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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…
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How to Fail Like a Professional [Part 4 - Coaches ]

Today, I will wrap up the really awesome collaborative blog post series. In case you missed Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, be sure to check those out. Today things will end with some of the best coaches that I know. As I mentioned, many of them…
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How to Fail Like a Professional [ Part 3 - Athletes]

This is Part 3 of this epic collaboration blog post on dealing with failure. In the first post (find it here) I talked about how I handled getting kicked out of Physical Therapy school in my last semester. In Part 2, I asked Mike Reinold, Lenny…
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How to Fail Like a Professional [ Part 2 - Medical and Rehab ]

Last week in Part 1 of this blog post,  I told readers about one of the biggest failures I've had to endure in my life: getting kicked out of Physical Therapy school in my last doctoral semester. I told the story, offered the approach that…
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I Got Kicked out of Physical Therapy School in My Last Semester, and it Ended Up Being the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.

That my friends, is a true statement. I have told very few people this until now, but I was actually kicked out of my graduate Physical Therapy program in the last possible semester, after 6 1/2 years of work and $230,000 of financial investment…
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Does Positive or Negative Coaching Style Increase Injury Risk in Athletes?

Today I wanted to quickly touch on a really interesting article I read last month. In The British Journal of Sports Medicine, a paper titled "Is there a correlation between coaches leadership style and injuries in elite football teams?" looked…
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Turning Toxic Gym Environments to World Class Cultures - A "10 Quick Tips" Guest Post by Nick Ruddock

Today, I'm incredibly excited to be featuring a long-awaited guest post from my good friend Nick Ruddock. In my 20 years of gymnastics, I've been fortunate to witness some of the most incredible examples of world-class training environments.…
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8 Important Gymnastics Training Take Aways from the U.K. Physical Preparation Masterclass

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of joining Nick Ruddock of Nick Ruddock Gymnastics in the United Kingdom to guest speak at his Physical Preparation Masterclass. For those that are not familiar, Nick was the former Great Britan junior…
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The #1 Cause of Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Gymnastics, and How To Help

Every year I get a huge influx in emails from coaches and parents regarding their gymnasts having large spikes in overuse injury rates and burnout. They also report a lot of fatigue in their gymnasts, saying that despite their best efforts the…
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My Worst and Best of 2016

Right around this time of the year, many people look back on the last 12 months and share their best of the best content. I wanted to take a different spin on my yearly post of this nature. For one, rather than share blog posts I wanted to…