Training Update

21 Mar shonakamori 2 Comments »

Sorry for the super boring blog title, but to be honest, I thought it was rather fitting :) Sadly, as most of us gymnast know very well, training can be very boring and very very  mundane. For the most part, workout consists of doing the same skills (or routines) over and over again – simply said, “repetition.”  If someone with zero gym experience were to walk into a gym, they might be impressed for about 10 minutes but will most likely get bored soon after because we are always doing the same thing.  In fact, I’ve gotten asked why before.  Well, there’s really only one answer to this – we do it so that we could hit our routines when it counts!

Anyway, training has been going well.  We now only have about 3 months left until USAs and Olympic Trials and this is literally the final stretch.  I am now just getting back into routine mode after giving myself some time to recover and build some of my consistency in a few of my skills.  This is when I get back to the grind!

Tomorrow I leave for another camp with the National Team.  Will be in good ‘ol Colorado Springs for a few days.  It’ll be a great opportunity to see the rest of the guys and rekindle the fire.  Not to mention, although it is tough, it’s always good to train in high altitude.  I’ll return from camp on Saturday night.  On Sunday I’ll be judging the boys’ State Championships all day!

Check out a video of a recent ring routine.  Not quite there but working towards it!

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2 Comments on “ Training Update ”

  1. Mary Hayes March 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Nice to see its coming along. My son and I were looking at winter cup results and we couldn’t find your national team bio. Did you remake it at Winter Cup? Good luck with training

  2. shonakamori March 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    thanks for the support, mary! i was on the cusp. i think like one spot out of remaking the national team. however, i got re-invited to the national team camp. on my way to colorado springs right now. have a great one!

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