When it comes to sports injuries, there’s no better treatment than prevention. Gymnasts know this all too well, pushing their bodies to the breaking point day in and day out; however, most invest in wrist supports only after the onset of pain. The human hand – made up of the wrist, palm, and fingers – consists of 27 bones, 27 joints, 34 muscles, and over 100 ligaments and tendons. Taking the rest of the arm into account adds 23 more muscles to the mix. All of these different parts must work together to perform any weight-bearing activity, so it’s no...
Maddox Brower entered gymnastics out of convenience. Eight years and an already distinguished career later, Maddox may not know what he wants to do when he is an adult, but he does know he wants gymnastics to be a part of his life for as long as possible.
The first day that US Glove Brand Ambassador Karissa Brown tried gymnastics, her mom practically had to drag her out of the gym, she loved it so much. That launched an eight-year journey with gymnastics that allowed Karissa to travel, build friendships, and create memories. Now she is charting a new course forward.
“When I started cheer, I couldn’t do anything,” Ella says with a laugh. “I didn’t even have a backbend. I couldn’t do anything more than a cartwheel.” Fast forward five years to the present and Ella is now on two competition cheer teams within the All Star Federation, providing a sense of just how far her hard work has carried her.
This new program provides for a structured athlete safety reporting process, a published list of ineligible members, and additional athlete safety information readily available to the entire cheer community.