Jessica O'Beirne of GymCastic and I Have an Epic Gymnastics Conversation

Over the last month, I have been working like crazy to get some awesome guests interviewed for The SHIFT Show. Recently, I sat down with  Jessica O'Beirne, who started the internationally famous GymCastic Podcast, to have quite a monster…

Boost Gymnastics Core Strength with These 3 "Must Do" Things

A strong, stable core is one of the absolute "must haves" in gymnastics. One reason is performance-based, as different events and the skills within those events require massive amounts of core strength.  Creating "stiffness" in body shapes…

Miss Val of UCLA Gymnastics On The Future of Gymnastics and Developing Student Athletes

I got a bit of a surprise for everyone! I'm really excited to share an interview I recently did with the legendary Valorie Kondos Field, or "Miss Val" as she more commonly referred to, who is the legendary head coach of UCLA Gymnastics. I'm…

Gymnastics Nutrition: Myths and Misunderstandings

In this episode, I sit down with Registered Dietician and Physician Dr. Jaimie Schehr To tackle all of the hard topics surrounding nutrition in the sport of gymnastics. We talk about many issues that are currently seen in the landscape of gymnastics,…

Gymnastics Strength and Conditioning: Traditional Methods Meets "New School" Science

This episode is a 2 hour long lecture I gave on pretty much all my current thoughts for the future of gymnastics strength and conditioning. I start by outlining how the values, habits, and culture that a gym has fosters motivation in young athletes.…

Essential Strategies for Gymnastics Coaching Success with Nick Ruddock

In the inaugural episode of The SHIFT Show, I talk with elite international gymnastics coach Nick Ruddock. We discuss a range of topics from specific gymnastics techniques needed for high performance, to physical preparation programs, to creating…
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A Brain Spill on Mechanical vs Neurological Effects in Physical Therapy (Part 1)

Background  I think one of the most controversial / debated topics in the current Physical Therapy scene is whether mechanical vs neurological mechanisms drive effects seen for both manual therapy and exercise (spoiler alert it's probably…
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Our New Warm Up With Video Walk Through (Part 1)

One of the most common topics I get asked about is what I have our girls team do for a warm up. Many people have heard me talk about my newer ideas for flexibility, and wonder how they practically show sup in training. The warm up is one big…

2016 Travel and Speaking Schedule

A lot of people have been contacting me asking about my upcoming speaking schedule. May, June, and July are typically pretty nuts for me with traveling, so I wanted to have it all in one spot for anyone interested. Here is how things are looking…
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Rehab Tips For Clinicians To Treat Gymnasts with Extension Based LBP - Part 2: Subacute Phase

In Part 1 of this article series I went over some basics around managing the acute phase, and the importance of figuring out issues above and below the area with pain. I also mentioned some educational, manual therapy, and basic exercises I…