In today’s episode, I’m super pumped to have my buddy and expert strength and conditioning coach Dan Lonsdale back on to dive into exactly how coaches can go about working with great strength conditioning coaches, as this is something that has officially become part of the gymnastic culture. 

More and more gyms that I talked with are now working with strength coaches, or athletes are wanting to work with strength and conditioning coaches in their offseason.

But it can be really hard to find a great strength and conditioning coach who understands the sport of gymnastics, who wants to be a part of the program holistically, not just come in and do whatever they want, and not really think about this hybrid model that we want to promote. 

Dan works with a breadth of clubs around the UK, consulting, writing programs, and auditing people to help get the most out of athletes’ performance.

He has an amazing technical knowledge of what exercises are great for gymnasts to do, how many and when to do them, and the best approach to the in-season versus the off-season. 

So wanted to have Dan back on because a lot of people are now approaching this hybrid model and want to get involved with a strength coach this year but don’t really know where to start, which is why Dan is great as a resource here.

WE DISCUSS; The development of strength and conditioning in gymnastics in the past 10 years.

It’s not all about lifting weights.

Saving gymnastics coaches time and getting more time on the events.

Dan’s approaches throughout the seasons.

Why rest is key.

And…

What would a workout look like?

 

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

How To Boost Gymnastics Performance Using Gymnastics Strength Coaches

with Dan Lonsdale

 
 

Hope it helps!

– Dave

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