.......interesting things about fitness, strength, diet and performance.
That PBS documentary about the Chinese Circus School is similarly disturbing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH-jQN3Ln60But that's how champions are made I guess.
Horrible. My five year old daughter is in a gymnastics class (which looks nothing like this of course. It's mostly good solid playful functional movement.But at least once she has said she didn't want to go to class and I asked why. She said she didn't like the stretching! Good girl! I told her she didn't need to do it.
Although it's not clear from the post, I assume this isn't given as evidence against gymnastics?It would be very easy to create similarly shocking videos about training at Olympic levels in other sports.At its core, gymnastics is about bodyweight exercise and that is something to be praised, even if the culture at the top levels of the sport appears shocking.
Maybe it reflects less on gymnastics and more on Communism's utter lack of respect for individual life.
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