Through CrossFit and many other fitness platforms, a lot of people are trying to pursue handstand and handstand push ups during training. Being a former gymnast and still being a coach, nothing makes me happier. However, many people are unfortunately jumping over some key steps. It many times leads to a visit in the
I got a lot of great feedback from the first installment of this series, which was related to a gymnast with recurring lower back pain following a healed stress fracture. I recently had another evaluation for a gymnast who started getting pretty intense ankle pain with high impact tumbling during training.
Why Are My Gymnasts Hip Flexors Still Tight? Video on Hip Mobility/Control Progressions, Reasons 6&7 (Pt 3)
Here is the last installment of the article series looking at gymnasts with ongoing anterior hip mobility restrictions. Last week in Part 2 I went over why core instability matters and the role of motor learning in maintaining hip mobility. The week before I offered Part 1 discussing protective guarding, breathing, and the autonomic nervous system.
Last week I put up Part 1 of this post, talking about some possible underlying drivers of chronic hip mobility issues in gymnasts. Although I narrowed in on hip flexors, the concepts apply to a lot of other regions in the body that seem to be constantly restricted. I talked about protective guarding from