Tag Archive for: shoulder flexibility

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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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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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3 Key Gymnastics Topics Shoulder PreHab, Achilles Tears, and Strength Programs

Today in the podcast we are bringing you something very exciting, a little behind the scenes a peek at something we've been doing for the Shift community. I run an online group called The Hero Lab, in which we have a private discussion forum…
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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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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 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 Drills I Use to Increase Overhead Shoulder Flexibility

Just like many readers, I work with a lot of gymnasts both on our team and at Champion who struggle with limited overhead flexibility. It can be frustrating for the gymnast due to a lack of progress in skills, and I often see it as a factor…
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Increase Split and Shoulder Flexibility with These Easy (Yet Not Commonly Used) Exercises

Hip flexibility for better splits or leaps, overhead shoulder flexibility for better handstands, and behind the back flexibility for better pommel or bar swings are very common issues many gymnasts or coaches face. I've spent many years in…
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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…