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I can answer questions about technique, strength and endurance training, healing from injuries, and competitions. I can also answer questions from parents of gymnasts, as I have six children of my own now. I plan to write a freely downloadable ebook or guide soon, go to to tell me what you want help with!

Experience in the area

I competed in gymnastics for 16 years, from age 8 to 24, the last six of those years on the Arizona State Men's Gymnastics Team ( After almost a 10 year hiatus I've returned to competition, see



I have a BSE and MS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. During those 6 years I was a member of the Arizona State Men's Gymnastics Team as well.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I want to win 8 Olympic gold medals. I also want to have a trick named after me, and when my kids are older I want to compete as a family team.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

You are never too old to start or continue gymnastics.

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2016-09-20 mental block:

Hi Katie,  In situations like this I would recommend 2 approaches (you can try whatever makes more sense to you, if either of them do):  1) go back to the pit and start over learning your flyaway by letting

2016-05-03 age and fear:

Hi Serena,  It's great to hear about your interest in gymnastics!  See my responses below to your questions:    1) Age is not a determining factor, but it will take some time for you to get your body conditioned

2015-11-03 Gymnastics for 25 years old ladies:

Hi Sara,  I don't know if you were following the recent world championships but there was a 42 year old woman who qualified for event finals in vault.  This may be the one:

2015-09-16 strength:

Hi N,  Yes strengthening your core will help you to perform more difficult skills easier and will help you feel better in your daily life.      When you start out with hollow body position you could lay

2015-04-21 11 yr old level 4 gymnast:

Hi Cathy,  I can imagine you feel powerless as a parent watching your child struggle with something you don't understand or haven't experienced yourself.  I agree that in many cases backing off will allow


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