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7 Tips for Dealing with Stubborn Gymnastics Coaches, Parents, and Gym Owners Who Refuse To Change

One of the most common questions I’ve been getting via direct message and email is some variant is this: “What should I do if a coach / a parent / my gym owner refuses to change? They are so stubborn and can't see they are the problem.…
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Nick Ruddock's Best Vault Drills, Techniques, and Coaching Tips

I'm excited to share an absolutely fantastic podcast episode with the SHIFT community today. Nick Ruddock is one of my best buddies, and we regularly are talking and sharing ideas. He is one of the most sought after gymnastics coaches in…
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The 7 Most Common Handstand Problems and How to Fix Them

I've been meaning to write this article for a long time, as it's one of the most common issues I get questions about. Despite so many high-level athletes making them look easy, handstands are actually a super complicated skill with many moving…
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Steve Gluckstein Shares How Weightlifting Can Help Gymnasts and The Benefits of Trampoline

Really excited for this today! My good buddy and former Olympic Trampoline athlete for Team USA Steve Gluckstein was gracious enough to join me for a long podcast chat. Anyone who has followed Steve's journey knows that he is a big advocate…
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The Ultimate Gymnastics Flexibility Guide

*Readers Note – This gymnastics flexibility guide is a very long and in-depth blog post. The first few sections of this blog are background and explanation for flexibility methods using scientific research. There is a lot of medical and science…
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Tom Meadows on Developing Elite Male Gymnasts and His Best Coaching Advice

Really excited to share some amazing content with everyone today! I was able to sit down and chat with one of the most highly respected coaches here in the US, Tom Meadows of Cypress Academy. Tom has one of the most impressive journeys in gymnastics,…
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How Much is Too Much for Young Gymnasts? (Free Lecture and PDF Download)

I've written about this topic before, but the mysterious question of how much work to how much recovery is appropriate for young gymnasts continues to be a question that stumps many people in gymnastics. This topic is something that continues…
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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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How To Change Your Gymnastics Culture - An Honest Discussion About Mistakes and Uncomfortable Conversations

Not going to dance around it, the topic of changing gymnastics training culture is by far the 'elephant in the room' that most people are dealing with. Due to a variety of different reasons, many people are becoming more aware of the need to…
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Full Gymnastics Hip and Shoulder Flexibility Lecture Now Available

Safely improving hip and shoulder flexibility in gymnasts to get new skills or better scores is one of the most common questions I get. It can be one of the most confusing things for gymnastics coaches and medical providers to tackle, especially…