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Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65400] Sat, 05 March 2011 13:17 Go to next message
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Amazing power, yet somehow incongruous



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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65401 is a reply to message #65400] Sat, 05 March 2011 14:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I suppose we are so used to seeing pairs consisting of a male and female that something like this may seem strange.

But I agree, the strength evident in those bodies is astounding. Their effort is to be applauded.



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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65402 is a reply to message #65401] Sat, 05 March 2011 17:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's not the male/female thing. Edward has the size of a 12 year old and moves almost like one, but is far stronger than his 19 years.



The incongruity is the adultness of the childlike form.

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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65403 is a reply to message #65402] Sat, 05 March 2011 18:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And Timmy says: "The incongruity is the adultness of the childlike form."

Perhaps in this sport size counts, it does seem to make him easier to toss around. As for the rest...we would have to visit the locker room...but I am sure he is just as capable in all other aspects of his life. A handsome lad.
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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65404 is a reply to message #65403] Sat, 05 March 2011 18:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I follow him on Twitter. He is a gloriously unpretentious and ordinary. He'd make a great brother, big or kid.



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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65405 is a reply to message #65404] Sat, 05 March 2011 23:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How wonderful, thank you for sharing that, Timmy. Here's a young man with great skill at his craft, not something that came to him overnight. He is a celebrity without the pretense and I hope he stays that way.

I cannot imagine the time and effort it took to bring him to this point but it must be years of practice and the pain that involves. The flawless performances you posted speak to his commitment. I do believe he will have a succesful career in whatever field he chooses. Bravo.



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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65406 is a reply to message #65405] Sun, 06 March 2011 00:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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He's aiming for Cirque di Soleil.

He;s been doing gymnastics since he was about 5 years old. Twitter feed shows that he trains petty much every day as well as holding down a job.



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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65407 is a reply to message #65406] Sun, 06 March 2011 01:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was a gymnast for five years, long time ago, but I pale at what I just saw!! Thanks Timmy for the vid!
Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65408 is a reply to message #65400] Sun, 06 March 2011 17:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unbelievable! I can only imagine the strength required to balance ones self on one hand, and on top of someone else's one hand (or head)is just ,mind-blowing. Underneath his clothing must lie a rippling, well toned and muscled body. Wow. There would be uncountable hours of training invested here. Thanks for this one Timmy!



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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65409 is a reply to message #65408] Sun, 06 March 2011 18:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The body is very well defined, without a spare gram of fat. The key thing is not the musculature but the suppleness and flexibility while being extremely well muscled.

http://www.edwardupcott.com/ will show you

All the exercises are power exercises. Tempering those to allow suppleness must be extremely hard.



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Comparison of skills  [message #65410 is a reply to message #65400] Sun, 06 March 2011 20:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Every so often teenypop pushes a new alleged phenomenon. Juxtaposing a rather plain twelve / thirteen year old who can sing in tune and in time with an amazing 19 year old who is a world champion is interesting.



Teenypop will make more money than Edward will. Each is well able to be a pinup and a fantasy boy for young girls. Each is decent looking, though each is imperfect. One has schooled himself in his craft, the other started out on youtube like a few other mini sensations and has been groomed to hell and back.



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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65411 is a reply to message #65409] Sun, 06 March 2011 21:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome! The dedication to this must take almost every spare moment of his time, allowing for little else I would imagine.



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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65412 is a reply to message #65411] Sun, 06 March 2011 22:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And I am afraid to say that this is Little Else. She's posing in red shoes and believes she's attractive. I suspect we'd need the cave rescue team to extract Edward!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gilly_n/3735191983/

You may need a sick bag. This is not a family friendly picture. Oddly it is of a gentleman.

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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65413 is a reply to message #65412] Sun, 06 March 2011 22:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ummmm... you are right, I may lose a few pounds today as I am not quite sure my appetite will return before the end of the day. Ewww... nasty, despite what the comments say. However, you lost me. This is related to Edward, how?



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Little Else  [message #65414 is a reply to message #65413] Sun, 06 March 2011 22:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You mentioned "Little Else", so I searched for her.

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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65415 is a reply to message #65411] Sun, 06 March 2011 23:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Spellbound! (Thought i recognised him from somewhere). Britain certainly has got talent - but let's not talk about Little Else. That was just nasty!

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Re: Little Else  [message #65416 is a reply to message #65414] Sun, 06 March 2011 23:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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HAHAHAHA! You're too funny... thanks for that. You are correct about the cave rescue team though. Once he was extracted, his head would probably need to be examined as I would then assume his brain hadn't developed as much as his body has.



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Re: Comparison of skills  [message #65422 is a reply to message #65410] Wed, 09 March 2011 06:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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...now I'm trying to get little else back into faded memory.



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Re: Acrobatic gymnastics  [message #65423 is a reply to message #65400] Wed, 09 March 2011 12:39 Go to previous message
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Nasty old anti-sports bitch that I am, it all appears to me like sport trying to be ballet without meaning.



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