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How Coaches and Medical Providers Can Have Competitive Season Success - An Interview with Dr. Mike Reinold

I've been lucky to spend time learning from some of the worlds best medical providers, strength coaches, and sports coaches in the last 10 years. One of those people who has not only been enormously helpful in my education but also still provides…
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3 Must Have Coaching Habits for High Performance

I've been really fortunate to meet a lot of awesome coaches in the last five years of traveling and speaking. These include gymnastics coaches, strength coaches, sports psychology coaches, and more. Jason Leydon is someone who I have learned…
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Download My Free 10 Minute Hip and Shoulder Flexibility Circuits

fbq('track', 'ViewContent'); Every gymnastics coach or medical provider wants to have flexibility drills that do 3 things Get results (that actually stick around) Are safe Improve skills The problem is, we only have so…
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The Worst Day of My Coaching Career, and 5 Lessons You Must Learn From It

In the 12 years that I have been coaching gymnastics, I have been lucky to experience some incredible moments. Like when one of our gymnasts hits a huge routine at Regionals and qualifies herself to nationals, causing everyone to erupt in celebration.…
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The "Why, What, and How" for Soft Tissue Care in Gymnasts

The concept of soft tissue care has absolutely blown up in the last few years for all sports, but even more so gymnastics. Foam rolling, lacrosse ball work, stick massages, and other tools are being seen all across practice and competition floors…
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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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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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The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make Returning to Training After a Shoulder Injury

I hope everyone is having a great week! Yesterday, my good friend and mentor Mike Reinold published a guest post that myself and another good friend of mine, Dan Pope, wrote for his website. In this article, we cover 5 of the biggest mistakes…
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Band "U" with Overhead Press for Upper Back Strength

I know the last few weeks on the blog have been pretty dense, and more on the advice side than actual training tips. To bring things back, today I wanted to share a very short post on one of my favorite upper back strength exercises, the "U"…
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Brain Spill #5: Stress Neuroendocrinology, Physical Therapy, Epigenetics, and Youth Athletes:

My blog posts in the last few months have been on the "meta" side of the fence, talking about things like overcoming failure, coaching style, and life psychology.  I'm ready to dive into the wild nerdy rabbit hole again in a "Brain Spill" type…