Fixing Bridges and Preventing Back Pain – 5 Common Issues and How To Address Them

A good bridge is a fundamental part of gymnastics. Unfortunately, it is also a movement that gives coaches, healthcare providers, and athletes a lot of problems. Back pain with bridges and other hyper extension skills is a huge issue within gymnastics. There are many factors to what constitutes a good bridge

“Hip Flexor Tightness” in Gymnasts and The Most Common Error In Stretching

A topic that comes up frequently in my flexibility lectures and when treating gymnastics patients is hyper mobile athletes who feel “hip flexor tightness” or experience ongoing “hip flexor strains”. This issue plagues many gymnasts leading to reduced split mobility, sub optimal skill performance, and unfortunately serious injuries like symptomatic hip instability/labral tears. I think a big part

End Range Hip Strength Drills Without Lumbar Extension Stress

12 Jan No Comments Dave Coaches, Gymnasts/Athletes, Hip, Spine

I recently posted one of the most popular articles I’ve ever written, discussing my concern with certain aggressive passive end range hip stretching. I’ve received numerous comments and questions (mostly positive) about understanding the possible concern and seeking advice on more drills for developing leaps, jumps, hip extension power, shaping lines, and

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