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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…
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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…