108 minutes | Mar 30, 2021

All About Aly (Commissioned)

WATCH Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. THIS WEEK We have a commissioned episode all about Aly! A Club Gym Nerd member asked for a deep dive into the gymnastics and activism career of one of the true champions of the sport, our beloved Aly Raisman. We discuss Consistency and muscles and cardio (and tugboats for some reason) Owning things we thought about Aly when we first saw her as a junior elite that turned out to be false Her 2010 American Cup performance and what that beam routine told us about Aly The "mini-Alicia" years, and when she broke out to establish her own identity The 2012 Olympics, an AA tiebreak, and a beam petition The lie of "she'll never get those scores internationally" Behind the scenes memories of Aly at competitions 1.5 to double Arabian to layout. We gush for a while, and discuss why no one else has done it The comeback, and why her final competition was also her best one The post-gymnastics years, her platform, her activism, her quest for justice and commitment to sending monsters to prison and getting receipts What is Aly's ultimate legacy? THE POSTS Aly Raisman's Darkness To Light Training for adults Regional Championships – Schedule and Links March 29, 2021 Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Conference Championships March 23, 2021 Top Scores of Conference Championships March 23, 2021 2021 Regionals Draw March 22, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Jade as an alternate? Behind The Scenes: March 19 2021 Behind The Scenes: Megan, Harry, Listunova and Oprah Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too!   RELATED EPISODES 319: Aly and Lynn Raisman 282: GymCastic Book Club – Fierce, by Aly Raisman 77: Aly Raisman
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