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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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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…

Overhauling Gymnastics Nutrition: 5 Unacceptable and Dangerous Practices That Must Stop

Among the many areas in gymnastics that need to change, nutrition is by far one of the most immediate areas of attention. To be completely frank, some of the things said and techniques used in relation to nutrition in gymnastics are absolutely…
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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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Colin Van Wicklen Shares Advice on Returning To Training, Time Off, and Weight Training in Gymnastics

Really excited to have Colin Van Wicklen, World Team and Senior National Team member for team USA, back on the podcast. Colin is about 6 weeks into his return to gymnastics following the 3-month COVID-19 break. Not only this, but he also has…
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3 Pillars For Real Change In Gymnastics : Education, Workloads, & Cultural Standards

I hope everyone is doing well during the ongoing coronavirus situation! My thoughts are with everyone as the world keeps rolling along. Today I'm excited to bring everyone a great podcast chat I had with my good buddies Dave Durante and Chad…

Professor Jill Cook on Achilles Tendon Injuries, Achilles Tear Risk Factors, Risk Reduction

Today I'm so fortunate to share an amazing interview I did with Professor Jill Cook. She is one of the world-leading experts in tendon injuries, among many other great accomplishments. I have followed Jill's work for the last decade, which has…
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The Ultimate Gymnastics Flexibility Guide

*Readers Note – This gymnastics flexibility guide is a very long and in-depth blog post. The first few sections of this blog are background and explanation for flexibility methods using scientific research. There is a lot of medical and science…
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Tom Farden of Utah Gymnastics on Building Team Chemistry and NCAA Success

I'm excited for today's blog and podcast where I sit down to talk with someone I've been fortunate to become friends with in the last few years, Tom Farden. Tom is the head coach of Utah Gymnastics, one of the most iconic NCAA programs from…
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My Best New Tool for Gymnastics Performance and Injury Risk Reduction

I was going to hold off on publishing this until I developed the pieces more, but I honestly think that it is too important to wait on sharing with the gymnastics world. I wish I could say that injury rates and burnout rates have dropped…