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

A New Gymnastics Data Injury Website From Dr. Bill Sands, Help Spread The Word!

For anyone in the gymnastics world that doesn’t know Dr. Bill Sands, I would highly suggest checking out the work he has done. Dr. Sands is a leading expert in the field of exercise physiology, biomechanics, recovery, and has had a huge hand in the realm of gymnastics injuries. If

3 Reasons Why A Gradual Return To Gymnastics Following Injury Is Key: Pain Science, Tissue Adaptation, and Psychology

I’ve been working on this piece for a while, trying to put together the different thoughts that have been buzzing in my brain for the last few years. Although I’m optimistic we can make a big dent in gymnastics injuries, unfortunately it is likely an inevitable part of gymnastics. Following the

5 Reasons Why I Don't Push My Gymnasts Down During Splits – Part 1

Bet that title caught your eye as you were browsing. Well it’s true, safe to say I haven’t really pushed anyone down during splits or much of any flexibility for quite some time now. I had plenty of memories as a gymnast standing up after being pushed down in”flexibility circuits”, only to

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