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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 13, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
I've seen that one Mark and I think it's not only a really well-done piece on Brooke Raboutou but I applaud her self possession and adjustment to the whole thing.

Just imagine if she had better genetics! Heh.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 13, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Elephant in the room alert!!!
Just imagine if we could get Robyn to comment here on the matter.
Not that I have any expectation of this happening, (like I'm so sure) but like Tami she's made her living, like, doing this kind of thing; working with kids and strength training.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 13, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
I'm always interested in the role genetics plays in this. Worked with a young girl, "E", today for the first time. E is 9 and self described "half black, half Indian, half white" which cracked me up.

She was a very powerful young girl. A very auditory/ kinesthetic learning style as well as a load o' fast twitch muscle. Her jumps on the tumble track were twice the height of her peers.

So what role does genetics play in all this ? :-)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:45am PT
Tami,
Double the height! WOW. How often do you see that?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 14, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
Rarely. As with academic giftedness, athletic giftedness is rare. And .......well.........how do you define it ? There are so many attributes to physical intelligence.

I would say there are specific markers that are sport-specific. For example, a child who would make a great acrobat has a load of fast-twitch muscle, is flexible, and has a strong core. They need to have excellent kinesthetic awareness (brain-aware on how to move) & proprioception (brain-aware on where the body parts are).

....more later . Gotta go....
eagle

Trad climber
new paltz, ny
Apr 24, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
lil fella is mighty impressive
phile

Trad climber
SF, CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
wow, *THIS* thread makes the SuperTopo Climbing News Forum Highlights list? It must get a lot better after the first page.
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