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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…
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The Future of Gymnastics Strength Training and Overcoming Cultural Barriers with Ann Marie Alf

Gymnastics strength and conditioning is changing faster than ever before, which is amazing to see. Cultural barriers around gymnasts lifting weights, using mixed models of gymnastics specific and general strength work, and more science based…
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How Gymnastics Can Build a New Path Forward for Culture and Training

With gymnastics changing so fast, we are seeing massive new discussions on training techniques, cultural practices, the ongoing scandals, and how to have some hard conversations. In the last 6 months, I have been getting asked by a lot of…
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Advice Every Gymnastics Coach Needs to Hear on Flexibility, Gymnasts Retiring, and Managing Goals

Gymnastics coaches frequently contact me with questions on a range of topics related to flexibility, strength, culture development, injuries, and much more. Recently, as part of a give away for launching our brand new Hero Lab and SHIFT HQ…
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An Honest Talk About Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Mental Health in Gymnastics With Luke Carson

Mental health issues in gymnastics like depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and others are some of the most important, yet least discussed, topics in our sport. Between the perfectionism, unhealthy comparisons, constant critiquing that occurs…
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Aimee Boorman on Coaching Simone Biles and Offers Must Hear Advice for Gymnastics Culture Change

This is the 100th episode of The SHIFT Show and the podcast! And yes I have a HUGE surprise, Aimee Boorman is today's guest :) First, a huge thank you to everyone who has been listening and helped the podcast grow over the last two years. It…

My Favorite Glute Exercises For Gymnastics Hip Rehabilitation

Glute strength following hip injuries in gymnasts is essential. Along with the rest of the lower extremity musculature, the glutes help buffer extremely high impact forces going through the hip joint. Not to mention, they are essential to maintain…

5 Must Use Plyometric Exercises for Gymnastics Knee and Ankle Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation for gymnasts with hip, knee, and ankle injuries can be extremely complex, and often frustrating. Research shows that up to 71% of gymnastics injuries occur in these body parts. Although it's mind-boggling to consider, it's…
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"That's The Way We've Always Done It" - 7 Dangerous Words in Gymnastics

With so much happening in our sport, many people have been asking "why has it taken so long to change?" It's a good question. While there are thousands of great gymnastics professionals who are constantly learning, keeping a growth mindset,…
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Building Gymnastics Power and Speed with Ellie Black's Strength Coach, Scott Willgress

It's no secret that I'm a massive fan of Ellie Black, particularly her approach to strength and conditioning programs. She regularly uses external loading, weights, and "non gymnastics' type strength programming to compliment what she does…