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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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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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An Essential Hip Strength Exercise All Gymnasts Need - Weighted Single Leg Hip Lifts

During the months of June and July, most gyms are going pretty hard on new strength programs to build strength and power needed for new skills. I'm in the same boat, doing quite a bit of progressive strength work in the gym and also with all…
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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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Mobility Exercise's To Boost Shoulder Health In Male Gymnasts (Part 1)

Although I do spend more time in women's gymnastics, I want to start offering more information to help take care of the male gymnasts out there. Growing up and training, I had my fair share of injuries and wished that I had some ways to proactively…
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Gym Quick Tips: Cue Your Gymnast's Core with The Moving Fulcrum Conditioning Drill

As many people who follow my blog may know, I have written about my concerns with doing high volume dynamic arch up type conditioning with gymnasts. This includes lots of arch ups/superman's, uppers, lowers, weighted arching, and so on. Although…
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Video Quick Tip #2: A Gymnast's "Shoulder Flexibility" Has Much More To It Than Just The Shoulder

The info and video in this post came about because I'm in the process of putting together a really cool 4 part article series about shoulder pain in gymnasts. I think it would be helpful for all coaches/gymnasts to approach training with their…
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Is Arch Up Type Conditioning Contributing To Back Pain In Gymnasts?

I did them growing up..arch ups, uppers, lowers, back extensions hanging over blocks, you name it. As a coach, I also had a lot of my girls do it just going on what I learned. Stuart McGill's work has been out for some time now, and based off…

Combating Achilles Tears In Gymnastics (Pt II): Pre-Hab Techniques and How To Help Possibly Reduce Injury

Last week in Part I of this post I outlined my thoughts on what some contributing factors may be to a gymnast suffering  an Achilles tear. I talked about some of the aspects related to the forces of gymnastics, biomechanical problems a gymnast…

Combating Achilles Tears In Gymnastics (Pt I): Investigating Possible Contributing Factors

The high rate of Achilles tears in gymnastics is something that has always blown my mind. As a gymnast going through high school and college, it seemed that every few months I heard about someone else loosing their season because they ruptured…