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 national team coach and has worked extensively on the elite/Olympic level
For most gymnasts across both high school and college levels, the season has come to a close or is almost at a close (with nationals being this weekend). For the YMCA side of things, regionals and nationals are quickly approaching. Elite is slightly different with the longer season and the Olympic year upon us,
3 Thoughts To A Key Article – "Women’s Worlds Team Defying The Norm: Is Sixteen No Longer The Peak?"
For some reason my reading has taken me a lot into the concepts of movement variability, the role of coordinative and elemental variability, and how this all plays into in skill performance. I’ve always been curious about how athletes like gymnasts learn and perform such highly complex skills. Closely related to this, it’s also