Olympic Training Tips: Gymnastics
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Gabrielle DouglasBefore we start we do a warm up for about five minutes. We do arm circles and head circles and wrist movements and the splits and the straddles cause it's really important to keep our muscles very warm. We kind of do these obstacle courses where you run, jump on the table 40 times, go on the other side, jump on 20 times, 100 crunches, 25 foot jumps on each leg, 50 straddles, handstands, push ups, arch ups, sit ups, and a lot of that good stuff.
: I watch my routines from other competitions and just visualize and just lay back and listen to music. Mainly just visualize.
: After the competition I splurge myself with either chocolate cake or brownie with ice cream.