We all occasionally find ourselves in a rut. Even top level athletes and competitors are not immune to mental blocks, and digging your way out of a slump is a crucial skill to master if you’re planning on competing seriously.
Gymnastics was originally conceived over 2,500 years ago, making it one of the oldest sports in the world. Developed in ancient Greece, modern gymnastics has evolved over thousands of years, combining elements of tumbling and dance into a highly disciplined sport, requiring strength, flexibility, dexterity, gracefulness, and a pinch of audacity.
This is it! Your hard work has paid off, and now you’re heading off to your first cheer competition. Congratulations! But before you start imagining you and your team hoisting that trophy, here’s a quick rundown of the most important things to keep in mind...
The physical demands facing today’s cheerleaders are considerable, with high-levels of endurance, strength, and flexibility all critical to maximizing your performance. The hours spent practicing at the gym are essential to improving your cheer skills and perfecting your routine, but it’s equally important to put in the time outside of the gym. Here are four exercises you can do at home to boost your athleticism and improve your performance.
For the serious gymnast, a home exercise center is a great way to supplement your training . Whether you or your child are hoping to be the next Simone Biles, or just looking to enhance fitness regimen, creating a safe and efficient gymnastics zone in your home will allow you to take those skills to the next level.
Your daughter just made the cheer team, she’s excited beyond words, and all you can think about is what kind of new things you’re going to have to deal with, right? Here’s a list of six things you can do to save yourself some headaches while ensuring that your daughter’s foray into leadership will be both fun and challenging.
New from Spieth America, the Removable Beam Cover is easy to install in minutes, and can be placed right over old beam covers!
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Check out the latest articles on the Official FlexFit Blog for fitness and health tips, workout ideas, and more! FlexFitMats.com is our sister site for our line of high-performance mats for high-impact workouts, FlexFit Fitness Mats. Here are some of the most recent articles we’ve posted:
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As the official mat of World of Wrestling, EZ Flex will provide its high-performance lightweight wrestling mats to upcoming WoW tournaments like the Tulsa Nationals and Reno World Championships. These mats, in 42’ x 40’ and 30’ x 30’ sizes, will be made available at a highly discounted rate to schools and clubs in the surrounding areas, helping support the growth of youth wrestling."Our first year working with World of Wrestling in the 2015-2016 season was a great experience." said Ben Anderson, President of EZ Flex. "We're excited to be continuing our partnership with Jack Roller and World of Wrestling into 2017 and look forward to having EZ Flex represented at the country's greatest kids wrestling tournaments."
World of Wrestling operates some of the top youth wrestling tournaments in the country, such as the Kickoff Classic, Tulsa Nationals, and the Reno Worlds, collectively known as the three legs of the “Trinity Award”. It was founded in 1998 by Jack Roller, a long-standing fixture in Oklahoma wrestling who is dedicated to “the Promotion of America’s Youth and the Great Sport of Wrestling." Visit their website at www.worldofwrestling-roller.com for tournament details, registration, and more.
EZ Flex Sport Mats (www.ezflexmats.com) is one of the country's leading manufacturers of mats for wrestling, cheerleading, gymnastics, fitness, martial arts, and more. Founded by industry veterans Jeff Anderson and and Gary Heartsfield in 2010, EZ Flex has experienced rapid growth and notoriety as a leader in quality, performance, and service. EZ Flex continues to strengthen its presence in the wrestling community each year, providing mats for 24 major tournaments and competitions in 17 states throughout the country for the 2016-2017 season.