A New Look

I was going to be training with coach today and because IĀ somtimes stay over in Poway with Clinton now I amĀ half an hour drive from San Carlos LA Fitness. I woke up at 3:20am and showered and went to stretch at LA Fitness for 90 minutes before working with coach from 6:30am to 9:30am. I stretched and had a great time and kicked over on all three initial kickovers meaning my back is in great shape. I love it. I then did 5 front limber kickovers as well as 5 Upslinkies (L-2). Overall I had a solid warmup and headed over to coach.

When I arrived, coach said my new leos had arrived. I was so looking forward to them and was going to save them as a reward for my next big breakthrough. Coach said I thought you would change into one and then he said. Go change Bobbie-Sue. No excuse needed. I picked my favorite which is purple and gold. I love it. Here are the six new leotards from Alpha Factor.

Coach loves the bottom right. He said he enjoys watching his girls get new leotards. It is like getting a new screensaver on his computer. A novelty!!! Thanks Coach.

We started off doing tumbling. I had quickly went to Round Off-Back Handsprings-Back Tucks and was getting close to doing it without coach but did not quite make it. I will make it tomorrow. (It is still a little cold in the mornings while training as well!) We then worked on Front Handspring and Front Handspring Stepout. Coach has total confidence for me to do them by myself but this is a technique where I have hurt myself 7 times so I am a little cautious even though my new is strong and has not had the slightest problem. I did three by myself but landed on my but each time. At least I went for it. Same for Front Handspring Stepout. Progress. Still Progress.

I then went to bars and worked on baby giants. A couple of ugly ones but also a couple of much nicer ones. This is a lot about confidence. Also takes a toll on the body. I love doing it and again making progress.

Off to vault where are working on perfecting the Level 6 Vault. I am doing it on the Level 5 setting which is what coach wants me to flip it on. Why? Because I need that level of height to be able to do the following vaults. I can already flip it in setting one but the following includes twists and tucks and I need greater height. I can do the vault of the minitramp well but it has to come off the springboard. I did some good vaults and finished with three good ones. Sprinting full speed and than launching yourself into the air. Progress. Progress.

Finally we did some work on floor including leaps and hops followed by beam handstands. Again I am making some great progress but it is steps rather than big leaps forward but it all counts and after lots of sleep tonight it is going to be a great day tomorrow. I can feel it in my bones. Go Heroes!!

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