Inspiring Gym Videos and Poems...

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  1. sophgymnast

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    Hey guys, I just wanted to share these videos and poems with you. A lot of you have probably already seen them before, but these videos and poems describe the life of a gymnast perfectly! (At least for the most of us anyways)

    VIDEOS:
    Do You Remember When?
    ‪Do You Remember When?‬‏ - YouTube
    A Gymnasts Life:
    ‪A GYMNAST'S LIFE‬‏ - YouTube


    POEMS/SAYINGS:
    I DID NOT MAKE ANY OF THESE POEMS UP, AND I'M NOT TAKING CREDIT FOR THEM.

    1. Patience is man’s greatest virtue
    Or so the saying goes,
    A gymnast must have said it,
    For a gymnast surely knows.
    That in this funny sport of ours
    Discouragement runs high,
    And at times the very best
    Will find the virtue’s passed her by.
    When hands are ripped and throbbing
    And every muscle sore
    Can a gymnast still have patience
    To limp back in for more.
    Can you admit you’re frightened
    Yet not give into fears
    Can you conquer pain, frustrations
    And often even tears.
    When someone else does something
    You’ve tried so long to do
    Can you feel really glad for her
    And not just pity you.
    When you’ve lost old moves
    You used to do
    And progress seems so slow
    Can you still have faith in better days
    And not feel so sad and low.
    And when success seems so far away
    Your efforts all in vain
    Can you force yourself to wear a smile
    And disregard the pain.
    If despite these tribulations
    You can say, “I won’t give in”
    Someday you will discover
    That it’s now your turn to WIN


    2.
    RECIPE FOR A GYMNAST
    Add iron and steel
    To beauty and grace
    Stir in the will to win
    With a bright smiling face
    Blend in love
    For a Sport
    And a friendship within
    Fold in bruises and bumps
    On the surface of skin
    Mix in soft flowing arms
    And straight pointed toes
    With a twist of the head
    To complete the pose
    Pour in loyalty and dedication
    For the rest of the team
    For the gymnast is striving
    To fulfill
    A dream



    3. LIKE A GIRL
    You run like a girl
    You jump like a girl
    You hit like a girl
    You tumble six feet over
    a four-inch beam like a girl!


    4. How you train today determines how you perform tomorrow.

    5. (Here's a gym mom one ;) )
    I’m a well trained Gym Mom, when I hear the word gymnastics, I reach
    for my purse


    6. Seven days without gymnastics makes one weak



    7. "Wake up every day knowing that today is a new day and only you can determine the outcome of that day. So dream big, accept the challenge, and never look back." - Alicia Sacramone, 8-time world medalist (2005-07)


    8. When the world says "Give up", hope whispers "Try it one more time"



    I will try to put up more when I find some! Enjoy :)
     

  2. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata New Member

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    Those a great, thanks for sharing! I might use the quote from Alicia on my blog, if that's okay with you. Right now I have a quote up from Nadia: "I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet." That's a great one, too.

    I like this video, it gets me pumped :)
    ‪Gymnastics makes you a fighter‬‏ - YouTube
     
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  3. sophgymnast

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    No problem!
    That's fine with me :) I like that quote from Nadia. That's a cool video, it gets me pumped too :D
    I also like this video of Nastia and Nadia. It's soo cool! ‪Gymnastics Commercial - Adidas - Impossible is Nothing - Nadia Comaneci and Nastia Liukin‬‏ - YouTube
     
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