• Question: as a gymnast what can i do to improve myself?

    Asked by quiz127tea to Tonia, Sam, Emily, Ejay, Edgars, Charnett on 14 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Sam Gaughan

      Sam Gaughan answered on 14 Jun 2019:

      I have no idea, I guess practice is always good!

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      Tonia Tzemanaki answered on 14 Jun 2019:

      eat well, sleep weel, do lots of warm up and stretching, know your body and listen to it.

    • Photo: Charnett Chau

      Charnett Chau answered on 14 Jun 2019:

      Eat well and practice makes perfect!
      Make sure you do rest though!

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      Edgars Kelmers answered on 14 Jun 2019:

      Relax and take care of your health.

      Sport trainers are very good at training people, but not so good at looking after your health. Many professional sportists retire at 30 year of age, because of injuries. Most of the traumas are due to excessive overuse of joints because of excessive daily activities. Well, at least this is what I have been told by a professor about any sport that involves running and jumping.

      My professor told that people try to develop less harmful training regimes. The main idea is to vary your training, have some days when you focus on Pilates and calisthenics, less running and heavy weight lifting. More quality and technique and less quantity in repetition and wight.

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      Ejay Nsugbe answered on 16 Jun 2019:

      Be a coach-able individual, trust your coaches and teammates, prioritize training and ensure your work ethic and lifestyle reflects the goals you wish to achieve(i.e optimal nutrition, sufficient sleep etc). And train as hard and smart as you can!

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      Emily McNee answered on 16 Jun 2019:

      work hard but listen to your body