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Bridget Sloan On Keeping Young Gymnasts Healthy, NCAA/Olympic Success, and CrossFit

Today I'm super excited to share a fantastic interview with Bridget Sloan, who is a 2008 Olympian, 9x NCAA Champion with the Florida Gators, and current gymnastics commentator. She has a had a huge range of experience as an athlete, and offers…
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Is Insecurity and Fear of Social Judgement Driving Culture Issues In Gymnastics?

The Problem Changing gymnastics culture is by far the biggest conversation we are having in our sport. In my opinion, when you dig down to the real root issues two commonalities pop up: personal insecurities and/or fear of social judgment. These…
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Complete Gymnastics Shoulder Performance - How To Develop Flexibility, Strength, and Power

I've really been looking forward to posting this, as it has been something a ton of people email or message me about. High-level shoulder performance is absolutely critical for gymnastics. For one, it is the main joint that supports proper handstands,…
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Lucas Wasson of Ohio State Women's Gymnastics on What Success Means

I'm excited to get the ball rolling back on some podcasts and guest interviews! I've been working like crazy to get some great guests lined up for the next month, and today we're kicking things off with a great start. Lucas Wasson is the…
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Kohei Uchimura's Coach, Hiroaki Sato, Shares Must Hear Advice

I'm incredibly happy to get this podcast out to the world where Hiroaki Sato, the personal coach of gymnastics legend Kohei Uchimura, shares his invaluable advice that I think everyone needs to hear. It takes a very special athlete and coach…
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The Nutrition and Overtraining Talk We Need To Have, But Aren't

I'll just come right out and say it Gymnastics culture continues to have a serious problem with the intersection of nutrition, mental health, and proper training workloads for kids. If you take a step back even more, you see this problem…
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An Honest Talk About Ego, Depression, and Anxiety in Gymnastics

In my experiences, there are a lot of people who focus on the technical and physical development of gymnasts. Most of their efforts focus on getting new drills, strength exercises, or progressions to help athletes get new skills or move up to…
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Mark Williams on World Championships, USA Gymnastics, and Creating Coaching Success

Anyone who is familiar with men's gymnastics knows that Mark Williams, Head Coach of Oklahoma University Men's Program and 2016 Olympic Head Coach, has quite a list of accolades behind him. Mark has not only made the journey from coaching…
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9 Ways to Be Happier In The Gym and Life

I wanted to take a little bit of a pivot this week to offer people a lecture/podcast on happiness that was highly requested from people. Mental/Emotional health is such an important topic in our modern world. It's crucial not only for our…
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When To Progress Young Gymnasts to Big Skills, and Advice on Developing Young Gymnasts

Part of the 'art' of coaching is being able to read the athletes you work with, and understanding when to push them forward vs pull back a bit. Specifically in gymnastics, this often comes up in times of new skills being taught or attempted. In…