Nastia Liukin

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Just finished reading a book about another great gymnast. Dominique Moceanu.
Her book its just called Dominique Moceanu. She is amazing. But between her and Kerri Strug I think Kerri Strug is the better gymnast.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

She stuck her vault on one foot.
Bela carrying Kerri around the gym after hey won.

Kerri hurt her ankle and couldn't do the all-around compition

They won the team gold!

This is an amazing gymnast. I just finsihed reading her autobiography called "Landing on my Feet: A Diary of Dreams"
After each book I'll post pictures of the gymnast I read about. I read a book about Mary Lou Retton a few weeks ago so I'll post about her later.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Here are things that some athletes/ healthy people eat. ( this is gonna be a long post =P )
This is what I try to eat.

Venus Williams
Breakfast: 1 piece of fruit or glass of OJ.
1 bowl of whole grain cereal OR
1 bowl of yogurt with fruit,honey, and granola

Lunch: 1 turkey sandwhich on whole grain bread with lettuce, tomato and mustard.
1 large salad containing lettuce, walnuts, raisins, feta cheese olive oil and lemon juice, and grapes. OR
1piece grilled fish or chicken with veggies. ( broccoli and potatoes)

Dinner: same as lunch only with brown rice

Snack: Nuts and fruit

OTHER FOODS: whole wheat pasta with meat, marinara sauce or cream sauce.

Nastia Liukin

Breakfast: Eggs, oatmeal, and yogurt

Lunch: Salad with fish or chicken

Dinner: Grilled fish and veggies ( or chicken =P)

Sylvester Stallone

Breakfast: 10 egg whites, burnt toast, fruit
2 eggs, 4 figs, toasted pumpernickle bread
Irish oatmeal, toast, fresh papaya

Lunch: Salad, broiled skinless chicken, broiled squash, figs or berries

Dinner: Broiled fish, Salad, steamed spinach, dark fiber toasted bread
Hey here are some work outs I found on a website.
The website is

Leg Lifts - Hanging from a bar, bring your toes to the bar keeping your legs straight and breaking your shoulder angle as little as possible. This can also be done by bending your knees and lifting your knees to your elbows. It can also be done straddled lifting to a stalder position. (This is one of the best ab exercises around for strength.)

Wall Sits - Sit against a wall. Legs will be bent at about 90 degrees. This is an isometric exercise.

Isometric Push Ups
1. Starting in the push up position with arms fully extended, lower yourself to about half way to the floor.
2. Hold this position for 10-30 seconds remembering to breathe. Repeat 2-3 times.

Basic Push-up - Prone position, body tight and slightly hollow. Toes on the floor, hands below your shoulders. Lower yourself to the floor and push back to the prone position. No arching, bending, pikeing allowed. Keep your elbows close to your sides as this is a more functional movement.

Handstand Push-up - In a handstand lower as far as you can go and push back to handstand. This can be done against a wall either with your back to the wall or facing the wall. Facing the wall in the handstand will force better technique.

L-hang Pull-up - Hang in an L in either an under-grip or over-grip. Do a pull-up maintaining the L position.

One arm pull-up - Hanging freely by one arm perform a pull-up. This feat is accomplished by few. Working one arm lock offs, and one arm negatives will help you obtain this

There are a lot more on the website!