hysterical!!!! I haven't ever seen this one but will be sure to look out for it next season!!!Have you ever seen "the podium stance"??? Now that looks ridiculous! At one meet there was a team that stood on the podium with their chest puffed out, head looking up, arms down at sides palms turned upwards & back. They stood this way until they were told to present. They looked as if they were waiting for a strong wind to come & lift them up & away.
Guess I just see it as a respect thing that a gymnast does for the judges. they walk on and off with pride and a sense of confidence is how it looks to me. It's like the salute. I would keep them both.I think it looks pretentious and stupid and if I were head coach none of the girls at my gym would do it.
However, I'm not the head coach (at least for the girls team) at my gym, and my girls -- much to my annoyince -- learn that march.
That reminds me of a meet that I judged earlier this year... An itty-bitty L4 saluted and tin-man walked out on the floor, both legs kicking (perfectly straight, toes pointed) to horizontal on each step, arms locked stiff and alternating at precisely 90* angles. It was ridiculous. It took at least 20 seconds for her to get on the floor, and getting off was a similar ordeal. I thought it was hysterical. Two gymnasts later, I realized that it was something that the whole gym did. Four gymnasts later, every other event was done and waiting for us. By the end of the rotation, I abhorred any kind of walk that was done at anything less than normal speed. Salute, get on the floor, get off the floor, and as long as you don't do anything horribly inappropriate during that time, I really don't care. I don't mind if gymnasts dance on and off the floor, I don't care if they jog off the floor (I've never seen anyone jog on), and I've never seen anyone "stomp clumsily out," and I've seen an awful lot of meets and gymnasts.It's worth it just ot watch little kids do it. Most older gymnasts don't walk in an exaggerated way anyway, just a little straighter.