Entries by Dave

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How To Change Your Gymnastics Culture – An Honest Discussion About Mistakes and Uncomfortable Conversations

Not going to dance around it, the topic of changing gymnastics training culture is by far the ‘elephant in the room’ that most people are dealing with. Due to a variety of different reasons, many people are becoming more aware of the need to embrace new ideas take bold steps to change the culture of […]

How to Build Easy Cardio Circuits When Time and Space is Limited in The Gym

Offseason cardio training is one of the most important things we can do to help build endurance, get our athletes more prepared for pre-season training, and also increase their energy levels for long practices. Benefits of general mixed off-season cardio training include Improved recovery between turns during a practice Improved recovery between events, and more […]

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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 when the internet has access to 100s of drills and people’s opinion on […]

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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 stress fractures, spondylolethesis, and symptomatic disc bulges with irritated nerve roots can me really […]

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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 in spine biomechanics, having worked at The University of Waterloo for over […]