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…
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Gymnastics Nutrition: Myths and Misunderstandings with Dr. Jamie Schehr

As you can gather from the title, today is quite an important blog post. I have said many times that nutrition is without a doubt one of the most important aspects to performance and health in gymnastics. I have also been quick to say that I…
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Must Have Nutrition, Mental Toughness, and Recovery Tips for Gymnasts

These tips from some friends of mine who are medical professionals, as well some tips from myself, were originally made for college gymnasts. They were the second part to this blog post offering advice from some of the best college…

Advice to College Gymnasts from Sam Peszek, Jake Dalton, Bridget Sloan, Danusia Francis, and Dave Durante

I've been working on this project for a long time, and I'm so pumped that it's finally ready for everyone to check out. If I'm being honest, I had a love-hate relationship with my college gymnastics career. On one hand, it provided me with…
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The Exact Hip Flexibility Exercises I Use To Improve Splits and Pike Shapes in Gymnasts

Recently I put together a blog post that outlined exactly what shoulder flexibility exercises and circuits I give to gymnasts who struggle with handstands or pommel horse swings (find it here if interested). A ton of people said they really…
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5 Fantastic Medical Resources for Gymnastics Sports Medicine Providers

Today is just a quick post for the Gymnastics medical providers out there. I get asked a lot about where I find research, books, or scientific studies for rehabilitation. To be honest, I just do recurring PubMed searches and also try to keep…
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11 Crucial Ways to Combat Impact Knee and Ankle Injuries in Gymnastics

Impact knee and ankle injuries, unfortunately, are something that plague many gymnasts. This is mainly because young athletes are exposed to massive impact forces that may reach 8.8x - 14.9 times body weight, 1000's of times per month, and…
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Gymnasts Who Lift Weights and Have Off Seasons - How to Build "New School" Gymnastics Strength Programs

I'm incredibly excited to get this blog post and free lecture out to the gymnastics world. While I fully understand the need to use traditional gymnastics specific physical preparation programs, I firmly believe that a more hybrid approach…