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Helping Gymnasts With Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health Struggles ft. Dr. Marcia Faustin, MD

Today I believe we have one of the most important podcasts produced by Shift, a discussion with Dr. Marcia Faustin about athletes' mental health.    ⚠️ Trigger Warning ⚠️ In this episode, we discuss heavy content around…
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What Coaches Need To Know About Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most important, but most complex topics for gymnastics coaches, parents, and athletes to understand. While we don't think that coaches/parents should be expert nutritionists (they should work with professionals) it…
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Hip Injuries in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

Hip pain is extremely common in gymnasts. Despite the research saying that only 3.1-5.7% of all injuries in gymnastics occur in the hip, the reality is that it is much more common. Injuries like hamstring growth plate inflammation (ischial apophysitis),…
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Exactly How To Improve Shoulder Mobility

Today I am very excited to bring to you a second episode I did as a guest, on my good friend Chad Vaughn's phenomenal podcast; The Barbell Mobility Podcast.  Chad is a two-time Olympic weightlifter, now a phenomenal Olympic weightlifting…
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Beam Mental Blocks, Drills, and NCAA Culture with Carly Dockendorf of Utah Gymnastics

Today on the podcast I'm extremely excited to talk with Carly Dockendorf, Utah’s assistant coach and beam specialist. Carly originally from Canada was a gymnast herself and part of the Canadian National Team.  As a gymnast, she struggled…
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Severs Disease, OsGood Schlatters, Shin Splints, and Running/Impact Related Injuries with Kevin Coughlin, DPT

Today on the podcast is Kevin Coughlin DPT, ACSM-CPT, C-PS, a Performance Physical Therapist and expert in running-related injuries.  Kevin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is…
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Maximizing Xcel Practices, Best Core Exercises, and Gymnast Lifting Weights with Christina Meyers

Today on the podcast is a phenomenal discussion I had with Christina Myers, a gymnastic and strength and conditioning coach who works with Xcel groups.   Christina has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Nutrition and a Masters…
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Free Beam Drill and Lesson Planning PDF!

One of the hardest things for gymnastics coaches to do is have a clear, laser-focused practice plan. There are so many great drills, exercises, and circuits we want to use from online or clinics. But, often times we are stuck with 30 minutes,…
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A Step by Step Guide to Improving Flexibility

Today I am very excited to bring to you an episode that I did as a guest, on my good friend Chad Vaughn's phenomenal new podcast; The Barbell Mobility Podcast.  Chad is a two-time Olympic weightlifter, now a phenomenal Olympic weight lifting…
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Maile Okeefe on Her Elite Gymnastics Career, Utah, and NCAA Growth

Today on the podcast is 2 time NCAA champion and achieving a perfect 10 score not once but 4 times, Maile O’Keefe. Former International Elite gymnast from Salcianu Elite Academy of Gymnastics, Malie had phenomenal success at National and…