Exactly How I Plan Gymnastics Practices and Training Using Periodization

Trying to plan practices, weeks of training, and also squeeze everything into training hours is one of the most overwhelming things for coaches, medical providers, and strength coaches. If there isn't a systematic process to planning and implementation,…

Helping with Common Gymnastics Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Injuries

Last week in part 1 of this blog/podcast series, I talked about some common issues surrounding the lower body and hip, knee, and ankle injuries in gymnastics. In this follow up part 2, I will be chatting on the upper body. More specifically,…
,

Helping with Common Gymnastics Hip, Knee, and Ankle Injuries

Today I'm excited to bring everyone one of the most asked about topics in my work, which is discussing the most common injuries that gymnasts face. Because of how massive this of a topic is, I wanted to make sure I broke it up into digestible…

Must Know Tips for Building Gymnastics Strength Programs In the Offseason

The sport of gymnastics is changing quite a bit, with our approach to Physical Preparation or Strength and Conditioning, being one of the largest overhauls going on. There are a few reasons for this, but the biggest causes in my mind are …
,

Full Gymnastics Hip and Shoulder Flexibility Lecture Now Available

Safely improving hip and shoulder flexibility in gymnasts to get new skills or better scores is one of the most common questions I get. It can be one of the most confusing things for gymnastics coaches and medical providers to tackle, especially…
,

Download My New Return to Sport Protocols for Back Pain in Gymnasts

Without a doubt, one of the hardest and most confusing things for everyone in artistic gymnastics is how to return a gymnast to training safely following a back injury. Issues ranging from simple muscle strains all the way to more complicated…
,

New Gymnastics Specific Movement Screening Worksheet Now Available!

Pretty excited about this! After a few years of experimenting and updating my gymnastics movement screen, the latest version is now available. I'm lucky to have a lot of ex-gymnasts who are finishing their doctoral work in Physical Therapy come…
, , , ,

Back Pain in Gymnastics with Dr. Stuart McGill: Mechanisms, Evaluation, and Training

I am incredibly excited to share with listeners an interview with someone who I have looked up to for many years, Dr. Stuart McGill. Dr. McGill has a PhD from the University of  Waterloo and is one of the most internationally known researchers…
, , , ,

My Best New Tool for Gymnastics Performance and Injury Risk Reduction

I was going to hold off on publishing this until I developed the pieces more, but I honestly think that it is too important to wait on sharing with the gymnastics world. I wish I could say that injury rates and burnout rates have dropped…
, , , ,

Have More Productive Practices and Hit Routines with These Gymnastics Cardio Essentials

Developing cardio systems in gymnasts is beyond important, for both performance and safety. On the performance side, better endurance allows gymnasts to make it through full routines that have high-level skills. It also is what allows them…