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3 Pillars For Real Change In Gymnastics : Education, Workloads, & Cultural Standards

I hope everyone is doing well during the ongoing coronavirus situation! My thoughts are with everyone as the world keeps rolling along. Today I'm excited to bring everyone a great podcast chat I had with my good buddies Dave Durante and Chad…

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,…
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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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A Must Listen Interview with Tim Gabbett, PhD - How Workload Research Can Increase Performance and Reduce Injury Risk

There are a handful of very well-known sports scientists and researchers around the world. One of those researchers is  Tim Gabbett, PhD. His work has been incredibly helpful to look at how spikes in training load are associated with injury…
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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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Help Gymnasts Hit More Routines in Meets with These Essential Workload and Recovery Tips

It's around this time of the year that many people in gymnastics worldwide are gearing up for their first competitions. It usually brings with it lots of anxiety, an increase in training intensity, and unfortunately many times an increase in…