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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…

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…

When Fear and Culture Get In The Way of Fueling The Gymnast

Nutrition is by far one of the most important areas of gymnastics to make sure athletes are fueled, safe, and getting the most out of their training. As I have said before, this is not my area of expertise and I regularly defer to others to…
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Phase 3 of My Free 6 Day Gymnastics Home Program Now Available

I hope everyone is doing well and is safe during COVID19! We are unfortunately still looking at another good chunk of time before we are back to full gymnastics training. So, as promised I will keep putting out home workouts for gymnasts…
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Exactly How I Get Gymnasts Back to Handstands After Elbow Injury

First, I hope you are doing well during the ongoing coronavirus madness! My best wishes go out to you and your friends/family. In thinking about the gymnastics medical side of things, one of the most common questions I get about working with…
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How Do We Safely Return To Gymnastics After COVID19? 7 Pieces of Advice

Hey all, I hope you are safe, healthy, and doing the best you can during the ongoing coronavirus craziness. My thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by the virus. Whether that be health-wise, personally, mentally, or financially,…

5 "Must Hit" Milestones For Gymnastics Shoulder Rehabilitation

The rates of shoulder injuries, especially on the men's side, are staggeringly high in our sport. A systematic review from Thomas in 2019 showed that shoulder injuries can be up to 42.8% and 30.8% of all injuries for male and female gymnasts,…
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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 7 Most Common Handstand Problems and How to Fix Them

I've been meaning to write this article for a long time, as it's one of the most common issues I get questions about. Despite so many high-level athletes making them look easy, handstands are actually a super complicated skill with many moving…