The SHIFT Show Podcast by SHIFT Movement Science

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Denver Gymnastics Head Coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart on Continual NCAA Success and The Upcoming Season

Today on the podcast, we are continuing with our NCAA coaching interviews. This week I am joined by Melissa Kutcher Reinhart from Denver gymnastics, another fantastic program that has been crushing it for multiple years in a row now. A…
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Jordyn Wieber on Arkansas Gymnastics Growth, Culture, and The Upcoming NCAA Season

Today on the podcast I'm very fortunate and excited to have on Jordyn Wieber, head coach of Arkansas gymnastics to chat about her transition from her own gymnastics career to becoming a head coach of a successful College Team. A phenomenal…
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Increasing Gymnastics Power by Changing Culture Around Lifting Weights with Tiz Clive

Today on the podcast I am very excited to bring on Tiz Clive a wonderful gymnastics coach and strength coach from Canada who believes in gymnast longevity and increase performance using weight training.  Tiz is a fantastic example of what…
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Syd Soloski Discusses Helping Gymnasts Retire and Move On In Healthy Ways

Today on the podcast we have a super important and must-hear episode about gymnasts and athletes of all sports retiring or transitioning out of gymnastics, or their sport. This is not commonly talked about but is hugely important because…
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Overcoming Mental Blocks, Anxiety, and Low Confidence in Gymnastics with Rebecca Smith

Today on the podcast, I had a great chat with former gymnast, coach, and Gymnastics Mental Skills expert Rebecca Smith. Founder and CEO of Complete Performance Coaching, Rebecca helps high achievers thrive under pressure allowing kids to…
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Are Ankle Weights, Oversplits, and Aggressive Hip Flexibility Drills Bad for Gymnasts? Why & What To Do Instead

Today on the podcast is Physical Therapist and former Collegiate gymnast Kaysha Heck, PT, DPT, SCS discussing hip flexibility and injuries. Kaysha has unfortunately had a lot of hip injuries herself as a result of outdated flexibility methods…
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5 Ways For NCAA, Club, and Elite Gymnasts To Increase Competition Season Performance & Reduce Injury Risk

This week's podcast is a survival guide for club, college, and elite gymnasts to tackle meet season. In compulsories and younger years you train a little less intensively and meets aren’t as frequent but as you get into optional levels…
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The Gymnastics Injury Concepts Everyone Must Know

This week's podcast is the first lecture from our recent and very popular 2022 Gymnastics Rehabilitation Virtual Summit. The three-day event was aimed at helping medical providers who work with gymnasts, gymnastic coaches, and S&C coaches…
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Building S&C Programs for Rehabilitation vs Sports Performance Roundtable

What is the difference between programming rehab versus programming for sports performance? Today on the podcast I am joined by fellow experts and colleagues from Champion Physical Therapy and Performance to explore this topic. Performance…
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Helping Gymnasts With Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health Struggles ft. Dr. Marcia Faustin, MD

Today I believe we have one of the most important podcasts produced by Shift, a discussion with Dr. Marcia Faustin about athletes' mental health.    ⚠️ Trigger Warning ⚠️ In this episode, we discuss heavy content around…
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What Coaches Need To Know About Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most important, but most complex topics for gymnastics coaches, parents, and athletes to understand. While we don't think that coaches/parents should be expert nutritionists (they should work with professionals) it…
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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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Exactly How To Improve Shoulder Mobility

Today I am very excited to bring to you a second episode I did as a guest, on my good friend Chad Vaughn's phenomenal podcast; The Barbell Mobility Podcast.  Chad is a two-time Olympic weightlifter, now a phenomenal Olympic weightlifting…
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Beam Mental Blocks, Drills, and NCAA Culture with Carly Dockendorf of Utah Gymnastics

Today on the podcast I'm extremely excited to talk with Carly Dockendorf, Utah’s assistant coach and beam specialist. Carly originally from Canada was a gymnast herself and part of the Canadian National Team.  As a gymnast, she struggled…
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Severs Disease, OsGood Schlatters, Shin Splints, and Running/Impact Related Injuries with Kevin Coughlin, DPT

