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Nick Ruddock’s 8 Essential Tips for Maximizing Gymnastics Skill Progress

I’m excited to share that today is episode 150 of The SHIFT Show! 

A big thank you to all the listeners for your continued support.

Who better to have on our 150 episode than my good friend, Nick Ruddock. 

A popular guest on the podcast, Nick is a high-performance consultant who has worked with over 22 nations around the world from club level all the way up to the Olympic level. 

In the gymnastics community right now there is a lot of people who are frustrated with the technical aspect of gymnastics and they feel as though the athletes they work with aren’t making progress, that things aren’t really working. 

So I want to have Nick on because he has a lot of experience and advice for coaches who may be struggling. 

Struggling with physical prep, or technical development, or not making things stick. 

These are a huge source of frustration and sometimes burnout for coaches who don’t feel as though they have the proper tools to help the athletes reach new skills, new goals, or levels. 

It’s really tiring, it can be really hard and I myself have gone through this before, where I didn’t feel like I had the technical knowledge or the proper way to approach a training session that was getting progress and results. 

Nick has been grateful enough to come on and share what he has learned from his experience working with high-performing clubs.

Which he has broken down into 8 essential tips that any level coach across the world can use to get better technical performance of your gymnasts, making sure that you’re getting the most out of each practice and making progress. 

We DISCUSS; How to increase the intensity of training and the work ethic of the athletes and coaches.

The importance of not rushing to fulfill gymnasts’ long-term potential.

Why you should prioritize the simple things.

Those that learn the most, do the most in gymnastics.


Nick’s brand new must-have Gymnastics App!

Nick has just launched a ridiculously amazing, new Gymnastics Growth App with everything you could possibly need in one place, including an exercise library with floor drills, bar drills, and line drills.

If you want to check it out click the link below:


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

Nick Ruddock’s 8 Essential Tips for Maximizing Gymnastics Skill Progress

Hope it helps!

– Dave

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