Freshman Mikaela Gerber said that gymnastics is 90 percent mental. To hone the mental side, the Bruins set aside time in some practices for mental-specific training. (Tim Bradbury/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Gymnastics is a sport grounded in dazzling aerial displays and sharp, precise turns and leaps – physical feats that would impress even the most athletic of people. But hidden underneath the spectacle of skill and dance elements is the mental side of the sport not privy to the audience, something that the gymnast has to face every time she needs to take center stage. More »

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