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Advice For Gymnastics During COVID-19

Hey everyone, I hope you are doing okay hanging in during COVID-19! These are proving to be crazy times for sure. Lots of people have uncertainties and are (rightfully so) worried about everything going on. Specifically in the gymnastics…
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The Ultimate Guide to Gymnastics Strength

Introduction First off, brace yourself because this is a monster of an article. After I released an extremely popular article on The Ultimate Guide to Gymnastics Flexibility (find it here) I had a lot of requests for a similar one on Gymnastics…
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The Top 10 SHIFT Show Podcasts To Binge During COVID-19

As I have been starting all of my recent blogs, I first hope you are safe, well, and are managing your mental wellness during these crazy Coronavirus times. I've been doing my best to provide people with tools and education during this time.…

New Free Lecture On Gymnastics Year Planning and Periodization: Peaking At The Right Time and How To Program Workouts

Again, I first hope everyone is healthy, safe, and doing well during COVID-19. Bluntly put, I have put ALL of my projects for the next few months on hold and I am devoting 100% of my SHIFT efforts to help the gymnastics community in this scary…

Coronavirus Update and Dr. Bill Sands New Interview

Hey everyone! First off, I hope you are safe and healthy amongst this COVID-19 chaos. We are in very hard times. Most if not all gyms will be closed in the next month, and USAG just announced that the rest of the competitive season has been…

Free 6 Day Gymnastics Strength, Flexibility and Cardio Program for Coronavirus

Hey everyone. First off, I hope you are healthy, safe, and doing your best to take are of your mental health with the craziness of the coronavirus changing our lives so quick. I'll keep this very short and to the point. I know the gymnastics…
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The Hard Conversations Gymnastics Needs To Have

I'm so excited to get an absolute must hear interview up today about hard, but necessary, conversation with parents, gymnasts, and coaches. Last month, I wrote a very popular article, "7 Tips for Dealing with Stubborn Gymnastics Coaches, Parents,…

Professor Jill Cook on Achilles Tendon Injuries, Achilles Tear Risk Factors, Risk Reduction

Today I'm so fortunate to share an amazing interview I did with Professor Jill Cook. She is one of the world-leading experts in tendon injuries, among many other great accomplishments. I have followed Jill's work for the last decade, which has…
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Combatting Achilles Tears in NCAA Gymnastics (Part 1)

Introduction Achilles injuries, and more specifically Achilles tendon ruptures, have come to light as a massive problem in NCAA gymnastics. They exist on the men's side, but are clearly a bigger issue within the women's artistic world. Although…
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7 Tips for Dealing with Stubborn Gymnastics Coaches, Parents, and Gym Owners Who Refuse To Change

One of the most common questions I’ve been getting via direct message and email is some variant is this: “What should I do if a coach / a parent / my gym owner refuses to change? They are so stubborn and can't see they are the problem.…