Author Archives: Robert

About Robert

I competed in gymnastics for 16 years through college at Arizona State University. After 10 years and 5 (now 6) children, I have returned to gymnastics as a competitor. I am a lifetime gymnast. :)

Recruited by the Gold Team

This year at the annual Arizona State Men’s Gymnastics Intra Squad competition there were 3 teams again – Maroon, Gold, and Black.  I was planning on being with the black team again since my jersey is black but when I […]

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The bar has been raised in ASU Men’s Gymnastics!

I had a great time competing with the Arizona State University Men’s Gymnastics team in the 2017 Maroon and Gold Intrasquad. That was the original name for decades, but the last couple years it has really been Maroon, Gold, […]

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40 is just another 20

For the past year or so I’ve been trying to decide on something meaningful to do on my 40th birthday. I know people who do backflips for every year they are old, but I wanted to do something different. […]

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Within striking distance of gold

I was honored to compete again at the 2016 maroon and gold intersquad at Aspire on December 9th. Last year Scott Barclay came up with a scoring scheme for alumni where we were to be given an extra .2 points […]

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When Stretching is Detrimental

A year ago I would not even imagine writing about such a topic, but life lessons have a way of changing even the most ingrained beliefs. I am writing this story down so hopefully I will not forget the lessons I’ve learned from it. When I wrote the key to flexibility is untimed stretching seven years ago I was firmly convinced that it wasn’t really possible to stretch too much. Continue reading

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