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The Biggest Areas For Change in Gymnastics and How Stress Affects Athletes

Since releasing my newest Gymnastics E-Book (find it for free here), I’ve been super grateful to be asked on a lot of podcasts and interviews. Most recently, I joined my good friend Dr. Ryan Debell on his show, The Movement Fix Podcast. To be honest, this was one of the most fun podcasts I’ve done in a while, mainly because of the importance and width of content we chatted on. Some of the topics included

  • The biggest areas of change for gymnastics to focus on, given the current situation going on
  • Myths and misunderstandings about stretching, with research and experiences to consider
  • How gymnasts can start safely and effectively using weightlifting as pieces to their program
  • Why it’s so important for gymnastics professionals, medical providers, and parents to focus on leading themselves first before leading others
  • A very nerdy ending chat about stress neuroendocrinology and epigenetics, and how it relates to youth athletics as well as gymnastics.

It was a blast to talk with Ryan, he’s a fantastic resource for anyone in the strength and medical field. You can find the entire podcast by following the link here,

The Movement Fix Podcast Episode 83 with Dr. Dave Tilley: Gymnastics, Stretching Myths, and Epigenetics 


I hope everyone finds some value in what we talked on!

– Dave

Dave Tilley DPT, SCS, CSCS

CEO/Founder of SHIFT Movement Science