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GikiGirl

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I am a 27 year old gymnast from NH. I competed USAG level 8 from age 16 to age 20, then took a break, then came back to gymnastics at age 25. By age 26 I was back to competing level 8. When I was 27 I was battling posterior tibialis and also needed open abdominal surgery for a health problem, and that set me back. I also suffer from tendonitis in the lower legs, which might prevent me from competing again. I currently practice and work out about 15 hours a week in hopes of regaining all my skills and competing USAG next season, hopefully as a level 8, if not, a level 7.

Right now I'm doing a combination of open workouts and adult class, and home practice on my low beam/weight training/home conditioning, but when I competed I trained 18 hr/week at the gymnastics club with the high school age team.

I am also a huge gymnastics fan as far as watching college and elite gymnastics.

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LittleLady

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Feb 3, 2009
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Welcome, GikiGirl!
Sorry to hear about your setback. It sounds like you're working your heart out to try and compete again. Keep it up! You have a lot of supporters here in this Adult Forum. It's a great place to share experiences, swap advice and be encouraged. You should fill out the Adult Gymnastics Survey in this Forum. We'd all love to read your answers. :)
 

nicci1999

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I never would have known you have tendinitis, but your skills are coming along very well! Do you go somewhere else besides the two regular gyms?
 

GikiGirl

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No, but I have a low beam at home that I do skills and drills on 4 hrs/week, and condition, lift weights, and do cardio for like 8 hours/week on top of my gymnastics hours.
 
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No, but I have a low beam at home that I do skills and drills on 4 hrs/week, and condition, lift weights, and do cardio for like 8 hours/week on top of my gymnastics hours.

Hi and welcome, GikiGirl! Lucky! I'd love to have a low beam at home but my (crappy) small apartment doesn't have the space. Good luck getting ready for competition.
 

GikiGirl

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Thanks. My plan is to go back into more club hours this spring/summer and hopefully get back into competition shape for the season next winter. I am still regaining strength and mobility in my midsection after my surgery--I was told the 1 year mark would be a good time to expect more, and that is in April.
 
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