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Build Explosive Blocking Power with This Easy Upper Body Progressions

In this blog post, I outlined a handful of power exercise progressions for the lower body that I have found really useful. Due to how many people said it was helpful, I wanted to quickly put together a similar type of blog post for the upper…
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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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7 Culture Changes Gymnastics Needs for The Future

In the first few years of starting SHIFT, the most common questions I got from email or social media surrounded flexibility, injuries, physical preparation, or skills. In the last two years, one new question has replaced these in the number…
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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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Build Explosive Jumping Power With These 3 Leg Exercise Progressions

I just wanted to put out a quick blog post for people who are looking to build leg power in the athletes they work with. Following a few strength building blocks (gaining general strength first is essential to increase power), there are some…
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Shoulder Flexibility Tips for Bigger Trampoline Skills with Steve Gluckstein

I'm really excited to branch out into the trampoline side of gymnastics with some new content. I had very little exposure to competitive trampoline as a gymnast. Although I have worked with some gymnasts in this area of the sport, I still can't…
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Gymnastics Nutrition: Myths and Misunderstandings with Dr. Jamie Schehr

As you can gather from the title, today is quite an important blog post. I have said many times that nutrition is without a doubt one of the most important aspects to performance and health in gymnastics. I have also been quick to say that I…
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Must Have Nutrition, Mental Toughness, and Recovery Tips for Gymnasts

These tips from some friends of mine who are medical professionals, as well some tips from myself, were originally made for college gymnasts. They were the second part to this blog post offering advice from some of the best college…

Advice to College Gymnasts from Sam Peszek, Jake Dalton, Bridget Sloan, Danusia Francis, and Dave Durante

I've been working on this project for a long time, and I'm so pumped that it's finally ready for everyone to check out. If I'm being honest, I had a love-hate relationship with my college gymnastics career. On one hand, it provided me with…
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The Exact Hip Flexibility Exercises I Use To Improve Splits and Pike Shapes in Gymnasts

Recently I put together a blog post that outlined exactly what shoulder flexibility exercises and circuits I give to gymnasts who struggle with handstands or pommel horse swings (find it here if interested). A ton of people said they really…