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The Worst Day of My Coaching Career, and 5 Lessons You Must Learn From It

In the 12 years that I have been coaching gymnastics, I have been lucky to experience some incredible moments. Like when one of our gymnasts hits a huge routine at Regionals and qualifies herself to nationals, causing everyone to erupt in celebration.…
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The "Why, What, and How" for Soft Tissue Care in Gymnasts

The concept of soft tissue care has absolutely blown up in the last few years for all sports, but even more so gymnastics. Foam rolling, lacrosse ball work, stick massages, and other tools are being seen all across practice and competition floors…
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SHIFT's New 200+ Free Gymnastics Video Database Is Now Available On Youtube!

Got another big announcement this week! Over the last 6 months, I filmed an insane amount of gymnastics exercise videos for my favorite strength, power, flexibility, and injury prevention exercises. I did this because people contact me all…
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Download My New Gymnastics Pre-Hab For Free

Hey everyone! I'm not going to lie, I'm super excited that this blog post and resource is finally ready to release to the public. I think pre-hab is one of the most important, yet confusing, areas of gymnastics. Talk about information overload…
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If A Gymnast with Elbow Pain Has These 3 Things, It's Time for a Checkup

There is no doubt that in the last decade, the rates of elbow injuries in young gymnasts has seemed to skyrocket. More than ever, overuse injuries like OCD (Osteochondritis Dessicans), stress fractures, and growth plate injuries like triceps…
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Treating Extension Based Lower Back Pain and Spondy Fractures in Athletes

Today I'm really excited to give people a podcast I think is going to provide a lot of value. I recently got asked by Dr. Zach Tallie to join his podcast, Max Effort Rehab, to talk about all things extension based lower back pain and spinal…
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Flexibility, Shoulder Injuries, and Longevity in CrossFit

The last month has been full of podcasts I've been lucky to be asked on. They have included, Talking Gymnastics Culture and Injuries with the Routine Podcast, Talking gymnastics flexibility and stress neuroendocrinology with Dr. Ryan…
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How to Prevent Coaching Burnout and Find Your "Why"

Most of the time in gymnastics, we talk about how to keep gymnasts happy and performing at a high level. We rarely consider the same concept for coaches. How do we make sure that as coaches we stay happy at work? How do we make sure as coaches…
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The Biggest Areas For Change in Gymnastics and How Stress Affects Athletes

Since releasing my newest Gymnastics E-Book (find it for free here), I've been super grateful to be asked on a lot of podcasts and interviews. Most recently, I joined my good friend Dr. Ryan Debell on his show, The Movement Fix Podcast. To…
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Crucial Coaching Secrets from Miss Val and Nick Ruddock

If you follow the world of gymnastics, you know that Valorie Kondos Field and Nick Ruddock are absolute icons in our sport. 'Miss Val', as she is more commonly known, is the head coach of UCLA Gymnastics and recently won the NCAA Championship…