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The 3 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes for Gymnasts and How to Help

Nutrition is by far one of the most important, yet most intimidating topics in the sport of gymnastics. It serves as the foundational base for gymnasts to fuel themselves properly, be able to train hard, and also then be able to recover their…
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Dr. Ali Arnold's Best Advice for Getting Gymnast's Over Mental Blocks and Managing Fear

There are a handful of universally frustrating things in gymnastics that make gymnasts, parents, and coaches equally stressed out. One of them is mental blocks on skills, or trying to help gymnasts take control of their fears. Dr. Alison…
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Danusia Francis Shares Her Advice for NCAA and Elite Gymnastics Success

I was really fortunate to meet Danusia Francis last year when speaking at GymCon with Miss Val and Nick Ruddock. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Danusia, she competed for Great Britain as an international elite, spent 4 years with…

Jessica O'Beirne of GymCastic and I Have an Epic Gymnastics Conversation

Over the last month, I have been working like crazy to get some awesome guests interviewed for The SHIFT Show. Recently, I sat down with  Jessica O'Beirne, who started the internationally famous GymCastic Podcast, to have quite a monster…

Boost Gymnastics Core Strength with These 3 "Must Do" Things

A strong, stable core is one of the absolute "must haves" in gymnastics. One reason is performance-based, as different events and the skills within those events require massive amounts of core strength.  Creating "stiffness" in body shapes…

Miss Val of UCLA Gymnastics On The Future of Gymnastics and Developing Student Athletes

I got a bit of a surprise for everyone! I'm really excited to share an interview I recently did with the legendary Valorie Kondos Field, or "Miss Val" as she more commonly referred to, who is the legendary head coach of UCLA Gymnastics. I'm…
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150+ New Free Gymnastics Exercise Videos Now Available!

Hey everyone! Just a quick update today. Earlier in the year, I filmed about 200+ gymnastics flexibility, prehab, and strength and conditioning exercise videos. I also filmed a ton of lecture and screening videos on a variety of different topics…
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Build Explosive Blocking Power with This Easy Upper Body Progressions

In this blog post, I outlined a handful of power exercise progressions for the lower body that I have found really useful. Due to how many people said it was helpful, I wanted to quickly put together a similar type of blog post for the upper…
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A Must Listen Interview with Tim Gabbett, PhD - How Workload Research Can Increase Performance and Reduce Injury Risk

There are a handful of very well-known sports scientists and researchers around the world. One of those researchers is  Tim Gabbett, PhD. His work has been incredibly helpful to look at how spikes in training load are associated with injury…
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7 Culture Changes Gymnastics Needs for The Future

In the first few years of starting SHIFT, the most common questions I got from email or social media surrounded flexibility, injuries, physical preparation, or skills. In the last two years, one new question has replaced these in the number…