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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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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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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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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 Men's Gymnastics Needs To Hear With Paul Sargysan

I'm so excited to share this episode with Paul Sargysan today, who is one of the most successful up and coming men's coaches in the United States. I met Paul in 2018 when doing some work with the Junior National Team, and after just a few short…
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How Did We Get Here? A Gymnastics Culture Rant Inspired by #AthleteA

Hi all, below is an #AthleteA inspired rant on the harsh reality of Gymnastics culture 7 years in the making for me. ‬ ‪To the survivors, families, journalists, & countless others who had the courage to stare evil in the face demanding…
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Navy Men's Gymnastics on Competitive Success, Culture, and Making Sacrifices

I'm so excited to share a fantastic chat I had with Lucas Beltran and Christian Correale, as well as head coach Kip Simons, of Navy Men's Gymnastics.  I've always had an enormous amount of respect for anyone who serves in the military. But,…
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An Honest Talk About Ego, Depression, and Anxiety in Gymnastics

In my experiences, there are a lot of people who focus on the technical and physical development of gymnasts. Most of their efforts focus on getting new drills, strength exercises, or progressions to help athletes get new skills or move up to…
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Turning Toxic Gym Environments to World Class Cultures - A "10 Quick Tips" Guest Post by Nick Ruddock

Today, I'm incredibly excited to be featuring a long-awaited guest post from my good friend Nick Ruddock. In my 20 years of gymnastics, I've been fortunate to witness some of the most incredible examples of world-class training environments.…