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How to Have Your Best Competitive Gymnastics Season Part 4 – Off Season

Today on the podcast we are wrapping up our epic four-part series on optimizing the competitive year.

We started with the foundational base needed, then went onto the Preseason and discussed how to get athletes ready, followed by the demands and strategies needed in the In-Season last week, and now we’re going to wrap things up with what you should be doing in the Off-Season.

At the end of the year, we have a bit of downtime, an offseason to work on new skills, getting stronger, faster and getting kids emotionally and mentally ready to handle some of the things coming up in the following year.

I discuss how to plan for each of these, to get the most out of each training session, and set athletes up for a successful year ahead.

If you have been enjoying these episodes, and you haven’t had a chance to jump online to see the full 4 lectures and slides, head to my online group The Hero Lab:


The Hero Lab is an online private group with 500 plus people from around the world, from all sorts of different backgrounds, medical providers, gymnastics coaches, awesome researchers that come together, chat, learn and share ideas.

There are 40 to 50 lectures online that many people have said are very helpful including these four lectures which include PDF downloads and templates, but you can also chat with us about what things were helpful and what you want to learn more about. 

I DISCUSS; The main goals of the Off-Season.

Goal setting, the difference between Macro and Micro Goals, and how to best achieve them.

The importance of actually having time off training in the Off-Season.

What physical preparation and strength you need to be doing in the Off-Season.

General strength exercise video examples for the lower body, upper body, and core.

To listen to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher click below:

How to Have Your Best Competitive Gymnastics Season Part 4 – Off-Season

Hope it helps!

– Dave

Dr. Dave Tilley DPT, SCS, CSCS
CEO/Founder of SHIFT Movement Science