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Sweedish Wall
By NASCARdancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Aug 20, 2008 07:19 AM

Here are some pics I found. I have had some requests to post them so, here they are. I hope you like them!

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re: Sweedish Wall
By Snuffymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Aug 20, 2008 07:33 AM
This explains a lot!

When I (very briefly) did gymnastics, when I was about 6 or so, I wondered why there were big wooden ladders against the wall...

Now I understand! :P

Thanks for posting!
re: Sweedish Wall
By Filya
On Mon Aug 25, 2008 04:39 AM
Great photos. Ones I saw gim training and was surprised what those girls did with Sw. wall!
re: Sweedish Wall
By MarzipanDreams
On Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:58 AM
Wow. I sort of hate my life. Sort of like I hate Irina because she's so amazing. Except I hate my life because I'm not amazing. I'm just kidding though...I admire such beautiful flexibility and training. That first picture is my favorite. She looks so serious and her legs are just so beautiful and have such a lovely hyperextension. I don't recoginize her, though...Pardon my stupidity, but is she a rhythmic gymnast? I just ask because they have such beautiful bodies.
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By nicinoodlemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Aug 31, 2008 01:23 PM
one word
amazing
xxnicixx
re: Sweedish Wall
By indigo_dancer
On Mon Sep 08, 2008 06:25 PM
Gosh I just love Rhythmic Gymnasts they make stretching look so beautiful.
re: Sweedish Wall
By pointewannabemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Sep 13, 2008 07:33 PM
what i wouldn't give to have a swedish wall.

i just know my oversplits would be three feet off the ground if I had one!
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By MyNamesNotAJ
On Sat Sep 20, 2008 06:01 PM
These are brilliant!
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By lozadancer
On Sat Oct 04, 2008 09:30 PM
We have this at my dancing ! I was wondering where they got such such an amazing idea from! This has helped me alot with getting past slit and is great to use for stretches where you are usually on a barre' because it gives you a greater range of movement, so I would definately have to reccommend this for anyone who can get there hands on one :)
re: Sweedish Wall
By theabearmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:57 PM
HA I saw the title pic and I saw who posted it and I thought it was you, and said to myself 'wait--she's bendy but she isn't THAT bendy...' but nope, it's the rhythmic gymnasts.

Those inspirational rhythmic gymnasts who we love to hate... dunno about y'all but I'm definitely stretching my splits tonight

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re: Sweedish Wall
By Marie_Claire
On Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:31 AM
Wow! These pictures are insane...what I wouldn't give to be that flexible!
re: Sweedish Wall
By lusalusa
On Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:00 PM
WOW! What I wouldn't give to be that flexible!
And thanks, I finally understood what those "wooden ladders" are for, like finally! :D
re: Sweedish Wall
By Dancing_Girl96member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:14 PM
WOW! These pictures are amazing! I'd do anything to be that flexible!! :)
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By muckwi002member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Nov 24, 2008 03:23 PM
It's crazy what people can do with a bunch of bars... :P
re: Sweedish Wall
By tiara_dancer
On Tue Nov 25, 2008 01:27 PM
Wow amazing. I have always been fascinated by Rhythmic Gymnasts and their flexability!
re: Sweedish Wall
By Ballerinaamember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Jan 07, 2009 07:16 AM
why is it called a swedish wall? I am from sweden and I have never heard of that name before :P
re: Sweedish Wall
By Snuffymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Jan 07, 2009 08:18 AM
The mind really does boggle, looking at those photos. Those girls must work SO hard to gain that level of flexibility. It's so impressive!
re: Sweedish Wall
By NinaBallerina_member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Jan 11, 2009 03:20 AM
Edited by NinaBallerina_ (198703) on 2009-01-11 03:21:58 wanted to add something
I just want to clear something out here. Just like " Ballerinaa" I'm also from sweden, and these walls are not tools for stretching :P
We call them "ribbstol" ( "bar- chair" to translate it word by word ) it's simply many bars put together making a "wall".
I don't know if you have seen a simle bar up and between a doorway in somwone's home? they use it for strenthening arms and stomach-muscles. This bar is the same as these "swedish walls" you call them, the only difference is that the "sweidish walls" are bigger and usually to big for home use.

These walls are acually like a symbol in swedish school gymnastic halls, because we have them all over the walls in every school in the country. I acually think they've been a symbol for gymnastic halls in over 50 years, and as long as I've been living they have never been used in the physical education classes in school, they just hang there and kids climb on them.
observ that when I talk about gymnastic halls, I don't mean gymnastic as a sport, I mean the gymnastic hour you have ones a week in the swedish school system. It has nothing to do with "gymnastic", but ballgames, athletic sports and such.

of course these are great to use in stretching too, but it's not the main purpose (:


and please tell me why you call them a "swedish wall" ? I've never heard of it and it would be interessting to know !
re: Sweedish Wall
By Martha_Cecillemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Jan 11, 2009 06:24 AM
I would love to have just a tad of this flexibility, but I would have the time for training to reach or stay at such a hight level. It's just a hobby for me.

I don't know why it is called the sw. wall. It was the first time for me to hear this. We always said "ladder" or "climbing wall"?!
Holy Moly
By ClintonK
On Thu Jan 15, 2009 06:50 AM
I've seen over-splits like this before, but it still amazes me every time. Great post, and thanks for the mild heart attack. =)
re: Sweedish Wall
By liliwee
On Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:35 PM
does anyone know where you can buy those swedish walls? thanks x
re: Sweedish Wall
By never_katiemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Feb 07, 2009 03:56 PM
I still don't know how people are so flexible!

^Well said, NinaBallerina_!!^
re: Sweedish Wall
By dancer_aimyXomember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Mar 09, 2009 09:55 AM
wooo pic 5 is amazing
re: Sweedish Wall
By adcdancer
On Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:49 PM
not only are you legs incredible so is your back...
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