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How Much is Too Much in Gymnastics? How Chronic Stress Impacts Young Athletes

Today on the blog I'm really excited to get out a new lecture that has been in the works for a while. It is one that I feel is the msot central topic currently facing gymnastics - how much is too much for young gymnasts? This podcast is from…
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Build Explosive Jumping Power With These 3 Leg Exercise Progressions

I just wanted to put out a quick blog post for people who are looking to build leg power in the athletes they work with. Following a few strength building blocks (gaining general strength first is essential to increase power), there are some…
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Gymnasts Who Lift Weights and Have Off Seasons - How to Build "New School" Gymnastics Strength Programs

I'm incredibly excited to get this blog post and free lecture out to the gymnastics world. While I fully understand the need to use traditional gymnastics specific physical preparation programs, I firmly believe that a more hybrid approach…
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3 Drills to Reduce Rib Flaring in Athletes

There are tons of reasons why an athlete may show a dramatic rib flare during many skills, whether in sports or during strength and conditioning. In a post I wrote a few months ago, I went pretty in-depth about what reasons could lead to somebody…
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Sideplank Clam/Reverse Clam for Hip Strength - Video Quick Tip

I'm a huge fan of using doublets or triplets in our strength program to sneak in some much needed, but often overlooked, hip exercises for the smaller stabilizer muscles. They are so important for both injury prevention and optimal hip performance…
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Slider Tuck Throughs : Video Quick Tip!

This week I wanted to share a quick post one of my favorite shaping based strength exercises. It is by no means new, as sliders and these types of exercises have been around forever. Slider Tuck Through variations are something I have put into…
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Increase Leg Power and Safety with Reactive Depth Jumps

After posting a very popular article on 5 of my favorite lower body power exercises, I had a lot of people contact me asking if I could break down a few exercises further. Today, I wanted to share an exercise I think needs to be a staple in…
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Video Quick Tip! Medball V Up Passes

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite new core exercises that I have been using a lot. I originally saw a version of this from the strength coaches I work with at Champion, and tweaked it a little bit for our gymnastics team. Check out…
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5 Leg Exercises to Build Explosive Power for Gymnastics

Explosive lower body power and the ability to dissipate high force are both crucial factors for gymnastics success.  On the women's side, 3 of the events are primarily leg driven with substantial benefit given to those athletes that express and…
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5 Non Traditional Core Exercises Every Gymnast Should Use

Every gymnast, gymnastics coach, strength coach, and medical provider knows that appropriate core development is essential for success and reduced injury in gymnastics. There are hundreds of gymnastics specific core strength exercises to pick…