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Gymnasts Who Lift Weights and Have Off Seasons - How to Build "New School" Gymnastics Strength Programs

I'm incredibly excited to get this blog post and free lecture out to the gymnastics world. While I fully understand the need to use traditional gymnastics specific physical preparation programs, I firmly believe that a more hybrid approach…
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Free Access To All Of My Gymnastics Book Chapters Now Available

6 Months ago I released a pretty big e-book called "Changing Gymnastics Culture: Lessons, Reflections, and Visions for the Future".  It was 450 pages and 16 chapters, and in an effort to help the gymnastics world that is/was in quite a rough…
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SHIFT's New 200+ Free Gymnastics Video Database Is Now Available On Youtube!

Got another big announcement this week! Over the last 6 months, I filmed an insane amount of gymnastics exercise videos for my favorite strength, power, flexibility, and injury prevention exercises. I did this because people contact me all…
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Download My New Gymnastics Pre-Hab For Free

Hey everyone! I'm not going to lie, I'm super excited that this blog post and resource is finally ready to release to the public. I think pre-hab is one of the most important, yet confusing, areas of gymnastics. Talk about information overload…
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An Essential Hip Strength Exercise All Gymnasts Need - Weighted Single Leg Hip Lifts

During the months of June and July, most gyms are going pretty hard on new strength programs to build strength and power needed for new skills. I'm in the same boat, doing quite a bit of progressive strength work in the gym and also with all…
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Changing Gymnastics Culture : It's Time to Have Some Really Hard Conversations

Before I dive into the background and why I wrote this book, if you are just looking for the download form you can find it here. As I will explain, it is 100% free and I am only asking for email/name verification in an effort to maintain website…
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Needle Walk Ins to Improve Back Leg Split Flexibility, Leaps, and Jumps

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year!   Readers have really seemed to enjoy some more "quick tip" posts with easy to use drills in practice, so I wanted to share another one of my go to's today. All gymnasts tend to struggle…
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My Favorite 3D Hip Strength Exercise - Dynamic Side Plank Clamshells

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and New Year! Today I wanted to talk briefly about one of my favorite exercises I have started use a lot: the dynamic side plank clamshell. This is a combination of a few exercises, aimed to recruit certain…
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Physical Preperation Must Haves for Gymnasts - A "10 Quick Tips" Guest Post by Nick Ruddock

Today, I'm excited to bring you Part 2 of the guest post series from my good friend Nick Ruddock. In his last guest post, Nick went over some fantastic points about preventing a toxic gymnastics training culture, and instead turning it into…
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Video Quick Tip! Tall Kneeling Medball Transitional Slams

Last year I wrote a blog post on some common medicine ball exercises I use for both the gymnasts I coach and the gymnasts I treat for rehabilitation at Champion. These included med ball slams, seated overhead throws, and rotational throws. I…