Getting An Elite Gymnast's Hips More Flexible By Not Stretching (Part 1) – From Clinic To Practice #3

Get ready for an awesome case study. Last week I had a junior elite gymnast travel out to get an evaluation, and it turned out to be a fantastic 2 hour eval and treat. Both her and her mom were great, and after they gave me permission to write-up a case study

Live Lecture Clip on Preventing Shoulder Injuries and Developing Overhead Stability from Region 6 Congress

I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend lecturing and learning at the USAG Region 6 Congress. I had three lectures, one of which was a co-lecture related to maximizing a gymnast’s warm up with Brian Pickard of Gymfest Gymnastics. Another lecture I got a lot of positive feedback about was on

Overhead Mobility Problem or Overhead Control Problem?

Fully open shoulder angles during back handsprings, tumbling, and handstands during swinging events is crucial for great gymnastics. It helps achieve good lines aesthetically, but it also ensures power transfer for dynamic skills. In terms of injury, missing overhead shoulder motion can create local shoulder pain, may be a link with impact

Gymnastics rEvolution Google Hangout w/ Dr. Josh Eldridge

Dr. Josh Eldridge and I recently sat down to record a Google Hangout and chat about the information we will be covering in our upcoming Gymnastics rEvolution Seminars. We ran down our weekend schedule and shared some ideas related to coaching, training, healthcare concepts, and some other things we think people are

Follow Up To Gymnast with Shoulder Instability and Pain During Overshoots, Plus Shoulder Performance Drills

A few months ago I posted an article related to general hypermobility/instability causing shoulder pain in one of my level 9 gymnasts. I brought up some concepts that I think are very important related to flexibility training, dynamic stability, motor control, and the importance of technique in training. I’m happy to say that she is

Improving Overhead Mobility and Transferring It To Handstands : "Overhead Shoulder Performance Complex" Example

I had a great response from the post I put up a few weeks ago related to improving split mobility through one variation of the “Hip Performance Complex” I have been playing around with. I think this approach to changing movement and building it into skill performance can be really beneficial.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014: Celebrating Year 1 of The Hybrid Perspective!

It’s incredible to think that I have had the blog up and running for just over a year. Starting back from when I left National Congress in 2013 and launched the first post, I would have never imagined the site would take off like it has. I’ve had incredible opportunities come

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