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Hip Injuries in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

Hip pain is extremely common in gymnasts. Despite the research saying that only 3.1-5.7% of all injuries in gymnastics occur in the hip, the reality is that it is much more common. Injuries like hamstring growth plate inflammation (ischial apophysitis),…
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Becky Downie on Overcoming Adversity and Lessons From 15 Years in Elite Gymnastics

Today on the podcast I am excited to bring back an episode we actually did three years ago.  I wanted to share this episode again now with Becky Downie, due to the recent podcast with her younger sister Ellie.  Becky now 30 is a double…
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Knee Injuries in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

In gymnasts, the knee joint has the highest rate of "severe" injuries. Unfortunately, this refers to injuries tending to cause the most tissue damage and pain when they occur. Many knee injuries also tend to create the most missed time from…
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Ankle and Foot Injuries in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

Ankle and foot injuries are one of the most common problems gymnasts face. Depending on the study you read, up to 50% of all lower-body injuries in gymnastics occur at the ankle and foot. When you look at the sport, it makes sense. It is full…
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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 Current State of Gymnastics Culture and Changes Ahead

This week on the podcast I am very excited to share with you an amazing conversation I had with two friends Dr. Altamash and Dr. Darsh, who are D.O. and host of their own podcast Medicine Redefined, which they invited me to come on and talk…
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Danusia Francis Discusses the Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles, and Her Knee Injury

Today on the podcast, I'm extremely excited to have Danusia Francis, who is a great friend of mine and came on the show three years ago.  Representing Jamaica, Danusia trains at Heathrow Gymnastics, she was reserve for Great Britain at the…
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Bigger Leaps and Jumps with Specific Leg Conditioning Plans

This week on the podcast we have a very exciting episode that I think is going to be very popular for anyone who's looking to get better jumps, leaps, and dance elements.  This was a free consult with Emilie, who won one of our giveaways…
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Our Competitive Gymnasts Share Their Experience with Culture Change and New Coaching Styles

This week on the podcast is a very special episode that I've been wanting to do for a long time.  Eva a crowd favorite is back on the podcast, she is our gym director, and facility director of all of our gymnastics facilities.  But we…
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Training Hours in Young Gymnasts, Coach/Parent Boundaries, and Training High Level Gymnasts Safely with Lindsey Stancil

Today on the podcast, I'm very excited to be joined by Lindsey Stancil, a high-level coach in the Pennsylvania area.  Owner of X-Cel Gymnastics and the Head Coach of the Xquisite competitive team. She's been professional and grateful…