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Ask an Athlete: An Interview with U.S. Gymnast Jake Dalton

Ask an Athlete: An Interview with U.S. Gymnast Jake Dalton

Not a fan of setbacks? U.S. Olympic Gymnast and four-time World medalist Jake Dalton experienced his fair share of them. After withdrawing from the 2015 P&G Championships due to a shoulder tear, Jake plans to come out on top with a vengeance. He hasn't stopped exercising, either. Jake announced that he'll be sharing his workout routines on PumpUp (@jdalton775) over the next few weeks. PumpUp chatted with Jake about training, motivation, and maintaining a positive mindset while on the road to recovery.

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For our #MyResolution challenge, write whatever you ate or drank today, and share a photo of your journal or your reflections about it.

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We’re almost halfway through our photo-challenge! Give yourself a pat on the back and treat yo’ self to a smart reward. Your goals will become habits if you have an incentive to accomplish them, and rewards help you to maintain a positive attitude.

Share a photo of a tangible and meaningful way that you’re rewarding yourself today! Photo cred to the amazing @haleyblairfitness

Check out our full photo challenge to win some PumpUp swag: http://blog.pumpup.co/tagged/challenge

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Have you been able to accomplish a move that you’re proud of on Workout Wednesday? Watch these front and back flips from new PumpUp member guusjevangeel!

Try this advanced back handspring burpee

What are advanced burpees? Do it like PumpUp member @nina_1911 does by adding a back handspring toward the end of a regular burpee. Tag us if you try!

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What would be your superpower? Who’s your favourite hero (fictional or real)? It’s national comic book day and we think you’re all super! 

Photo credit to PumpUp’s zimmet and her sister, Gina Zimmerman.