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Why I Have Gymnasts Track Sleep, Fatigue, and Soreness Every Day

Click Below to Download Free Tracking Sheets  2017 Tracking Sheets Wildcats One of the most helpful things I have started doing with our gymnasts is basic daily tracking and monitoring. By this, I mean having our competitive gymnastics team…
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10 Quick Tips - Safely Developing Hip Flexibility in Gymnasts

I've written some pretty in-depth articles on my thoughts related to hip flexibility research, injury mechanisms, and in gym methods, I think are useful. If you want to check them out, take a peek here, here, and here. Also, if you want to…
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How to Chose Sets and Reps for Advanced Shoulder Rehabilitation

There are a lot of fundamental principles that help guide the overall rehabilitation process. One of the concepts that my friend Dr. Dan Pope and I swear by is the importance of structured, periodized, objective approaches to exercise prescription.…
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Easy 4 Exercise Progression to Return to Overhead Pressing After a Shoulder Injury

Shoulder pain is one of the most common, and most frustrating, issues that many people deal with during their fitness journeys. It often limits training whether people want to just work out at their local gym, try an obstacle race, do CrossFit…
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Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 1 : Assessments and Specific Mobility)

My good friend Dan Pope and I are extremely lucky in that we get to work with hundreds of athletes who participate in CrossFit training. The level of athlete ranges from novice and recreational, and spans all the way up to some of our clients…
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Weightlifting for Gymnasts, and Gymnastics for Weightlifters - Episode #9 of the Vaughn Weightlifting Podacast

Today I'm really excited to share an episode of the Vaughn Weightlifting Podcast that I was fortunate to be asked on. Chad Vaughn is a 2x Olympian in the Sport of Weightlifting (2004 and 2008), is one of the coaches at Power Monkey I get to…
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It's Finally Here!! My Brand New Online Course "Keys To Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics" Now Available

I'm beyond excited to announce that my brand new online gymnastics course, "Keys to Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics" is officially here! I have been working nonstop with my good friend and Strength Coach, Rupert Egan, to create…
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My Worst and Best of 2016

Right around this time of the year, many people look back on the last 12 months and share their best of the best content. I wanted to take a different spin on my yearly post of this nature. For one, rather than share blog posts I wanted to…
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A Brain Spill on Mechanical vs Neurological Effects in Physical Therapy (Part 2)

Stuff That Actually Relates to Treating People Based on all the really geeky thoughts I had and research articles I talked about in Part 1, here are some more clinical based thoughts on the mechanical vs neurological debate. Remember, just…
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5 Leg Exercises to Build Explosive Power for Gymnastics

Explosive lower body power and the ability to dissipate high force are both crucial factors for gymnastics success.  On the women's side, 3 of the events are primarily leg driven with substantial benefit given to those athletes that express and…