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. :)

Conditioning is key but competition still requires practice

Last weekend I had the opportunity to compete with several other alumni from Arizona State (8 of us in total) at the annual Maroon and Gold competition at Aspire in Chandler, AZ. It was a lot of fun to […]

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Underweight to Overweight

For much of my life (especially after college when I stopped working out 15-20 hours per week) I have had trouble keeping weight on my body. I remember during a physical exam for a life insurance application years ago […]

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When it’s useful to have a coach

After a couple years off from competing due to the birth of our 6th child, I was invited to compete with a group of alumni from Arizona State at the 2014 NAIGC Nationals in Chattanooga, TN. It had been […]

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How I learned Free Standing Handstand Pushups

I always thought it would be great to be able to do handstand pushups without needing a wall for support, but since it wasn’t a skill I could get credit for in a routine I never took the time to […]

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The Power of Belief

One of the most common topics I field questions about at allexperts.com is how to overcome mental blocks, asked by the gymnasts or the parents who are exasperated as they watch their child dealing with irrational fears (either conscious or […]

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