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How Much is Too Much in Gymnastics? How Chronic Stress Impacts Young Athletes

Today on the blog I'm really excited to get out a new lecture that has been in the works for a while. It is one that I feel is the msot central topic currently facing gymnastics - how much is too much for young gymnasts? This podcast is from…
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New Podcast! Q&A - Landing Form vs Skill Form, Shoulder Injuries During Releases, and Doing Adult Gymnastics Safely

Really excited for the first ever Question and Answer Episode of The SHIFT Show! The episodes are going to alternate between longer-form content and shorter form Q&A. People can ask anything they want on gymnastics topics like flexibility,…

I Launched A Podcast for SHIFT! New Episode with Nick Ruddock, My Entire 2 Hour Gymnastics Strength Lecture, and More!

I have an absolutely massive announcement! After listening to feedback from the SHIFT Community on wanting more "on the go" type audio content, I have launched my brand new podcast, "The SHIFT Show". I'm super excited for the project to…
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Build Explosive Jumping Power With These 3 Leg Exercise Progressions

I just wanted to put out a quick blog post for people who are looking to build leg power in the athletes they work with. Following a few strength building blocks (gaining general strength first is essential to increase power), there are some…

Gymnastics Nutrition: Myths and Misunderstandings

In this episode, I sit down with Registered Dietician and Physician Dr. Jaimie Schehr To tackle all of the hard topics surrounding nutrition in the sport of gymnastics. We talk about many issues that are currently seen in the landscape of gymnastics,…

Gymnastics Strength and Conditioning: Traditional Methods Meets "New School" Science

This episode is a 2 hour long lecture I gave on pretty much all my current thoughts for the future of gymnastics strength and conditioning. I start by outlining how the values, habits, and culture that a gym has fosters motivation in young athletes.…

Essential Strategies for Gymnastics Coaching Success with Nick Ruddock

In the inaugural episode of The SHIFT Show, I talk with elite international gymnastics coach Nick Ruddock. We discuss a range of topics from specific gymnastics techniques needed for high performance, to physical preparation programs, to creating…
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Shoulder Flexibility Tips for Bigger Trampoline Skills with Steve Gluckstein

I'm really excited to branch out into the trampoline side of gymnastics with some new content. I had very little exposure to competitive trampoline as a gymnast. Although I have worked with some gymnasts in this area of the sport, I still can't…