Today on the podcast is Kevin Coughlin DPT, ACSM-CPT, C-PS, a Performance Physical Therapist and expert in running-related injuries.  Kevin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is…
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Maximizing Xcel Practices, Best Core Exercises, and Gymnast Lifting Weights with Christina Meyers

Today on the podcast is a phenomenal discussion I had with Christina Myers, a gymnastic and strength and conditioning coach who works with Xcel groups.   Christina has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Nutrition and a Masters…
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A Step by Step Guide to Improving Flexibility

Today I am very excited to bring to you an episode that I did as a guest, on my good friend Chad Vaughn's phenomenal new podcast; The Barbell Mobility Podcast.  Chad is a two-time Olympic weightlifter, now a phenomenal Olympic weight lifting…
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Maile Okeefe on Her Elite Gymnastics Career, Utah, and NCAA Growth

Today on the podcast is 2 time NCAA champion and achieving a perfect 10 score not once but 4 times, Maile O’Keefe. Former International Elite gymnast from Salcianu Elite Academy of Gymnastics, Malie had phenomenal success at National and…
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Essential Mens Gymnastics Strength, Technique, & PreHab with Patrick Redfern

Today on the podcast by popular request, we are talking about all things Men's Artistic Gymnastics with Australian gymnastics coach Pat Redfern. Pat is a shining example of a coach who has gone above and beyond with his continued coaching…
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Olivia Karas on NCAA Gymnastics, Michigan, and Challenges of Commentating

Today on the podcast I am very excited to bring you another wonderful episode with former collegiate gymnast Olivia Karas. Former J.O gymnast, Oliva studied at The University of Michigan graduating with a bachelor's degree in Communication…
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Megan Skaggs on Florida Gymnastics, Managing NCAA, and the Tiny Bows Project

Today on the podcast I am joined by Megan Skaggs a recently graduated student-athlete at the University of Florida,  where she competed for the Gators. A former US National Gymnastics Team member, Megan represented the US internationally…
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The Gymnastics College Recruiting Guide with Jill Hicks

Today on the podcast I'm very excited to bring you a conversation with Jill Hicks who is a consultant advisor helping athletes and parents with the college recruiting process. A former elite gymnast and college gymnast at Oregon State University,…
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5 Steps for Getting Strength & Skills In Gymnastics Off Season

Today we have a quick, very high value, very actionable item podcast. I have been very fortunate to travel and talk with many college coaches and elite coaches from around the world consulting about summer training and the year ahead. Instead…
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Must Know Gymnastics Cardio Princples with Chris Hinshaw

Today on the podcast, we are bringing back one of our most popular episodes with Chris Hinshaw one of the most world-renowned endurance coaches in the world. Founder of aerobiccapacity.com, Chris is an ex Ironman Competitor and expert in…
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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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Should Gymnasts with Back Pain Wear A Brace?

Today on the podcast, I'm very excited to bring to you something a little different. Presentation from one of my recent students, Alea Penner, a former gymnast who has just graduated from Duke Physical Therapy School, and also coaches gymnastics.  She…
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Addressing Body Image, Nutrition, and Strength Issues in Gymnastics Culture

Today in the podcast, I'm very excited to bring to you an interview I was asked to do with Nicole Ferrier on her podcast.  Nicole is a fitness professional with a bachelor's in exercise science and nutrition, a certified personal trainer,…
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Chellsie Memmel on Gymnasts Lifting Weights and Her Gymnastics Conditioning Routine

Today on the podcast I am super flattered to welcome back Chellsie Memmel for another epic episode. The 2005 World All-Around Champion, the third American woman to achieve this feat, and Beijing Olympic Team member.  Chellsie now 33 years…
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Ellie Downie Discusses Her Elite Gymnastics Career, Longevity, and Mental Health

Today in the podcast, I am excited to have senior British artistic gymnast Ellie Downie.  Ellie from Notts Gymnastics Club has won multiple international medals and titles and is the All-around 2017 European gymnastics champion, the first…
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Treating Hip Pain in Athletes – Part 2 (Special Testing)

Today on the podcast, we are bringing you part two of our Hip Medical Inservice.  Which is training I provide for doctoral students at Champion Physical Therapy clinic in Boston to educate medical providers on different injuries in gymnastics. Last…
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Treating Hip Pain in Athletes – Part 1 (Anatomy and Exercise Patterns)

