I haven’t updated about my adult gymnastics class in a while, so I thought I would take the time today. These posts are mostly just for me. I like to look back and see my progress.
In addition to doing gymnastics once a week, I’ve been working on my flexibility at home. When I was a teen I was able to do the splits. This time when I started splits practice, I was so high up I needed support to even get into a split position. Left (my dominant side) has been coming along well. Because of a pulled muscle right has been slow, but I’m making progress again.My big break through this week was to get my straddle to the point where both feet and my butt are on the yoga mat. Also, can I just say how hard that picture was to take. The iPad only has a timer of 10sec and getting a good angle was tough! Need to set a new goal for straddle/middles.
I’m still enjoying my adult gymnastics class, and I’ll be signing up for a second session. I was feeling a bit lost for a week or so, but I’ve got a few new goals to work toward. Hard to feel like you are making progress, when you aren’t sure what progress you want to be making.
On bars I am working on my pullover. Last week I wasn’t having any luck. It felt like I was banging on a wall. I would try over and over, but whatever was wrong I couldn’t seem to fix it. I didn’t make any progress at all. I did get some advice from one coach, but I couldn’t seem to put it into practice. Then this week I tried what she had suggested and it clicked. I guess my brain needed a week to process the idea. Still a long way to go, but I got the pull over from two boxes. Next week I hope to get it from one.
On floor I am still working on my handstands. I found the balance point yesterday and held one for 2-3 seconds! It was amazing. I’m also working on my cartwheel with a goal of moving up to a round-off.
What are some of your hobbies that people might find strange? Do you have any sports you love as an adult that you never tried as a kid?