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Is all of Russia like this?! I'm kidding, but also not really. Or is this just how intensely all world-class athletes train?
When I was training I had a Russian trainer and therefore my answer is yes. I know some people think it's cruel, too much etc., but honestly I disagree. If you want to actually succeed, there's no other way in my opinion. I've never seen someone push themselves as much as when their trainers made them to. You won't win just by being great...
Also, when they said how competitions were lowering standards so Europeans could compete... I would be ashamed in their position if I did not fit the standards. :smash:

I'm convinced Margarita is the most mentally strong human on the planet
She won that gold in Olympics in 2016, so... And her friend/colleague Yana won the silver.
 
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When I was training I had a Russian trainer and therefore my answer is yes. I know some people think it's cruel, too much etc., but honestly I disagree. If you want to actually succeed, there's no other way in my opinion.
The best, hardest-working models I've ever worked with have done Russian style gymnastics or ballet. I know Russian style is a dumb term but the girls were not all Russian, but their coaches or schools were Russian led or influenced. None of the mushy gushy shit we do in the states. Such hard workers, no excuses, harder on themselves than I am, etc. Such a difference from American girls, and I say this as an American girl :lol:.
 
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The best, hardest-working models I've ever worked with have done Russian style gymnastics or ballet. I know Russian style is a dumb term but the girls were not all Russian, but their coaches or schools were Russian led or influenced. None of the mushy gushy shit we do in the states. Such hard workers, no excuses, harder on themselves than I am, etc. Such a difference from American girls, and I say this as an American girl :lol:.
This x100. Every single Russian/Korean/Japanese girl I know is just so much more disciplined than girls from anywhere else (generally speaking). I didn’t find the documentary too hard to watch, perhaps because my school also has quite a prestigious ballet academy and I’ve been desensitised to hearing stories about extremely strict Russian teachers who are brutally honest. I think that the hard work and dedication is definitely also a bi-product of Russian culture too, where high academic results and excellence in your chosen sport or art are of the utmost importance. Ballet in particular is deeply ingrained into their cultural background and Prima ballerinas become nationwide icons, so those training to become one aim for the highest standards of perfection. I’m very close friends with a few girls of Russian descent and let me tell you, they’re the skinniest, smartest, most disciplined people I know. God I wish I was Russian :lol:
 
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