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Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic in Gymnastics (Part 3)

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing some of my thoughts on elbow injuries in gymnastics. If you haven't read Part 1 (find it here) and Part 2 (find it here), I would be sure to check those out. Today, I'm going to close out the article…
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The #1 Cause of Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Gymnastics, and How To Help

Every year I get a huge influx in emails from coaches and parents regarding their gymnasts having large spikes in overuse injury rates and burnout. They also report a lot of fatigue in their gymnasts, saying that despite their best efforts the…
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It's Finally Here!! My Brand New Online Course "Keys To Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics" Now Available

I'm beyond excited to announce that my brand new online gymnastics course, "Keys to Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics" is officially here! I have been working nonstop with my good friend and Strength Coach, Rupert Egan, to create…
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5 Leg Exercises to Build Explosive Power for Gymnastics

Explosive lower body power and the ability to dissipate high force are both crucial factors for gymnastics success.  On the women's side, 3 of the events are primarily leg driven with substantial benefit given to those athletes that express and…
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Avoiding Pre Season Pit Falls In Gymnastics: 5 Training Concepts We All Must Consider

For almost all gymnastics programs, the summer training cycle has finished and teams are now moving towards pre-season. In order to maximize performance and reduce the risk of injuries over the entire competitive year, gyms must approach this…
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Competitive Season Is Done, Now What? 5 Tips For Gymnastics Post Season

For most gymnasts across both high school and college levels, the season has come to a close or is almost at a close (with nationals being last few weekends). Elite is slightly different with the longer season, but non the less things are…
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5 Tips To Reduce Shoulder Injuries In Men's Gymnastics

Although I work with a lot of female gymnasts, I also work with a handful of male gymnast and many have shoulder problems. Unfortunately, I know from personal experience and through college teammates that shoulder injuries run wild in men's…
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Why Gymnasts Must Change How They Land

The topic of how a gymnast should land continues to be controversial for many coaches, gymnasts, and judges. I'm not the first person to bring this up, as my good friend Dr. Josh Eldridge as well as Rick McCharles have written on this up before.…
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Treat Strength Like Skill Training - A Change In The Gymnastics Strength and Conditioning Paradigm

Today I am happy to bring readers another fantastic guest post by Rupert Egan. Rupert wrote Part 1 of this article series a while back, and I'm excited he is back for Part 2. I think Rupert brings up some crucial points here that coaches and…
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Rehab Tips For Clinicians To Treat Gymnasts with Extension Based LBP – Part 5: Return To Training

Over the last two months I've been outlining my thought process for the rehabilitation of gymnasts with extension based lower back pain. The acute phase, sub acute phase, intermediate phase, and advanced phase of rehabilitation were Parts 1…