Gymnastic stars have a habit of coming across as pretty cool.
But do you know what is a pretty cool thing to be?
That is the top answer from one gymnast at the age of 20 and gymnastics world championship hopeful, Gabby Douglas.
The 19-year-old from the University of Minnesota is a two-time Olympian, and she has an Olympic silver medal on her wrist.
The gymnast spoke to WCCB-TV on Friday and shared some of the tips she has learned during her career.1.
If you get the chance to train with an Olympic athlete, get the ball rolling.
This is one of the biggest secrets I’ve learned.
You have to put yourself in a position where you can compete.
So when you go to the Olympics, you can train with athletes from all over the world and it’s a different environment than in the locker room.2.
If there’s any opportunity to meet other gymnasts, be proactive and be open to the idea of doing some team training.
It’s not necessarily a bad idea.
The sport of gymnastics is competitive and there are a lot of different things you can do with a partner to improve.3.
Don’t forget about your own body.
The best way to prepare for a competition is to work out on your own.
Don and I both know the value of bodyweight workouts.
If your body is feeling good and you’re feeling confident in yourself, then you can definitely do some gymnastics.4.
The gym is your personal sanctuary.
This will definitely make your workout a little more fun.
It helps me keep my mind off the pressure and get away from my thoughts of competing.5.
Have fun with it.
There’s no right or wrong way to train.
If it’s something that you like, try it.
If not, go home and do something else.6.
When it comes to competition, you should be ready.
Gymnasts like to work and it is an awesome way to practice for competitions.
But I do think that the competition environment is what we’re going to have to prepare you for.7.
If people are not friendly, it’s OK.
There is always going to be someone who doesn’t like you and they will be looking for ways to get at you.
So it’s ok to be nice to them and to have fun with them.8.
It is the nature of competition that you are going to get hurt.
But if you are a great competitor, you are probably going to recover from it pretty well.
So just keep working at it and just keep being yourself.9.
If they can’t see you, you will be seen.
I am a huge fan of being a little bit different.
So, if people don’t like me or they don’t see me or whatever, I’m fine with that.
I can be me.
But people have to know I’m a very unique individual.10.
Just keep it fun.
I have been in a lot more pain than most people.
But there is always a part of me that likes being a competitor.
I just want to be a great teammate.