Assessing and Fixing The Dreaded “Pike Arch” Handstand: 6 Issues To Consider

The very commonly seen “pike arch” and rib flared handstand is something many gymnastics coaches and athletes are frustrated by. Although to the average person it may not seem like a big issue, in reality to the trained coach or medical provider it is known to be a something that

Video Quick Tip: Single Leg Medball Tosses

One of the most common areas I see gymnastics overlook is reactive balance control work, especially in the frontal plane. During strength programs, we usually are good a programing larger muscle groups and even preparing for power/speed. We often time overlook how huge reactive balance work is for both performance

5 Common Misunderstandings About My Work In Gymnastics

Over the last year I have been teaching, writing, learning, sharing blogs, and talking more with a lot of people in the gymnastics world. I try my best to be very transparent with people who follow my work, explaining as much as I can and offering all of the resources/literature that fuel my

5 Minute Hip Mobility Warm Up

13 Jul 4 Comments Dave Hip, Integrated Pre-Hab ,

I recently put together a series of hip mobility drills for an Olympic Weightlifter friend of mine. I’m personally a big fan of making a warm up as active and dynamic as possible, rather than just simply resting passively in stretching positions. This is so we can help ramp up the

Gymnastics rEvolution Google Hangout w/ Dr. Josh Eldridge

Dr. Josh Eldridge and I recently sat down to record a Google Hangout and chat about the information we will be covering in our upcoming Gymnastics rEvolution Seminars. We ran down our weekend schedule and shared some ideas related to coaching, training, healthcare concepts, and some other things we think people are

Follow Up To Gymnast with Shoulder Instability and Pain During Overshoots, Plus Shoulder Performance Drills

A few months ago I posted an article related to general hypermobility/instability causing shoulder pain in one of my level 9 gymnasts. I brought up some concepts that I think are very important related to flexibility training, dynamic stability, motor control, and the importance of technique in training. I’m happy to say that she is

Thoughts on Why To Use The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) In Gymnastics

A few months back, an article came out in Technique magazine about the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and it’s concepts. I think it was a great introduction, but I have been meaning to pitch in my two cents on why I feel using the FMS is important for gymnastics. In short, the FMS is a

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