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How to Have Your Best Competitive Gymnastics Season Part 4 - Off Season

Today on the podcast we are wrapping up our epic four-part series on optimizing the competitive year. We started with the foundational base needed, then went onto the Preseason and discussed how to get athletes ready, followed by the demands…
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How to Have Your Best Competitive Gymnastics Season Part 3 - In Season

This week on the podcast is part three of the four-part series which we have already had some great feedback from; on how to get the most success out of the competitive year in gymnastics. Firstly we explored and discussed the foundational…
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How to Have Your Best Competitive Gymnastics Season Part 2 - Pre Season

Today on the podcast is part two of the four-part series that has been highly requested by my online group The Hero Lab, about how to get the most success out of the competitive year in gymnastics. Planing for the gymnastics competitive year…
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Discussing A New Model of Gymnastics Part 4 - Planning The Competitive Year

This lecture series has produced an enormous amount of conversation and positive feedback! I'm grateful that people value my opinions, and it has been awesome to hear everyone's constructive criticism. If you haven't been following along, …
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How Much is Too Much for Young Gymnasts? (Free Lecture and PDF Download)

I've written about this topic before, but the mysterious question of how much work to how much recovery is appropriate for young gymnasts continues to be a question that stumps many people in gymnastics. This topic is something that continues…
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How Much is Too Much in Gymnastics? How Chronic Stress Impacts Young Athletes

Today on the blog I'm really excited to get out a new lecture that has been in the works for a while. It is one that I feel is the msot central topic currently facing gymnastics - how much is too much for young gymnasts? This podcast is from…
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The #1 Cause of Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Gymnastics, and How To Help

Every year I get a huge influx in emails from coaches and parents regarding their gymnasts having large spikes in overuse injury rates and burnout. They also report a lot of fatigue in their gymnasts, saying that despite their best efforts the…
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Treat Strength Like Skill Training - A Change In The Gymnastics Strength and Conditioning Paradigm

Today I am happy to bring readers another fantastic guest post by Rupert Egan. Rupert wrote Part 1 of this article series a while back, and I'm excited he is back for Part 2. I think Rupert brings up some crucial points here that coaches and…
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3 Thoughts To A Key Article - "Women's Worlds Team Defying The Norm: Is Sixteen No Longer The Peak?"

Gymnastike put out a great article this week "Women's Worlds Team Defying The Norm: Is Sixteen No Longer The Peak?". I think the concepts behind this article are crucial for all of gymnastics to consider. This idea of age being just a number,…
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Guest Post By Rupert Egan: Gymnastics Periodization To Maximize Performance (Part 1)

Today I'm super excited to start a guest post series from my friend Rupert Egan. I originally starting talking with Rupert last year regarding strength and conditioning concepts for gymnasts. I recently had the chance to spend a week with…