Today on the podcast we are taking a little bit of a detour and bringing you some medical information.  As many people know, I'm a Physical Therapist and a Sports PT that works with a lot of athletes, gymnasts, baseball players, soccer players,…
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State/Regional Meet Preparation and Summer Strength

Today on the podcast, we are bringing you the second installment of our monthly Office Hours, a free Zoom meeting for Hero Lab members to ask questions, talk about various problems they’re dealing with and also discuss current trends happening…
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Building Explosive Power in Gymnasts with Hybrid Strength Programs (Part 2)

Today on the podcast is part two of the lectures I was asked to present by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association, to all of the NCAA coaches on strength conditioning for gymnasts. Part two is focused on the exact weightlifting exercises…
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Building Explosive Power in Gymnasts with Hybrid Strength Programs (Part 1)

Today on the podcast I was asked by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association, to give lectures to all of the NCAA coaches on strength and conditioning for gymnasts. A blended model, which is gymnastic specific, rope climbs and handstands,…
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The Path Forward for Gymnastics Culture Toward Happier, Healthier Coaches and Gymnasts with Kim Shore

Today’s podcast is a great one, I sit down and have an incredible discussion with Kim Shore, who was part of Gymnastics Canada’s Safe Sport which I did a series of webinars for on gymnastics culture. We have talked a lot behind the scenes…
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Back Pain in Gymnastics – A Complete Guide

Lower back pain is something so many gymnasts struggle with.  Depending on the research study you read, between 71% - 96.6% of all the injuries reported are to the lower back. Most literature puts lower back pain as the second or third most…
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Helping Parents & Coaches Navigate Competitive Gymnastics Together

Today on the podcast, I have some awesome information to help parents wrap their heads around competitive gymnastics. My good friend and crowd favorite Eva Shute Director of Gymnastics Operations and I sat down to address a frequent request…
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3 Key Gymnastics Topics Shoulder PreHab, Achilles Tears, and Strength Programs

Today in the podcast we are bringing you something very exciting, a little behind the scenes a peek at something we've been doing for the Shift community. I run an online group called The Hero Lab, in which we have a private discussion forum…
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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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Achilles Tears in NCAA Gymnastics – A Must Have Conversation

Today on the podcast, we had a little bit of an emergency shuffling of the podcasts as I felt this one really needed to go out.  Obviously, there is a huge issue with Achilles tears in NCAA women's gymnastics and this is a problem that has…
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Is There an Overtraining Problem in Gymnastics Culture?

Today on the podcast, is an interview I was asked to do with Temple Landry, who was an Elite Gymnast from Twin City Twisters in Minnesota and is heading to Stanford in a few years to compete.  She approached me with a project she is doing…
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How To Build Gymnastics Performance Teams

This week's podcast is a lecture that went out in my online membership group The Hero Lab, which is an online educational group for everyone in gymnastics; coaches, medical providers, strength and conditioning coaches, mental health providers,…
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Essential Trampoline Drills and Progressions with Elite Coach Steve Gluckstein

Today on the podcast I am super stoked to have back on my good buddy Steve Gluckstein, who, in his previous very popular episode discussed the benefits of weightlifting and strength training for gymnasts and his experiences as an Olympic level…
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How To Boost Gymnastics Performance Using Gymnastics Strength Coaches with Dan Lonsdale

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…
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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 Biggest Gymnastics Flexibility Mistakes I Made As A Younger Coach, and What I Do Now

Today’s podcast is a heavily requested topic I get asked about frequently. What is the best approach to flexibility? What have I learned? What have I changed? What do I do now when making flexibility programs? In this episode, I summarize…
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Confronting Harmful Coaching Practices in Gymnastics Head On With Thomas Elder

Today on the podcast I’m very excited to share another thought-provoking and important conversation about cultural change, morals, and ethics of coaching with Tom Elder.  In addition to coaching for 13 years, he also has an extensive education…
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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…
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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,…
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How to Have Your Best Competitive Gymnastics Season Part 3 – In Season

