Forgotten Indian Art,Exercise Photos

Mallakhamb or Malkhamb is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses in concert with a vertical wooden pole or rope. Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used in the sport.

The word “Mallakhamb” is composed of malla which denotes a gymnast or a man of strength and khamb which means a pole. Mallakhamb can therefore be translated to English as pole gymnastics.(wiki)









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Incredible Gymnastics By 86 Year Old. Video




Zest for Life is all.

’86-year-old gymnast Johanna Quaas kicks serious ass on the gymnastics floor. Not only is the German woman in fantastic enough shape to rock a leotard, but her physical moves in a floor routine and parallel bars — parallel bars! — should both inspire us and put us all to shame’.

Quaas was a big scene stealer at the 2012 Cottbus World Cup in Cottbus, Germany this month, with a non-competition floor routine that included a handstand forward roll, cartwheel, backward roll and headstand, reports.

She also showed some serious, and seriously impressive skills on the parallel bars, and, in a German interview translated into English at, Quaas says she has been performing gymnastics since she was a twentysomething, and that she was also a member of the East German handball champion team.

Watch Quaas in action with her floor routine and amazing parallel bars performance below, then, you know, get up, walk away from your computer and do something:

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