One of the requests for our adult gymnastics website was a list of which skills might be easier/harder for an adult to lean than a kid. Since we are all built so differently and have different strengths and weaknesses, it’s obviously hard to generalize. But here is a good guide to get you started in your skill exploration!
Former national team member and 1997 U.S. National Champion Vanessa Atler joins Better Late to talk about adult gymnastics and how adult gymnasts could navigate finding more gym/training time, her thoughts on how increasing the age minimum for elite competition could impact the sport, and her mission to make gymnastics better. Vanessa also talks about the state of USA gymnastics today, the culture of the sport, and her thoughts on the politics behind the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials. Plus, why she thinks the current selection process needs a complete do-over. Listen here!