This week on the podcast is part three of the four-part series which we have already had some great feedback from; on how to get the most success out of the competitive year in gymnastics. Firstly we explored and discussed the foundational…
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How to Have Your Best Competitive Gymnastics Season Part 2 – Pre Season

Today on the podcast is part two of the four-part series that has been highly requested by my online group The Hero Lab, about how to get the most success out of the competitive year in gymnastics. Planing for the gymnastics competitive year…
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How to Have Your Best Competitive Gymnastics Season Part 1 – Foundations

This week on the podcast, we are kicking off an extremely exciting four-part adventure that has been highly requested by people in my online group; Hero Lab, about how to get the most success out of the competitive year in gymnastics. If…
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Answering Your Gymnastics Culture Questions (Community Q&A Part 4)

Today on the podcast, we are wrapping up the Q&A podcast series, answering people's questions directly from the community.  We have saved the best for last.  Man, if I got a dollar for every question I get about motivation, burnout,…
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Must Hear Advice for NCAA Gymnasts and Coaches To Have Their Best Competition Season

This week on the podcast I am extremely excited to share with everyone, a lecture I gave to Yale Gymnastics Team.  I was asked to speak to them in their preseason about a few different topics ranging from; how they can get ready for preseason…
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Answering Your Flexibility Questions (Community Q&A Part 3)

Today on the podcast we are continuing the popular series of the Q&A's, answering people's questions directly from the community. Each part is 30 minutes and I’ll be answering five of the most common and biggest topic questions that…
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The Compulsory and Excel Coaching Episode: Practice Tips, Tricks, and Problem Solving with Victoria Cunningham

This week on the podcast, we finally dive into a highly requested topic; Compulsory and Excel gymnastics.  Moving away from optional gymnastics which we have a lot of podcasts on due to lots of people wanted to learn more about that area…
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Answering Your Injury Questions (Community Q&A Part 2)

Today on the podcast we are continuing the popular series on the Q&A series answering people's questions directly from the community.  Each part is 30 minutes and I’ll be answering five of the most common and biggest topic questions…
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Answering Your Strength and Conditioning Questions (Community Q&A Part 1)

Today on the podcast, we are launching a very exciting and very special series that I've wanted to do for a long time.  A Q&A series answering people's questions directly from the community.  I am very grateful and appreciative of…
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Must Hear Advice for Sports Medicine Providers on Delivering Better Clinical Care

Today on the podcast, I'm extremely excited to bring you part two of my conversation with Medicine Redefined hosts Dr. Altamash and Dr. Darsh in which we have a fantastic discussion on delivering better clinical care. Anyone who is a physical…
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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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Breaking Down Shoulder Assessments

Today on the podcast, is part two of the very popular hip assessment video that we had last week. As many people know, I work at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston where we do a lot of continuing education for strength conditioning…
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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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Gymnastics Strength Programs – 5 Must Have Pieces for High Performance

Today on the podcast I am happy to bring to you a lecture I gave for the Nevada Club Congress that was hosted by Cassie Rice at her gymnastics club. I was asked to come on and talk about some strength and conditioning ideas and principles.  So…
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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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NCAA Gymnastics Nutrition – What Coaches, Gymnasts, and Parents Need to Know

Today on the podcast I’m super excited to have back third-time returner, the wonderful Christina Anderson who is a registered Dietitian and Board Certified Paediatric Specialist who specializes in eating disorders. She's been a fantastic…
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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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Why Coach to Coach Gossip Can Create Toxic Gym Cultures, and How To Fix It

This week on the podcast we discuss a very important topic, with my buddy Nick Roddick, and mental health counselor Rebecca Grady, who was recently on the podcast.  We touch an ‘elephant on the room topic’ that I think so many people…
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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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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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Olympian Kyle Shewfelt on The Gold Medal Path, Positive Coaching, Body Image, and Mental Health in Gymnastics

Olympian Kyle Shewfelt on The Gold Medal Path, Positive Coaching, Body Image, and Mental Health in Gymnastics This week on the podcast I am so grateful to talk with three-time Olympian Kyle Shewfelt.  Kyle is the 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist…
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Overcoming Mental Blocks, Perfectionism, Communication Issues, and Cultural Problems with Becca Grady

