Beth Tweddle: Becoming an Olympic Gymnast

Beth Tweddle’s new book has been released: What’s it like to be one of Britain’s greatest gymnasts? In this fascinating autobiography, Beth Tweddle takes us through the biggest moments of her life, from winning gold at the World Championships, to […]

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Off Balance: A Memoir – Dominique Moceanu

Atlanta 1996 USA Team gold medallist Dominique Moceanu is set to release a memoir "Off Balance" on June 5th: An unflinchingly honest memoir from Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu


Jordyn Wieber’s mother to write gymnastics book

Only three weeks ago Jordyn Wieber became the new All Around World Champion and last week it was announced that she is to turn pro, giving up her


“The Gymnast” magazine, new issue

A new issue of British Gymnastics magazine "The Gymnast" was released last week. This issue features an interview with one of Britain's most talked about Juniors Gabrielle Jupp


A wider beam?

A couple of months ago some bloggers addressed the issue of widening the beam over at The Gymnastics Examiner. Many shared their opinions on whether this would be

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Bela Karolyi – “Feel No Fear”

I recently posted that I had purchased Bela Karolyis book "Feel No Fear: The Power, Passion & Politics in a life of gymnastics". I finished it. I finished


Gymnastics Book

My newly ordered copy of Vladimir Zaglada's book "One Coach's Journey from East to West:  How the Fall of the Iron Curtain Changed the World of Gymnastics" arrived


The FIG to investigate the effects of intensive training on gymnasts

I've always been fascinated with the scientific side of gymnastics, of most sports really.  Studying subjects like Biomechanics, Sports Injuries, Anatomy & Physiology in college really spurred my interest on.


Grandi’s Foreword

I finally began to sit down and read my copy of the new book "The Science of Gymnastics". I might be wrong but started with part 3 "Psychology


The Science of Gymnastics

My copy of The Science of Gymnastics arrived this morning. I'm so excited! Part 1: Physiology for Gymnastics Part 2: Bio mechanics for Gymnastics Part 3: Psychology & Mental Training for


The Science of Gymnastics – new book

Gymnastics Coaching linked to a new book "The Science of Gymnastics: An Introduction". Drawing on cutting edge scientific research, and including contributions from leading international sport scientists and


Look at what just arrived in the post! I'm very excited! One of the best presents I've ever received was Gerald's previous book Biomechanics of Womens Gymnastics -

Little Links 19/1/10

As coaches and gymnasts we all know how important a move the basic handstand is in our sport. I really enjoyed this article by Troy on Handstands. I

Little Girls In Pretty Boxes

  Since finishing Letters to a Young Gymnast, I have started reading "Little Girls in Pretty Boxes" by Joan Ryan.  It is written about the "making and breaking of elite

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