Exactly How I Plan Gymnastics Practices and Training Using Periodization

Trying to plan practices, weeks of training, and also squeeze everything into training hours is one of the most overwhelming things for coaches, medical providers, and strength coaches. If there isn't a systematic process to planning and implementation,…

Helping with Common Gymnastics Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Injuries

Last week in part 1 of this blog/podcast series, I talked about some common issues surrounding the lower body and hip, knee, and ankle injuries in gymnastics. In this follow up part 2, I will be chatting on the upper body. More specifically,…

Must Know Tips for Building Gymnastics Strength Programs In the Offseason

The sport of gymnastics is changing quite a bit, with our approach to Physical Preparation or Strength and Conditioning, being one of the largest overhauls going on. There are a few reasons for this, but the biggest causes in my mind are …
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Download My New Return to Sport Protocols for Back Pain in Gymnasts

Without a doubt, one of the hardest and most confusing things for everyone in artistic gymnastics is how to return a gymnast to training safely following a back injury. Issues ranging from simple muscle strains all the way to more complicated…

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…