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7 Tips for Dealing with Stubborn Gymnastics Coaches, Parents, and Gym Owners Who Refuse To Change

One of the most common questions I’ve been getting via direct message and email is some variant is this: “What should I do if a coach / a parent / my gym owner refuses to change? They are so stubborn and can't see they are the problem.…
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Bridget Sloan On Keeping Young Gymnasts Healthy, NCAA/Olympic Success, and CrossFit

Today I'm super excited to share a fantastic interview with Bridget Sloan, who is a 2008 Olympian, 9x NCAA Champion with the Florida Gators, and current gymnastics commentator. She has a had a huge range of experience as an athlete, and offers…
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Is Insecurity and Fear of Social Judgement Driving Culture Issues In Gymnastics?

The Problem Changing gymnastics culture is by far the biggest conversation we are having in our sport. In my opinion, when you dig down to the real root issues two commonalities pop up: personal insecurities and/or fear of social judgment. These…
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Nick Ruddock's Best Vault Drills, Techniques, and Coaching Tips

I'm excited to share an absolutely fantastic podcast episode with the SHIFT community today. Nick Ruddock is one of my best buddies, and we regularly are talking and sharing ideas. He is one of the most sought after gymnastics coaches in…
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Complete Gymnastics Shoulder Performance - How To Develop Flexibility, Strength, and Power

I've really been looking forward to posting this, as it has been something a ton of people email or message me about. High-level shoulder performance is absolutely critical for gymnastics. For one, it is the main joint that supports proper handstands,…
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Lucas Wasson of Ohio State Women's Gymnastics on What Success Means

I'm excited to get the ball rolling back on some podcasts and guest interviews! I've been working like crazy to get some great guests lined up for the next month, and today we're kicking things off with a great start. Lucas Wasson is the…
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The 7 Most Common Handstand Problems and How to Fix Them

I've been meaning to write this article for a long time, as it's one of the most common issues I get questions about. Despite so many high-level athletes making them look easy, handstands are actually a super complicated skill with many moving…
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Kohei Uchimura's Coach, Hiroaki Sato, Shares Must Hear Advice

I'm incredibly happy to get this podcast out to the world where Hiroaki Sato, the personal coach of gymnastics legend Kohei Uchimura, shares his invaluable advice that I think everyone needs to hear. It takes a very special athlete and coach…