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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…
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Why I Wrote My New Book, Achilles Tears and Tips to Change Gymnastics Culture - New Interview With the Routine Podcast

Hey everyone! Last month I was very thankful for the opportunity to be interviewed on The Routine Podcast with their hosts, Dianna and Chelcie. Originally, this podcast was going to center around the high rate of Achilles tears in collegiate/elite…
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Is It Possible to Produce High Level Gymnasts Without Sacrificing Health?

I'm going to flat out say it, that this is the question of the year for gymnastics. Every single person in the sport of gymnastics is grappling with this. Coaches, medical providers, gymnasts, parents, and outside spectators. In the last year…
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The Exact Drills I Use to Increase Overhead Shoulder Flexibility

Just like many readers, I work with a lot of gymnasts both on our team and at Champion who struggle with limited overhead flexibility. It can be frustrating for the gymnast due to a lack of progress in skills, and I often see it as a factor…
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An Essential Hip Strength Exercise All Gymnasts Need - Weighted Single Leg Hip Lifts

During the months of June and July, most gyms are going pretty hard on new strength programs to build strength and power needed for new skills. I'm in the same boat, doing quite a bit of progressive strength work in the gym and also with all…