This week on the podcast I’m excited to talk with a licensed mental health counselor and also a nationally certified counselor Becca Grady who works with all walks of life and in particular gymnasts.  She shares her experience on mental…
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Gymnastics Canada Hosts Culture and Coaching Development Webinar with Dr. Gretchen Kerr and Dr. Dave Tilley

Today on the podcast I’m very excited to share the second part of a super popular webinar series with Gretchen Kerr, a University of Toronto researcher. We were very grateful and fortunate to be asked by Gymnastics Canada to have a discussion…
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Kerry Bair RD on Helping Gymnasts Have a Better Relationship with Food and the Roles of Coaches and Parents

Today on the podcast I’m very excited to have registered dietitian and nutritionist Kerry Bair, who’s been really forward-thinking and outspoken in gymnastics culture. Making sure we're giving the best advice on what can we do to fuel…
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A Hard Conversation about Ethics and Morals in Gymnastics with Thomas Elder

Today on the podcast I’m very excited to bring you a thought-provoking and important conversation about cultural change, morals, and ethics of coaching with Tom Elder.  Former assistant coach for the University of Pennsylvania and the…
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How To Build Explosive Power in Gymnasts with Diwesh Poudyal

Today on the podcast a second quick appearance, due to popular demand, my friend and co-worker from Champion Physical Therapy and Performance Diwesh Poudyal. Head of Strength and Conditioning and Director of Fitness working with athletes…
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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…
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John Orozco Discusses His Elite Gymnastics Career and Offers Advice on Overcoming Injuries

Today on the podcast I am super grateful to be joined by accomplished and noted USA Elite MAG Gymnast John Orozco. He trained in Colorado Springs for most of his career, winning 3 medals at various world championships and representing the…
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Mike Reiman on Hip Dysplasia/Microinstability Injuries and Finding Success as a Clinician

Today on the podcast I geek out with Duke faculty member and researcher, educator, and mentor in the physical therapy world, Mike Reiman.  Co-writer of the only textbook on functional testing, Functional Testing in Human Performance. He…
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Why The Human Matters More Than The Gymnast

Why The Human Matters More Than The Gymnast Today on the podcast, I had a great chat with a former gymnast, and coach Rebecca Smith who asked me to come on an Instagram Live and talk about, creating cultures where people can feel progression…
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Sarah Korngold Discusses Developing Elite Level Gymnastics, Putting The Athlete First, and Building Cultures

Sarah Korngold Discusses Developing Elite Level Gymnastics, Putting The Athlete First, and Building Cultures  In this week's podcast, I was excited to chat with another member of the phenomenal Ascend Gymnastics Coaching Team, who works…
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Exactly How To Build a Gymnastics Strength Program in 2021 with Nick Ruddock and Dan Lonsdale

How do you build a strength and conditioning program for gymnasts from scratch? Where do you start? What exercises? How many times per week? What about when your group is a bunch of mixed levels and abilities? What if you don't have all the…
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Jordan Syatt Discusses Myths of Adult Fitness, Nutrition, and Supplements

Jordan Syatt is one of the most influential strengths and nutrition coaches working in the field today. He owns a massively successful online business Syatt Fitness, was famously known for being Gary Vaynerchuk's personal trainer/strength/nutrition…
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Must Change Culture Issues in Gymnastics with Jennifer Pinches, Dave Durante, and Chad Vaughn

Gymnastics culture is going through a massive amount of change. The last 2-3 years have seen the most change in our sport following abuse scandals, the Athlete A film, the #GymnastAlliance movement, and notable people in the gymnastics community…
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Gymnastics Canada Hosts Culture and Coaching Development Webinar with Gretchen Kerr and Dave Tilley

Safe Sport is becoming a much more well-known and talked about organization within gymnastics. Gymnastics Canada recently asked me to be a part of a webinar panel for their entire coaching population to discuss some important issues related…
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Skill Progressions, Mental Blocks, and Building Healthy and High Performing Gymnasts with Cale Robinson

Gymnastics requires a crazy amount of repetition, time, effort, and work to safely reach high levels of gymnastics. But often times, there is a tug of war between wanting to stay up to pace with an athlete's talent/dedication through training…
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The 3 Steps for Building Explosive Speed and Power in Gymnastics

