We think of our armed forces as the fittest men and women in the world but they can still be surprised by an undiscovered talent! At a fundraiser for the Active Heroes Foundation in North Carolina on September 6, young cadets went up against onlookers in fitness challenges. Kimberly Munley, the US army sergeant who confronted the Fort Hood gunman in November 2009, met a girl who she called her new hero. This little girl was more than a match for one of the cadets at push ups, and she received plenty of cheers for her effort.
This is my 10 year old daughter Kaylyn. Thank you all for your kind remakes. She trains at Port City Gymnastics and is testing to be on the US Jr. Olympic Nation[al] Team in October. She is truly amazing on the inside and out!
I can’t believe some YouTube commenters are whining and making excuses on behalf of the JROTC cadet over form, type of push-up, body weight….one doofus even challenged, ” I’d like to see who’s beating who if they fight taliban”. For realz?!
Pound for pound, gymnasts are some of the strongest athletes on the planet. And what’s being described as a “proper push-up” with elbows in, I’m pretty sure she, like most gymnasts, do it that way on a regular basis. Elbows in concentrates the workload on the triceps over chest, and it’s one way that gymnasts develop planche strength (leaning further and further forward).
Here’s Brandon Wynn:
Example of planche push-ups: