5 Non Traditional Core Exercises Every Gymnast Should Use

Every gymnast, gymnastics coach, strength coach, and medical provider knows that appropriate core development is essential for success and reduced injury in gymnastics. There are hundreds of gymnastics specific core strength exercises to pick from (presses/stalders, L holds, leg lifts, planks, arch/hollow rocks, etc), many of which need to be done on

Guest Post By Rupert Egan: Gymnastics Periodization To Maximize Performance (Part 1)

Today I’m super excited to start a guest post series from my friend Rupert Egan. I originally starting talking with Rupert last year regarding strength and conditioning concepts for gymnasts. I recently had the chance to spend a week with him talking shop at Power Monkey Camp. Rupert was a collegiate gymnast at William &

One of My Favorite Gymnastics Glute Exercises: Elevated Single Leg Hip Lift

I wanted to quickly share one of my favorite glute/hip strengthening drills that we use with our girls frequently. Proper glute work and using the hips during skills is huge for hip/lower back health, as well as optimal performance. I have it as part of our daily pre-warm up RAMP program,

Gym Quick Tips: 1/2 Kneeling Palov Presses for Hip Mobility/Rotary Stability

The 1/2 kneeling palov press out is something I put in our girls strength and conditioning programs a ton because it’s a great “bang for your buck” exercise. When done properly it can help promote anterior hip mobility, a proper core position, and address the commonly overlooked rotary stability component

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