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Old 01-20-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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This is from the Gator Swamp meet last weekend. Derek Jr did very well. He hit 50.00 for the first time ever. He has made some huge improvements but he is still struggling with some simple things.

One thing we have been talking about a lot lately is training like a champion. I told him if he wants to be a champion he has to train like one every day.

I am extraordinarily proud of my boy's accomplishments. Oh and Coach Danny Carmango from Team Altamonte Weightlifting would like Derek to start training with him once a week. I am obviously all for it, with the caveat that it has to work with the families schedule.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNqOf_-BhJo
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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This is from the Gator Swamp meet last weekend. Derek Jr did very well. He hit 50.00 for the first time ever. He has made some huge improvements but he is still struggling with some simple things.

One thing we have been talking about a lot lately is training like a champion. I told him if he wants to be a champion he has to train like one every day.

I am extraordinarily proud of my boy's accomplishments. Oh and Coach Danny Carmango from Team Altamonte Weightlifting would like Derek to start training with him once a week. I am obviously all for it, with the caveat that it has to work with the families schedule.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNqOf_-BhJo
Derek --Junior is amazing! And now I will be able to say I know him too! Continued best for you and family!
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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wow, derek! derek jr. is looking damn solid on p-bars and rings. he did a great job!
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:52 PM   #4
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Pommels work is much better. Dunno if that's cause he grew or cause he got better, lol. Strength is a bit lacking but overall technique is much better.

Also, did you make the video out of order? Cause otherwise you guys didn't rotate in olympic order (floor, pommels, rings, vault, pbars, hbar) which kind of confused me a bit.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:13 AM   #5
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Nice.

For those that are gymnastically dumb....what does hitting 50.0 mean?
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:20 AM   #6
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Pommels work is much better. Dunno if that's cause he grew or cause he got better, lol. Strength is a bit lacking but overall technique is much better.

Also, did you make the video out of order? Cause otherwise you guys didn't rotate in olympic order (floor, pommels, rings, vault, pbars, hbar) which kind of confused me a bit.
Let's just say that the meet was very flexible. We had our printed out rotation and then we never followed it.

Jr and I discussed his strength and some of that is due to the fact he grew a lot lately and some to the fact that he was playing several other sports so he was only working out 1 to 2 days a week. He is back to gymnastics only for a while.

Like I said I was very proud of him he has improved his tech a ton.
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Nice.

For those that are gymnastically dumb....what does hitting 50.0 mean?
Basically a 50.00 total is an average of 8.33 in each event. What it means to the athletes is that is considered a blue ribbon total in non medal meets. What it means to the coaches is that if an athlete can consistently post 50.00 or above they will start working with them in regards to moving to the next level.
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Great stuff! Congrats go to both Derek Jr and Derek Sr!
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Jr and I discussed his strength and some of that is due to the fact he grew a lot lately and some to the fact that he was playing several other sports so he was only working out 1 to 2 days a week. He is back to gymnastics only for a while.
Like I said before I'm somewhat gymnastically challenged but I think it's great that's he's doing a lot of sports at once. I think that builds a better base for later on in life than those parents who try to make their kids a one-sport-pony early on.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:54 AM   #10
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Absolutely outstanding. I love it that you guys do so much together.

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