around the country are getting ready for the back-to-school and gym season! As we enter August, I want to give you 3 great reasons it’s time to buy your gymnastics equipment this month from American Gymnast.

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Maroney and Ross Shine At U.S. Classic…Full Thoughts On The Meet!

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Kyla Ross looked very good and did deserve the title, despite not having a whole lot of competition (not to diminish Peyton Ernst’s outstanding performance).   Kyla’s beam was solid but certainly not spectacular, and would certainly benefit from some upgrading and perhaps a little creativity.  I’m never a fan of using a simply back handspring layout ...

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Kyla Ross Full Beam Routine In Podium Training

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This was just put up today. She’s now added the wolf jump after the punch front, which she does very, very well and which now gives her 0.1 in connection under the 2013 code of points. I do think that overall this routine is a little choppier than the one she competed last year – lots of ...

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