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The Gymnastics Parents Episode - Handling Conflicts, Realistic Expectations, and Setting Boundaries

Gymnastics parents and gymnastics coaches are one of the most essential relationships that occur in our sport. Without great relationships, regular communication, and the ability to troubleshoot problems together, things can go sideways quick. That…
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The Food and Body Image Talk Gymnasts and Coaches Must Hear with Christina Anderson, RDN

In gymnastics, misguided nutrition advice, body image insecurities, underfueling, and negative mental health are still massive problems that gymnasts face. It doesn't matter the level, discipline, or age of athletes when it comes to this…
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Building Gymnastics Skill Basics & Drills, Motivating Athletes, and High Performing Cultures with Brett Wargo

Brett Wargo is a well known, high-level gymnastics coach who has not only been a positive voice in the gymnastics community. In his current role at Ascend Gymnastics, they are a great positive example for the world of gymnastics. Although…
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Changing “Unspoken Rules” in Gymnastics Culture with Natalie Barker-Rutchi

Gymnastics culture has "unspoken rules" and norms that have developed slowly in the last 30 years. There are some that are very beneficial. Like always help new coaches learn or using drills for skills due to danger. Unfortunately, there…
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Aaron Horschig of Squat University on Boosting Sports Performance and The Future of Sports Rehabilitation

Aaron Horschig of Squat University is one of the most widely known Sports Physical Therapist and Strength and Conditioning coach combination. Aaron's unique background in weight lifting combined with his very progressive and science-based…
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How Coaching Styles Impact Athlete Performance and Health

Different coaching styles have a direct result on the physical and mental health of athletes they coach. This has always been known in the sports community, but there have been some interesting papers (such as this one BJSM 2017) that try…
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Jennifer Sey of the Athlete A Film Discusses What Needs To Change in Gymnastics

The Athlete A documentary, produced by Jennifer Sey and others, was a ground breaking film for not only gymnastics but the entire world of youth sports. The film highlights the massive atrocities that lead to hundreds of young gymnasts being…
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How To Train Harder and Smarter Using Workloads with Tim Gabbett and Scott Willgress

Many people in gymnastics (and all sports) are asking the same question - how do we train harder and boost performance without risking injury? It's a really good question. But, a really complicated one. There has been a massive surge in…
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The 15 Books I Would Buy First If I Was A New PT/AT/Chiro Graduate Again

I've been getting a ton of messages from soon to be / new graduates asking for advice. Mostly Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and Chiropractic students. I'm super flattered by this. I'm also happy to offer some guidance or insight. The…
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Gymnast Alliance and A Call For Change with Jennifer Pinches and Claire Heafford

The Gymnastics Alliance movement has taken the world by storm following the release of Athlete A on Netflix. Started by Olympian Jennifer Pinches, it has caused a massive ripple effect in the last 6 months. The film produced by Jennifer Sey…