Explosive speed and power are what many gymnastics coaches are looking to achieve when they train in the gym. Whether it's through improving technique by working drills, improving strength by doing physical preparation, or improving speed…
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The Gymnastics Parents Episode – Handling Conflicts, Realistic Expectations, and Setting Boundaries

Gymnastics parents and gymnastics coaches are one of the most essential relationships that occur in our sport. Without great relationships, regular communication, and the ability to troubleshoot problems together, things can go sideways quick. That…
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The Food and Body Image Talk Gymnasts and Coaches Must Hear with Christina Anderson, RDN

In gymnastics, misguided nutrition advice, body image insecurities, underfueling, and negative mental health are still massive problems that gymnasts face. It doesn't matter the level, discipline, or age of athletes when it comes to this…
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Building Gymnastics Skill Basics & Drills, Motivating Athletes, and High Performing Cultures with Brett Wargo

Brett Wargo is a well known, high-level gymnastics coach who has not only been a positive voice in the gymnastics community. In his current role at Ascend Gymnastics, they are a great positive example for the world of gymnastics. Although…
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Changing “Unspoken Rules” in Gymnastics Culture with Natalie Barker-Rutchi

Gymnastics culture has "unspoken rules" and norms that have developed slowly in the last 30 years. There are some that are very beneficial. Like always help new coaches learn or using drills for skills due to danger. Unfortunately, there…
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Aaron Horschig of Squat University on Boosting Sports Performance and The Future of Sports Rehabilitation

Aaron Horschig of Squat University is one of the most widely known Sports Physical Therapist and Strength and Conditioning coach combination. Aaron's unique background in weight lifting combined with his very progressive and science-based…
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How Coaching Styles Impact Athlete Performance and Health

Different coaching styles have a direct result on the physical and mental health of athletes they coach. This has always been known in the sports community, but there have been some interesting papers (such as this one BJSM 2017) that try…
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Jennifer Sey of the Athlete A Film Discusses What Needs To Change in Gymnastics

The Athlete A documentary, produced by Jennifer Sey and others, was a ground breaking film for not only gymnastics but the entire world of youth sports. The film highlights the massive atrocities that lead to hundreds of young gymnasts being…
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How To Train Harder and Smarter Using Workloads with Tim Gabbett and Scott Willgress

Many people in gymnastics (and all sports) are asking the same question - how do we train harder and boost performance without risking injury? It's a really good question. But, a really complicated one. There has been a massive surge in…
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Gymnast Alliance and A Call For Change with Jennifer Pinches and Claire Heafford

The Gymnastics Alliance movement has taken the world by storm following the release of Athlete A on Netflix. Started by Olympian Jennifer Pinches, it has caused a massive ripple effect in the last 6 months. The film produced by Jennifer Sey…
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The Future of Gymnastics Strength Training and Overcoming Cultural Barriers with Ann Marie Alf

Gymnastics strength and conditioning is changing faster than ever before, which is amazing to see. Cultural barriers around gymnasts lifting weights, using mixed models of gymnastics specific and general strength work, and more science based…
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How Gymnastics Can Build a New Path Forward for Culture and Training

With gymnastics changing so fast, we are seeing massive new discussions on training techniques, cultural practices, the ongoing scandals, and how to have some hard conversations. In the last 6 months, I have been getting asked by a lot of…
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Advice Every Gymnastics Coach Needs to Hear on Flexibility, Gymnasts Retiring, and Managing Goals

Gymnastics coaches frequently contact me with questions on a range of topics related to flexibility, strength, culture development, injuries, and much more. Recently, as part of a give away for launching our brand new Hero Lab and SHIFT HQ…
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An Honest Talk About Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Mental Health in Gymnastics With Luke Carson

Mental health issues in gymnastics like depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and others are some of the most important, yet least discussed, topics in our sport. Between the perfectionism, unhealthy comparisons, constant critiquing that occurs…
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Aimee Boorman on Coaching Simone Biles and Offers Must Hear Advice for Gymnastics Culture Change

This is the 100th episode of The SHIFT Show and the podcast! And yes I have a HUGE surprise, Aimee Boorman is today's guest 🙂 First, a huge thank you to everyone who has been listening and helped the podcast grow over the last two years. It…