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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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Breaking Down Hip Assessments

Today we have something very special on the podcast, as many people may know I work at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston.  We do a lot of continuing education, we take a lot of doctoral students on their last rotations…
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Bigger Leaps and Jumps with Specific Leg Conditioning Plans

This week on the podcast we have a very exciting episode that I think is going to be very popular for anyone who's looking to get better jumps, leaps, and dance elements.  This was a free consult with Emilie, who won one of our giveaways…
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Exactly How To Increase Hip/Shoulder Flexibility for Gymnasts and Create Effective Cardio Circuits

This week on the podcast I am very excited to have on coach Shay, who won the competition we held alongside the launch of the Peak Gymnastics Power course. Which included a free consultation with me to chat, ask any questions and help with…
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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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Full Gymnastics Hip and Shoulder Flexibility Lecture Now Available

Safely improving hip and shoulder flexibility in gymnasts to get new skills or better scores is one of the most common questions I get. It can be one of the most confusing things for gymnastics coaches and medical providers to tackle, especially…
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The Exact Hip Flexibility Exercises I Use To Improve Splits and Pike Shapes in Gymnasts

Recently I put together a blog post that outlined exactly what shoulder flexibility exercises and circuits I give to gymnasts who struggle with handstands or pommel horse swings (find it here if interested). A ton of people said they really…
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10 Quick Tips - Safely Developing Hip Flexibility in Gymnasts

I've written some pretty in-depth articles on my thoughts related to hip flexibility research, injury mechanisms, and in gym methods, I think are useful. If you want to check them out, take a peek here, here, and here. Also, if you want to…
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Are Oversplits Bad for Gymnasts? Combining Science and Real Life in the Gym For Safe, But Effective, Split Flexibility Methods

Talk about a catchy blog title, right? Before anyone thinks I'm here to set fires, I'm not. The goal of this blog post is to give gymnastics and the medical world information, tools, and practical strategies to approach the topic of split and…
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Fixing Bridges and Preventing Back Pain - 5 Common Issues and How To Address Them

A good bridge is a fundamental part of gymnastics. Unfortunately, it is also a movement that gives coaches, healthcare providers, and athletes a lot of problems. Back pain with bridges and other hyper extension skills is a huge issue within…