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Helping Gymnasts With Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health Struggles ft. Dr. Marcia Faustin, MD

Today I believe we have one of the most important podcasts produced by Shift, a discussion with Dr. Marcia Faustin about athletes' mental health.    ⚠️ Trigger Warning ⚠️ In this episode, we discuss heavy content around…
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Hip Injuries in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

Hip pain is extremely common in gymnasts. Despite the research saying that only 3.1-5.7% of all injuries in gymnastics occur in the hip, the reality is that it is much more common. Injuries like hamstring growth plate inflammation (ischial apophysitis),…
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Exactly How To Improve Shoulder Mobility

Today I am very excited to bring to you a second episode I did as a guest, on my good friend Chad Vaughn's phenomenal podcast; The Barbell Mobility Podcast.  Chad is a two-time Olympic weightlifter, now a phenomenal Olympic weightlifting…
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Maximizing Xcel Practices, Best Core Exercises, and Gymnast Lifting Weights with Christina Meyers

Today on the podcast is a phenomenal discussion I had with Christina Myers, a gymnastic and strength and conditioning coach who works with Xcel groups.   Christina has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Nutrition and a Masters…
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Free Beam Drill and Lesson Planning PDF!

One of the hardest things for gymnastics coaches to do is have a clear, laser-focused practice plan. There are so many great drills, exercises, and circuits we want to use from online or clinics. But, often times we are stuck with 30 minutes,…
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A Step by Step Guide to Improving Flexibility

Today I am very excited to bring to you an episode that I did as a guest, on my good friend Chad Vaughn's phenomenal new podcast; The Barbell Mobility Podcast.  Chad is a two-time Olympic weightlifter, now a phenomenal Olympic weight lifting…
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Maile Okeefe on Her Elite Gymnastics Career, Utah, and NCAA Growth

Today on the podcast is 2 time NCAA champion and achieving a perfect 10 score not once but 4 times, Maile O’Keefe. Former International Elite gymnast from Salcianu Elite Academy of Gymnastics, Malie had phenomenal success at National and…
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Essential Mens Gymnastics Strength, Technique, & PreHab with Patrick Redfern

Today on the podcast by popular request, we are talking about all things Men's Artistic Gymnastics with Australian gymnastics coach Pat Redfern. Pat is a shining example of a coach who has gone above and beyond with his continued coaching…
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Olivia Karas on NCAA Gymnastics, Michigan, and Challenges of Commentating

Today on the podcast I am very excited to bring you another wonderful episode with former collegiate gymnast Olivia Karas. Former J.O gymnast, Oliva studied at The University of Michigan graduating with a bachelor's degree in Communication…
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Free 10 Minute Ankle PreHab Circuit for Gymnasts!

I get asked all the time what stretching, exercises, and balance work is best for gymnasts to help reduce the risk of ankle injuries. If you look at the research (more here and here) ankle injuries are definitely one of the most common injuries…