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Building Explosive Power in Gymnasts with Hybrid Strength Programs (Part 2)

Today on the podcast is part two of the lectures I was asked to present by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association, to all of the NCAA coaches on strength conditioning for gymnasts. Part two is focused on the exact weightlifting exercises…
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Building Explosive Power in Gymnasts with Hybrid Strength Programs (Part 1)

Today on the podcast I was asked by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association, to give lectures to all of the NCAA coaches on strength and conditioning for gymnasts. A blended model, which is gymnastic specific, rope climbs and handstands,…
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The Path Forward for Gymnastics Culture Toward Happier, Healthier Coaches and Gymnasts with Kim Shore

Today’s podcast is a great one, I sit down and have an incredible discussion with Kim Shore, who was part of Gymnastics Canada’s Safe Sport which I did a series of webinars for on gymnastics culture. We have talked a lot behind the scenes…
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Back Pain in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

Lower back pain is something so many gymnasts struggle with.  Depending on the research study you read, between 71% - 96.6% of all the injuries reported are to the lower back. Most literature puts lower back pain as the second or third most…
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Helping Parents & Coaches Navigate Competitive Gymnastics Together

Today on the podcast, I have some awesome information to help parents wrap their heads around competitive gymnastics. My good friend and crowd favorite Eva Shute Director of Gymnastics Operations and I sat down to address a frequent request…
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3 Key Gymnastics Topics Shoulder PreHab, Achilles Tears, and Strength Programs

Today in the podcast we are bringing you something very exciting, a little behind the scenes a peek at something we've been doing for the Shift community. I run an online group called The Hero Lab, in which we have a private discussion forum…
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Knee Injuries in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

In gymnasts, the knee joint has the highest rate of "severe" injuries. Unfortunately, this refers to injuries tending to cause the most tissue damage and pain when they occur. Many knee injuries also tend to create the most missed time from…
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Achilles Tears in NCAA Gymnastics - A Must Have Conversation

Today on the podcast, we had a little bit of an emergency shuffling of the podcasts as I felt this one really needed to go out.  Obviously, there is a huge issue with Achilles tears in NCAA women's gymnastics and this is a problem that has…
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Is There an Overtraining Problem in Gymnastics Culture?

Today on the podcast, is an interview I was asked to do with Temple Landry, who was an Elite Gymnast from Twin City Twisters in Minnesota and is heading to Stanford in a few years to compete.  She approached me with a project she is doing…
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Ankle and Foot Injuries in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

Ankle and foot injuries are one of the most common problems gymnasts face. Depending on the study you read, up to 50% of all lower-body injuries in gymnastics occur at the ankle and foot. When you look at the sport, it makes sense. It is full…