Evolution of Warm-ups

Evolution of Warm-ups

I was digging through my closet the other day and guess what I found?  I discovered my dad’s old Stanford warm-up from the mid 90s (he used to coach back in the day).  Just because I was curious, I decided to pull out the ones I wore while I was on the collegiate team and laid them side by side.  It was pretty cool to compare the two.

mid 90s warm-up (left), current warm-up (right)

mid 90s warm-up (left), current warm-up (right)

Unfortunately, I don’t think that I would want to wear the old uniform but it seems as though the candy cane design was “in” back in the day.  I can’t say too many bad things about it though because the Stanford Men’s Gymnastics team was pretty dominant back in the day (they won back to back national titles in ’92 and ’93, and they also won again in ’95).

It’s pretty interesting to see that just like popular fashion have changed over the years, so has the designs of warm-ups.  I guess you could say that in the early 90s they definitely liked brighter colors.  Anyway, hopefully I can find some of Stanford’s old uniforms so that I can also compare those to the ones we wear today.

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3 Comments on “ Evolution of Warm-ups ”

  1. lilmomo June 16, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Wow super old school

  2. Dave J. June 19, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Glad you went easy on the old design, I still have mine!!!

  3. shonakamori June 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    dave – i can never give you guys a hard time because you guys actually won in those warm-ups!

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