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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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Doc Ali's 6 Step System for Fixing Mental Blocks and Fear in Gymnastics

This episode is going to be HUGE. After a previous conversation with Dr. Ali Arnold about mental health in gymnastics, the episode was released and had 1000's of downloads in the first few days. It seemed that we were hitting on some issues…
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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.…