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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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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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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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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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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…