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A Guide To Navigating Puberty In Gymnastics With Dr. Ellen Casey and Nick Ruddock

For gymnasts, growth and puberty phases ( ages 8-14 of puberty in particular) are some of the most challenging to navigate. For gymnasts, parents, coaches, and medical staff, there are many problems that come up. These can range from frustration…
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Advice Men's Gymnastics Needs To Hear With Paul Sargysan

I'm so excited to share this episode with Paul Sargysan today, who is one of the most successful up and coming men's coaches in the United States. I met Paul in 2018 when doing some work with the Junior National Team, and after just a few short…
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Discussing A New Model of Gymnastics Part 4 - Planning The Competitive Year

This lecture series has produced an enormous amount of conversation and positive feedback! I'm grateful that people value my opinions, and it has been awesome to hear everyone's constructive criticism. If you haven't been following along, …
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Discussing A New Model of Gymnastics Part 3 - Micro Principles

This lecture series has been getting some serious downloads and sparking discussions, which is great to see! Like I said in Part 1, I definitely do not have the golden answers. But I do think some of these principles are really important for…
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Saving Men's NCAA Gymnastics Roundtable Discussion

It's heartbreaking to see the sport of men's gymnastics continue to take a hit as we roll through the Pandemic. Over the last 10 years men's collegiate programs have sadly been dropping off, but in the last few months Minnesota, Iowa, and William…
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My Mental Health Journey and Advice All New Grads Need To Hear

Anyone who has followed me and SHIFT knows that I've had quite the roller coaster with my career, work-life, and personal life. Everyone goes through these crazy hurdles life throws at us. I think it's important that people share their stories,…
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Inside Michigan Women's Gymnastics Strength Program with Lew Porchiazzo

This is going to be a massively valuable podcast for anyone in gymnastics. Specifically, those looking to get gymnasts stronger, more powerful, and more resilient against injury. Lew Porchiazzo is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach…
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Chellsie Memmel Discusses Her Elite Comeback, Lessons Learned, and Positive Coaching Techniques

I'm SO excited to finally be able to share this with everyone! The news of Chellsie Memmel's come back has been one of the most exciting things for anyone in gymnastics to watch. She has been documenting her journey on her YouTube channel,…
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Coaching For High Level Gymnastics Without Sacrificing Health

I will state right from the beginning, that this podcast was recorded well before Athlete A and the Gymnastics Alliance movement started. But, it could not have come out at a better time. Everyone in gymnastics is grappling with the same question "How…
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Courtney McGregor Discusses Gymnastics Culture Change, Elite/NCAA Career, and Achilles Injuries

I'm was super grateful to be able to sit down and chat with elite, NCAA, and Olympic gymnast Courtney McGregor. Courtney has had an insane career of accomplishments and has spent the last 10 years training and competing at the highest level…