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Why Do So Many Gymnasts Struggle with Rib Flaring During Skills? 5 Reasons Why and How to Help

There are a few issues in gymnastics that I think every coach, athlete, and parent recognizing as a problem. One of the most common is the concept of rib flaring. This refers to a shape that has an over-arched lower back, and usually comes…
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It's Finally Here!! My Brand New Online Course "Keys To Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics" Now Available

I'm beyond excited to announce that my brand new online gymnastics course, "Keys to Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics" is officially here! I have been working nonstop with my good friend and Strength Coach, Rupert Egan, to create…
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Increase Split Flexibility with My Favorite Complex, and The #1 Reason Gymnasts Struggle with Flexibility

The most common topic coaches, parents, and medical providers contact me about is what to do for gymnasts who struggle with Split/Leap, Handstand, and Bridge Flexibility. It's well known that the flexibility for these basic gymnastics skills…
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5 Common Misunderstandings About My Work In Gymnastics

Over the last year I have been teaching, writing, learning, sharing blogs, and talking more with a lot of people in the gymnastics world. I try my best to be very transparent with people who follow my work, explaining as much as I can and…
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Our New Warm Up With Video Walk Through (Part 2)

Last week in Part 1 of this article series, I outlined the first 4 parts of the new warm up I have created for our gymnasts. In this week, I wanted to give the video link to the last few chunks to our entire 25 minute warm up. Just like last…
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How Much Flexibility Is Too Much For A Gymnast?

I've been touching on this concept a lot in the last year, and I think it's very important for the people involved in gymnastics to consider. Gymnastics is well known as a sport that requires an excessive amount of mobility and flexibility (I…
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Screening Overhead Mobility in Gymnasts (Application of The JBJ Approach To Handstands Pt 3)

Last month I started writing about how I apply the Joint by Joint Theory proposed by Gray Cook/Mike Boyle into a basic gymnastics movement, the handstand. In Part I of this article series I went over some background info, and talked about the…
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5 Reasons Why I Don't Push My Gymnasts Down During Splits - Part 2

The response to Part 1 of this post was incredible and ended up being one of the most viewed pieces of content on the site. I got some great feedback and it was awesome to see people enjoyed it. I think it's a topic many people involved in gymnastics think…
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5 Reasons Why I Don't Push My Gymnasts Down During Splits - Part 1

Bet that title caught your eye as you were browsing. Well it's true, safe to say I haven't really pushed anyone down during splits or much of any flexibility for quite some time now. I had plenty of memories as a gymnast standing up after…
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3 Reasons Why Not To Stretch Toe Point In Gymnasts With A History Of Ankle Sprains

I wanted to blog quick about a scenario where it might be a good idea NOT to stretch a gymnasts ankles for a toe point. Ankles are one of the most frequently injured body parts in gymnastics with a variety of injuries from getting crunched…