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Author archive: Christina
06
13
2017

Abuse in the Gym: How to Recognize It and Combat It

This is a pretty touchy subject right now in the world of gymnastics. As a parent and a coach, I see both sides of the picture. As a coach, you always want your team to succeed and be the best. You want them to stand out on top, hit the podium every meet and end on a great note as state champion. You push your athletes beyond limitations at times because you know they are fully capable of being the best at what they do. But where do you draw the line? I have seen coaches scream and belittle thei...

02
07
2017

Fear, Social Life, Sacrifice, and Competition Tips | Episode 1

What happens when a gymnast/coach, retired gymnast, and gymnastics judge talk gymnastics? Topics in this gymnastics podcast include fear, social life, sacrifice, competition tips, visualization, raw talent vs. hard work, and choosing floor music. This podcast is meant to give gymnasts some insight and mentorship. Team Jumptwist gives advice on many topics that can help motivate and encourage gymnasts throughout their careers. If there are topics you would like us to discuss, please comment below...

11
21
2016

10 Simple Fixes to Increase your Compulsory Beam Scores

Sometimes the scores on the balance beam can be unbelievable to a coach, parent, or gymnast especially if the gymnast managed to stay on the beam. However, there are so many deductions that the judges can take that it is easy for them to add up without the routine actually looking so low-scoring. There are times where you may see one gymnast fall off the beam and still score higher than her teammate who stayed on the entire time. If you read the following 10 tips to improve your beam scores, you...

07
11
2016

Olympic Team is Named | San Jose

Jumptwist just left the SAP Center where the Olympic Trials in San Jose California was held. The energy in the crowd was absolutely amazing and the dismounts off of bars were practically perfect. While the gymnasts were warming up, the crowd was being entertained, having handstand contests and interviews with previous Olympic gymnasts. There wasn’t a single person in the arena who wasn’t on the edge of their seats. USA’s 2016 Olympic Team: Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raism...

06
03
2016

Qualifying for the Olympic Trials

Our Road to Rio Continues with the Secret U.S. Classic  Gymnastics is one of those sports where you can have ten gymnasts with the same potential (start values) and the girl who scores the highest happened to have a better day than the others. Especially with the pool of talented gymnasts that we are facing in this Olympic Year. There are so many rising stars hoping to make the team and great champions from the last Olympics hoping for a second shot at getting a medal in Rio (Gabby Douglas and A...