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Tom Meadows on Developing Elite Male Gymnasts and His Best Coaching Advice

Really excited to share some amazing content with everyone today! I was able to sit down and chat with one of the most highly respected coaches here in the US, Tom Meadows of Cypress Academy. Tom has one of the most impressive journeys in gymnastics,…
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New Podcast! Q&A - Landing Form vs Skill Form, Shoulder Injuries During Releases, and Doing Adult Gymnastics Safely

Really excited for the first ever Question and Answer Episode of The SHIFT Show! The episodes are going to alternate between longer-form content and shorter form Q&A. People can ask anything they want on gymnastics topics like flexibility,…
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The "Why, What, and How" for Soft Tissue Care in Gymnasts

The concept of soft tissue care has absolutely blown up in the last few years for all sports, but even more so gymnastics. Foam rolling, lacrosse ball work, stick massages, and other tools are being seen all across practice and competition floors…
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Download My New Gymnastics Pre-Hab For Free

Hey everyone! I'm not going to lie, I'm super excited that this blog post and resource is finally ready to release to the public. I think pre-hab is one of the most important, yet confusing, areas of gymnastics. Talk about information overload…
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Band "U" with Overhead Press for Upper Back Strength

I know the last few weeks on the blog have been pretty dense, and more on the advice side than actual training tips. To bring things back, today I wanted to share a very short post on one of my favorite upper back strength exercises, the "U"…
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My Favorite 3D Hip Strength Exercise - Dynamic Side Plank Clamshells

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and New Year! Today I wanted to talk briefly about one of my favorite exercises I have started use a lot: the dynamic side plank clamshell. This is a combination of a few exercises, aimed to recruit certain…
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Why I Have Gymnasts Track Sleep, Fatigue, and Soreness Every Day

Click Below to Download Free Tracking Sheets  2017 Tracking Sheets Wildcats One of the most helpful things I have started doing with our gymnasts is basic daily tracking and monitoring. By this, I mean having our competitive gymnastics team…
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10 Quick Tips - Reducing Injury Risk During Gymnastics Season

I'm really excited to be getting back into writing more content in the next few months. I asked a lot of readers what was the most helpful, and one thing they mentioned was "Quick Tip" type blog posts. People seem to really like being able…
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3 Easy Breathing Drills to Correct Over Arched Back Positions

I work with a lot of athletes struggling to correct very overextended lower back and anterior tilted pelvis positions. In itself, I really don't think a little bit of overextension and forward hip position is a huge deal. However, when it becomes…
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Why Do So Many Gymnasts Struggle with Rib Flaring During Skills? 5 Reasons Why and How to Help

There are a few issues in gymnastics that I think every coach, athlete, and parent recognizing as a problem. One of the most common is the concept of rib flaring. This refers to a shape that has an over-arched lower back, and usually comes…