3 Reasons Why Not To Stretch Toe Point In Gymnasts With A History Of Ankle Sprains

I’m in Tampa with our girls gymnastics team (which is ridiculously humid but lots of fun), but I wanted to blog quick about a scenario where it might be a good idea NOT to stretch a gymnasts ankles for a toe point. Ankles are one of the most frequently injured body parts in gymnastics with a variety of injuries

Gymnastics Injuries and "Controlling The Fall" Syndrome

This concept was originally sparked for me after watching and reading some of Mike Reinold’s work relating to injuries in major league baseball. The concept has lots of angles, but in a simple way (from what I gathered) he brings up how the problem with high injury rates in major league baseball might not

6 Glute Training Exercises Gymnasts Need To Do Regularly

The glute muscles are an area of the hip that gymnasts and coaches are familiar with, and get attention a lot of attention due during training. “Squeeze your butt”, “Hold your shape” and “extend your hips” usually have something to due with coaches talking about and training the glutes. However, you

Combating Achilles Tears In Gymnastics (Pt II): Pre-Hab Techniques and How To Help Possibly Reduce Injury

Last week in Part I of this post I outlined my thoughts on what some contributing factors may be to a gymnast suffering  an Achilles tear. I talked about some of the aspects related to the forces of gymnastics, biomechanical problems a gymnast may have like missing mobility, jumping and

Combating Achilles Tears In Gymnastics (Pt I): Investigating Possible Contributing Factors

The high rate of Achilles tears in gymnastics is something that has always blown my mind. As a gymnast going through high school and college, it seemed that every few months I heard about someone else loosing their season because they ruptured their Achilles. With new research and lots of information

Impact Based Ankle Pain in Gymnasts: Understanding Why and Possible Ways to Assist with Injury Reduction

In another post I wrote last week, I discussed how ankle instability and chronic ankle sprains  can be problematic for gymnasts to deal with. This week I wanted to continue on that path addressing another common  problem, ankle pain related to impact activities like landing, dismounting, and tumbling. There are certain

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