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Addressing Body Image Issues, Disordered Eating, and Nutrition in Gymnastics with Tasia Percevecz

Today I have one of the most important podcasts to ever come out of SHIFT. Although I have had some nutritionists on to talk about issues related to poor nutrition education, and also harmful practices that are still existent in gymnastics related…
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Samantha Peszek on Her Elite Journey, Overcoming Fears, and UCLA Gymnastics

Really excited for this podcast episode and interview, as I think people are going to love hearing from Samantha Peszek on what her gymnastics journey has been through. Sam has quite an epic list of accomplishments over the years ranging…
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Tom Farden of Utah Gymnastics on Building Team Chemistry and NCAA Success

I'm excited for today's blog and podcast where I sit down to talk with someone I've been fortunate to become friends with in the last few years, Tom Farden. Tom is the head coach of Utah Gymnastics, one of the most iconic NCAA programs from…
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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…
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Have More Productive Practices and Hit Routines with These Gymnastics Cardio Essentials

Developing cardio systems in gymnasts is beyond important, for both performance and safety. On the performance side, better endurance allows gymnasts to make it through full routines that have high-level skills. It also is what allows them…
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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…
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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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How Much is Too Much in Gymnastics? How Chronic Stress Impacts Young Athletes

Today on the blog I'm really excited to get out a new lecture that has been in the works for a while. It is one that I feel is the msot central topic currently facing gymnastics - how much is too much for young gymnasts? This podcast is from…
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New Podcast! Q&A - Landing Form vs Skill Form, Shoulder Injuries During Releases, and Doing Adult Gymnastics Safely

Really excited for the first ever Question and Answer Episode of The SHIFT Show! The episodes are going to alternate between longer-form content and shorter form Q&A. People can ask anything they want on gymnastics topics like flexibility,…