It is interesting watching the movement of the athletes. When I was watching swimming and men’s gymastics I noticed that most of their movement is in the sagittal plane.
It is interesting they have such extreme flexibity in the front and back lines, but I bet this pose would be difficult, especially moving it into eka pada sirsana:
That is one of my favorite poses. It is a great warm up move for Vismamitrasana:
It is funny how a lot of people watch the Olympics for the entertainment and I watch it looking for imbalances in the bodies of the athletes. And to listen to morbid discussions on injuries. I do think that kyaking event looks fun in the twirling water, but probably harder than I think it would be.
There was an interesting injury in the women’s weight lifting the other day where a girl popped an elbow joint and then dropped the weight. She almost held on to it. Those people who lift those heavy weights build bone mass as well as muscle mass so they can survive those injuries over and over. She didn’t appear to be in any pain at all.
Just for the record, I don’t ENJOY watching people get injured by any means. It is one reason I have a hard time watching football because the injuries are most often pretty brutal, but it is August and the season is commencing soon. I have already seen sports stories on the various camps starting.