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  1. STOP RIPPING WHEN YOU’RE GRIPPING WITH WOD & DONE!

     

    STOP RIPPING YOUR BLISTERS WHEN YOU ARE GRIPPING WITH WOD & DONE

    It wasn’t long after Eva began the sport of gymnastics that we were told to expect blisters. It’s just supposed to come with the territory. But why? Do blisters somehow prove your level of grit? Are they to be shown off on the gym floor like a badge of honour? If my gymnast blisters more than your gymnast does that mean she’s working harder? Blisters are painful! Wod & Done

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  2. How to choose correct size Metal Bar loops

    HOW TO CHOOSE CORRECT SIZE METAL BAR LOOPS

     

    We are often asked questions about the sizing of our metal bar loops. Unfortunately, there is no straight forward answer to these questions, as the correct sizing of metal bar loops depends on numerous factors:

    • Circumference of the athlete’s wrist
    • The amount of padding used under the loops (gloves, wrist bands or perhaps both)
    • If using at home – diameter of bar (as home bars are often produced in various diameters by different manufacturers)

    It is crucial to choose the correct size of metal bar loops. Too big or too small loops can lead to serious injury, including broken bones.

    We are often asked questions about the sizing of our metal bar loops. Unfortunately, there is no straight forward answer to these que

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  3. Gymnastic Planet Handguard sizing

    GYMNASTIC PLANET HANDGUARD SIZING

     

    Many of our customers often request a help choosing correct size of handguards. Sizing charts of handguards are published on our web site. Please note: each style of handguards has their own sizing chart so please only follow sizing chart of the product you are planning to purchase.

    These measurements have been provided as an approximate guide. They in no way guarantee a safe or perfect fit. Only the gymnast and his/her coach can decide on the appropriate size by evaluating the actual handguard once it is on the gymnast's hand. There are dimensions to the hand that cannot be taken into account with a flat measurement and there are several positions on the wrist where the gymnast might decide to settle the wristband and handguard. Therefore, only the gymnast and his/her coach

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  4. Meet Gymnastic Planet supported gymnasts: GEORGIA-MAE FENTON

    GEORGIA MAE FENTON

     

    This Team GB gymnast doesnt need any introductions. She is famous for her amazing bar work,  artistry and elegance. A value F bar skill, which she performed for the first time was named after her - its one of the most difficult skills on bars! 


    Competition Level:

    International Team GB gymnast

     

    Competiiton acheivements:

    2019 British Bar and Beam Champion

    2018 Commonwealth Games Bar Champion, Team England silver

    2018 European Floor finalist

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  5. When to replace your gymnastic handguards (gym grips)

    broken handguards. Gym grips

    Former Team GB gymnast and now a member of the Jamaican national team, Danusia Francis will give you some tips on how to identify when you need to replace your handguards

    View our YouTube video here.

    Your Gymnastic handguards are a very important piece of equipment that require constant attention and maintenance.

    Only handguards in good condition will provide you with great grip, protect you from blisters and be safe to use.

    Unfortunately, we see far too many damaged and stretched handguards worn by boys and girls on Rings and Bars (high and asymmetric).

     

    In this article we will cover the most common signs, when your guards need to be replaced.

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  6. BREAKING IN NEW GYMNASTIC HANDGUARDS (GRIPS)

    Reposted with permission of US Glove BLOG (www.usglove.com)

     

    You have just got your new pair of handguards – what now?  

     

    Once you have chosen your style of handguards (we will focus on dowel guards in this article), make sure they fit properly before you start breaking them in. They should be snug, and you shouldn’t be able to fully extend your hand with your new handguards on. They may feel a little too small at first, because the leather is stiff. That’s normal.

     

     After you have determined that you have the right guard (grip) size, decide which guard will go on which hand. Then use a permanent marker to mark one with an L and the other with an R. Ladies handg

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  7. Meet Gymnastic Planet supported gymnasts: OAKLEY BANKS

    OAKLEY BANKS

     

    Oakley is a Junior Team GB gymnast. He trains at Pegasus gymnastics club (Maidstone, Kent). Oakley is a very promising Junior gymnast who will no doubt become a future star of British Gymnastics.

     

    Competiiton level:

    International Junior Team GB gymnast

     

    Competiiton acheivements:

    4 international competitions,

    All winning medals,

    1st all around at his first international



    Favourite apparatus - why do you love it?

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  8. Meet Gymnastic Planet supported gymnasts: AMELIE MORGAN

    AMELIE MORGAN

     

    Amelie is a Senior Team GB gymnast. She trains at the Academy of gymnastics (Portishead, Bristol). Amelie is already a superstar and in her 17 years of age she achieved a lot. She very well known not only for her gymnastics but also for staring in BBC Gym Stars.

     

    Competiiton level:

    Senior International

     

    Competiiton acheivements:

    AA Youth Olympic silver medalist,

    5x Junior European medalist,

    2019 English Champion



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  9. Tips to Prevent and Treat Gymnastics Blisters, Rips & Cracks

    TIPS TO PREVENT AND TREAT BLISTERS, RIPS & CRACKS

     

    The hands of a gymnast are very susceptible to blisters, rips and cracks, usually due to hands that are too soft or too calloused. A gymnasts’ hands need that perfect balance of being tough, without being rough, to avoid these common injuries.

    Having a good hand care routine in place can help prevent painful injuries. Take a look at our favourite tips to help you take care of your hands and minimize blisters, rips and cracks.


    Use hadcream and salve daily

    Get a hand cream or salve that you like - and use it on a daily basis. We recommend Woring H

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  10. COMMON WRIST SUPPORT MYTHS

    Reposted with permission of US Glove BLOG (www.usglove.com)

    COMMON WRIST SUPPORT MYTHS

    Myth #1: Wrist Supports Weaken Wrists

    This is the most harmful myth surrounding wrist supports, mostly because so many people believe it! There is no evidence that suggests wrist supports make wrists weak. In fact, the evidence is quite the contrary.

    Wrist supports, such as Tiger Paws, Panda Paws, Reisport

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