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5 "Must Hit" Milestones For Gymnastics Shoulder Rehabilitation

The rates of shoulder injuries, especially on the men's side, are staggeringly high in our sport. A systematic review from Thomas in 2019 showed that shoulder injuries can be up to 42.8% and 30.8% of all injuries for male and female gymnasts,…

Free 6 Day Gymnastics Strength, Flexibility and Cardio Program for Coronavirus

Hey everyone. First off, I hope you are healthy, safe, and doing your best to take are of your mental health with the craziness of the coronavirus changing our lives so quick. I'll keep this very short and to the point. I know the gymnastics…
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Nick Ruddock's Best Vault Drills, Techniques, and Coaching Tips

I'm excited to share an absolutely fantastic podcast episode with the SHIFT community today. Nick Ruddock is one of my best buddies, and we regularly are talking and sharing ideas. He is one of the most sought after gymnastics coaches in…
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Complete Gymnastics Shoulder Performance - How To Develop Flexibility, Strength, and Power

I've really been looking forward to posting this, as it has been something a ton of people email or message me about. High-level shoulder performance is absolutely critical for gymnastics. For one, it is the main joint that supports proper handstands,…
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When To Progress Young Gymnasts to Big Skills, and Advice on Developing Young Gymnasts

Part of the 'art' of coaching is being able to read the athletes you work with, and understanding when to push them forward vs pull back a bit. Specifically in gymnastics, this often comes up in times of new skills being taught or attempted. In…

How to Build Easy Cardio Circuits When Time and Space is Limited in The Gym

Offseason cardio training is one of the most important things we can do to help build endurance, get our athletes more prepared for pre-season training, and also increase their energy levels for long practices. Benefits of general mixed off-season…

Must Know Tips for Building Gymnastics Strength Programs In the Offseason

The sport of gymnastics is changing quite a bit, with our approach to Physical Preparation or Strength and Conditioning, being one of the largest overhauls going on. There are a few reasons for this, but the biggest causes in my mind are …
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SHIFT's New 200+ Free Gymnastics Video Database Is Now Available On Youtube!

Got another big announcement this week! Over the last 6 months, I filmed an insane amount of gymnastics exercise videos for my favorite strength, power, flexibility, and injury prevention exercises. I did this because people contact me all…
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Physical Preperation Must Haves for Gymnasts - A "10 Quick Tips" Guest Post by Nick Ruddock

Today, I'm excited to bring you Part 2 of the guest post series from my good friend Nick Ruddock. In his last guest post, Nick went over some fantastic points about preventing a toxic gymnastics training culture, and instead turning it into…
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Weighted Block Pull / Push for Cardio - Video Quick Tip

Today I wanted to share a new cardio station I got from my Strength and Conditioning coach friends at Champion Physical Therapy. I have been using it a lot as part of our summer conditioning circuits that focus a lot on building General Physical…