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Navy Men's Gymnastics on Competitive Success, Culture, and Making Sacrifices

I'm so excited to share a fantastic chat I had with Lucas Beltran and Christian Correale, as well as head coach Kip Simons, of Navy Men's Gymnastics.  I've always had an enormous amount of respect for anyone who serves in the military. But,…
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Advice to Parents and Gymnasts During COVID19 - 5 Key Focuses When Stuck At Home

As always, I want to start by saying I hope that you are safe, healthy, and doing well during COVID19! Along with questions from gymnastics coaches, I have been getting a ton of questions from parents and gymnasts concerned about how to maintain…
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Tom Meadow's Best Parallel Bar Drills, Skills, and Progressions for Peaches

Hello! I hope you are doing well and staying safe during the ongoing coronavirus situation. Today, I wanted to help people get their minds off things and offer an amazing podcast I recorded with Olympic Men's Gymnastics Coach, Tom Meadows.…
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Advice For Gymnastics During COVID-19

Hey everyone, I hope you are doing okay hanging in during COVID-19! These are proving to be crazy times for sure. Lots of people have uncertainties and are (rightfully so) worried about everything going on. Specifically in the gymnastics…
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The Top 10 SHIFT Show Podcasts To Binge During COVID-19

As I have been starting all of my recent blogs, I first hope you are safe, well, and are managing your mental wellness during these crazy Coronavirus times. I've been doing my best to provide people with tools and education during this time.…
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The Hard Conversations Gymnastics Needs To Have

I'm so excited to get an absolute must hear interview up today about hard, but necessary, conversation with parents, gymnasts, and coaches. Last month, I wrote a very popular article, "7 Tips for Dealing with Stubborn Gymnastics Coaches, Parents,…
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Bridget Sloan On Keeping Young Gymnasts Healthy, NCAA/Olympic Success, and CrossFit

Today I'm super excited to share a fantastic interview with Bridget Sloan, who is a 2008 Olympian, 9x NCAA Champion with the Florida Gators, and current gymnastics commentator. She has a had a huge range of experience as an athlete, and offers…
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Is Insecurity and Fear of Social Judgement Driving Culture Issues In Gymnastics?

The Problem Changing gymnastics culture is by far the biggest conversation we are having in our sport. In my opinion, when you dig down to the real root issues two commonalities pop up: personal insecurities and/or fear of social judgment. These…
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Complete Gymnastics Shoulder Performance - How To Develop Flexibility, Strength, and Power

I've really been looking forward to posting this, as it has been something a ton of people email or message me about. High-level shoulder performance is absolutely critical for gymnastics. For one, it is the main joint that supports proper handstands,…
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Lucas Wasson of Ohio State Women's Gymnastics on What Success Means

I'm excited to get the ball rolling back on some podcasts and guest interviews! I've been working like crazy to get some great guests lined up for the next month, and today we're kicking things off with a great start. Lucas Wasson is the…