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The Need to Change Landing Deductions in NCAA Gymnastics for Less Knee and Ankle Injuries

Changing how gymnasts are taught to land, in an effort to reduce the risk of serious knee injuries like ACL or meniscus tears, is something that has been talked about for the last 10+ years. I was very grateful and humbled to be asked by…
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The Top 5 Best Active Split Flexibility Drills for Bigger Gymnastics Leaps

Split flexibility is essential for gymnasts if they want bigger jumps and leaps.  But, just doing static split stretching isn't enough to see progress and get jaw-dropping levels of flexibility to show up in skills. Jumps, leaps, dance elements,…
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Breaking Down Hip Assessments

Today we have something very special on the podcast, as many people may know I work at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston.  We do a lot of continuing education, we take a lot of doctoral students on their last rotations…
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Exactly How To Increase Hip/Shoulder Flexibility for Gymnasts and Create Effective Cardio Circuits

This week on the podcast I am very excited to have on coach Shay, who won the competition we held alongside the launch of the Peak Gymnastics Power course. Which included a free consultation with me to chat, ask any questions and help with…
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Combatting Achilles Tears in NCAA Gymnastics (Part 1)

Introduction Achilles injuries, and more specifically Achilles tendon ruptures, have come to light as a massive problem in NCAA gymnastics. They exist on the men's side, but are clearly a bigger issue within the women's artistic world. Although…
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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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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…
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The Ultimate Gymnastics Flexibility Guide

*Readers Note – This gymnastics flexibility guide is a very long and in-depth blog post. The first few sections of this blog are background and explanation for flexibility methods using scientific research. There is a lot of medical and science…
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Back Pain in Gymnastics with Dr. Stuart McGill: Mechanisms, Evaluation, and Training

I am incredibly excited to share with listeners an interview with someone who I have looked up to for many years, Dr. Stuart McGill. Dr. McGill has a PhD from the University of  Waterloo and is one of the most internationally known researchers…
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Build Explosive Blocking Power with This Easy Upper Body Progressions

In this blog post, I outlined a handful of power exercise progressions for the lower body that I have found really useful. Due to how many people said it was helpful, I wanted to quickly put together a similar type of blog post for the upper…