Ready for it

I’m finally back home after a few days in SoCal.  It’s interesting that even though I continued to train down there at various gyms,  I actually feel rather refreshed.  I think a lot of this has to do with the change of environment and getting away from the normal routine of life.

Anyway, I had a fun time visiting friends and it was good to be able to catch up with them.  Thanks to all of them for taking care of me while I was down there!

I also need to mention that my old teammate, Eli’s annual “Fish Fry” party was absolutely awesome! Definitely a good time with a bunch of people and tons of good food.  Somehow it’s become tradition for our teammates (even guys that graduated) to get together and hopefully this will continue in the future!

Now that I’m back home, I’m ready to get back to the daily grind.  It’s back to intense rehab for my knee and strengthening my upper-body as my knee continues to recover.  I also get to see the doc later this week.  Hopefully he will have some good news for me and will clear me to do more stuff in terms of exercises.  I can’t wait to do more than quad tightening exercises and leg lifts!

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4 Comments on “ Ready for it ”

  1. kimi August 24, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    You are a model patient!! Why is it that us gymnasts just can’t wait to get back in shape! You go Sho!

  2. Jody August 25, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Sho, is there any chance you have time to explain the difference between a Tsukahara and a Kasamatsu? I am totally confused and can’t find the answer! Thanks!

  3. shonakamori August 26, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    hi jody,
    the basic difference between “tsuk” and a “kaz” is that a tsukahara is simply a round-off onto the vaulting table and a back flip off. a kasamatsu on the other hand is similar to a “tsuk” but adds a full twist to it. it’s also important to note that when a gymnast does a “kaz” they don’t do a full on round-off onto the vault. instead it’s more like a cartwheel with a 3/4 twist during the flip. hopefully this clarified the confusion!

  4. Jody August 28, 2009 at 6:24 am

    okay, thanks! That’s very clear.

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