105: Chicago Secret Classic Preview, Cuba is Back & Nadia Promotes Adult Gymnastics

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This week Uncle Tim, Spanny Tampson, Lauren Hopkins, and Jessica chat about:

  • Which skills and/or apparatus cause the most exertion-induced flatulence.
  • The good and bad–the unusual team final format at the Commonwealth Games
  • Could Donnell Whittenburg be this generation’s Marian Dragulescu?
  • Nadia, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Mary Lou Retton and Bart Conner on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss, featuring an adult gymnast!
  • Who’s in, out, and ones to watch at this weekend’s Secret Classic in Chicago.
  • Jessica and Spanny share their body image struggles as adult gymnasts.
  • We pick our Rio Olympic teams based on this year’s Secret Classic roster.
  • The Chow-manar vs. The Raisman-manar.
  • How will Gabby Douglas’s move to Buckeye’s with Nia Dennis benefit them both.
  • The State of Danell Leyva; training in Miami for the altitude in Colorado, don’t mix.
  • Spanny Tampson’s review of Gymnastike’s Beyond The Routine series at Texas Dreams.
  • What goes through our minds while we watch rings routines.
  • Can “women’s” gymnastics remain a viable sport if it can only be done at the elite level, before puberty?
  • Beautiful Cuban gymnastics shine at the Festival Panamericano; Yesina Ferrera Nunez and Manrique Larduet.

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Louis will be our very first GymCastic Book Club guest in August.

What: Read the book and submit questions about it for Louis.

How: Buy the book here, send your questions to us at  gymcastic @ gmail.com or leave a voicemail on Skype at username “GymCastic Podcast” or by dialing (415) 800-3191.

When: Submit your questions by the first week in August and we’ll ask Louis when he’s on the show in August.

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Watch Gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games from anywhere in the world BBC2 here or BBC1 here or here for all streams. WARNING! Don’t click on any of the ads on these pages! These are free because they are full of spam links, beware of the x boxes. Use this VPN to watch the Commonwealth Games from anywhere:  TunnelBear 

Watch ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss with obese, 44-year-old Georgeanna, who wants to get back to gymnastics here.

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104: Gabby Douglas Missing In Action & USA Championships

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Diana Tatevossian, Donna Tatevossian, Alexandria Alaman perform at USA Championships in the sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics (formerly Sports Acro).

In the News

In the news, Jessica, Uncle Tim and Elizabeth Grimsely chat about:

  • The fashion, safety, random whistling sounds, top 40 music and insane skills from the Trampoline, Double Mini, Rhythmic, Tumbling and Acrobatic Championships
  • Can Dana Duckworth fill Sarah Patterson’s heels as she retires after 36 years at the University of Alabama
  • Gabby Douglas leaves Chow’s again–where should she go now? Jessica gives us an elaborate plan for Gabby while Uncle Tim speculates about the business end of things.
  • Then we answer your questions about men’s age limits–why did Kenzo become a world champ at 17?
  • Do pro gymnasts delay official retirement to milk endorsements? Or are they just keeping their options open?

CALLING AWESOME TYPISTS! Our transcription team serves the deaf gymnastics population by transcribing each episode with their passion for typing and gymnastics. If you’d like to join Team GymCastic Transcription and help our deaf audience read each episode faster, email us at gymcastic @ gmail.com to volunteer.

bookclub

 

 

Louis will be our very first GymCastic Book Club guest in August.

What: Read the book and submit questions about it for Louis.

How: Buy the book here, send your questions to us at  gymcastic @ gmail.com or leave a voicemail on Skype at username “GymCastic Podcast” or by dialing (415) 800-3191.

When: Submit your questions by the first week in August and we’ll ask Louis when he’s on the show in August.

Gymcastic podcast book club Related Links

Elizabeth Grimsley writes about gymnastics over at allflippedout and tweets about it here

USA Gymnastics full gallery of great photos from USA Championships on Facebook.

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Catherine Gonzalez and the cool green skirt.

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