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The Ultimate Guide to Gymnastics Strength

Introduction First off, brace yourself because this is a monster of an article. After I released an extremely popular article on The Ultimate Guide to Gymnastics Flexibility (find it here) I had a lot of requests for a similar one on Gymnastics…

New Free Lecture On Gymnastics Year Planning and Periodization: Peaking At The Right Time and How To Program Workouts

Again, I first hope everyone is healthy, safe, and doing well during COVID-19. Bluntly put, I have put ALL of my projects for the next few months on hold and I am devoting 100% of my SHIFT efforts to help the gymnastics community in this scary…
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Combatting Achilles Tears in NCAA Gymnastics (Part 1)

Introduction Achilles injuries, and more specifically Achilles tendon ruptures, have come to light as a massive problem in NCAA gymnastics. They exist on the men's side, but are clearly a bigger issue within the women's artistic world. Although…
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Mark Williams on World Championships, USA Gymnastics, and Creating Coaching Success

Anyone who is familiar with men's gymnastics knows that Mark Williams, Head Coach of Oklahoma University Men's Program and 2016 Olympic Head Coach, has quite a list of accolades behind him. Mark has not only made the journey from coaching…
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Steve Gluckstein Shares How Weightlifting Can Help Gymnasts and The Benefits of Trampoline

Really excited for this today! My good buddy and former Olympic Trampoline athlete for Team USA Steve Gluckstein was gracious enough to join me for a long podcast chat. Anyone who has followed Steve's journey knows that he is a big advocate…
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Nick Ruddock's Best Uneven Bar Strategies For High Level Skills and Long Term Health

Brace yourself everybody, because today we have an absolutely epic episode of the podcast. Many people have been asking me get someone on who has a special expertise in uneven bars,  due to how frustrating of and event it can be to teach new…

3 Ways to Reducing Knee and Ankle Injury Risk By Building Impact Volume in Preseason

It's been a few months since I have put together some brand new blog content. I have been brainstorming on some ideas, and also found some useful concepts in the gym, so I wanted to get back into the swing of things with regularly published…
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Jon Horton on Men's Gymnastics Development and Building Athlete's Long Term

Really pumped to have someone on the podcast who can speak to the men's gymnastics side of the sport. Jon Horton has quite the epic accolade list. He is a multiple time Olympian for Team USA (winning a silver medal on high bar), is an alumni…

Preventing ACL Tears in Gymnastics and Combating Overuse Injuries

It's scary to see how many gymnasts are struggling with major knee injuries. These range from the more progressive overuse injuries such as growth plate injuries (Severs, Osgood Schlatters, Stress Fractures) or much scarier injuries that require…
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How to Increase Power in Gymnasts

Power is one of the most sought after athletic qualities in gymnastics. It's for good reason too, as the ability to express more power helps gymnasts run faster for vault or tumbling, helps them tumble higher, and also allows them to tap harder…