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September 08, 2009

Tuesday

WOD

For time:
155 pound Power clean 15 reps
30 Ring dips
155 pound Power clean 12 reps
24 Ring dips
155 pound Power clean 9 reps
18 Ring dips
155 pound Power clean 6 reps
12 Ring dips
155 pound Power clean 3 reps
6 Ring dips

Virtuosity By Greg Glassman
In gymnastics, completing a routine without error will not get you a perfect score,
the 10.0—only a 9.7. To get the last three tenths of a point, you must
demonstrate “risk, originality, and virtuosity” as well as make no mistakes in
execution of the routine.
Risk is simply executing a movement that is likely to be missed or botched;
originality is a movement or combination of movements unique to the athlete—a
move or sequence not seen before. Understandably, novice gymnasts love to
demonstrate risk and originality, for both are dramatic, fun, and awe inspiring—
especially among the athletes themselves, although audiences are less likely to
be aware when either is demonstrated.
Virtuosity, though, is a different beast altogether. Virtuosity is defined in
gymnastics as “performing the common uncommonly well.” Unlike risk and
originality, virtuosity is elusive, supremely elusive. It is, however, readily
recognized by audience as well as coach and athlete. But more importantly,
more to my point, virtuosity is more than the requirement for that last tenth of a
point; it is always the mark of true mastery (and of genius and beauty).

Click here to read the entire article.

Four years after Olga Korbut captured three golds and a silver in Munich, 14-year-old gymnast Nadia Comaneci scored unprecedented perfect “10s” in the uneven bars, the balance beam and the all round competition. Some scoreboards were not equipped and recorded her marks as “1.00.”

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  1. jmiles Reply

    then mr. glassman would love to see what i can do on a pair of crutches

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