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Understand and Combatting the Elbow Injury in Gymnastics (Part 2)

Understand and Combatting the Elbow Injury in Gymnastics (Part 2)

Gymnastics News Network After publishing Part 1 of this article series last week, I was completely blown away to see the response it got. Along with making it’s way around to thousands of people on social media, I also got quite a few emails asking questions about elbow issues and OCD injuries in gymnastics. I’m really happy that people enjoyed the information, ...

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Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic In Gymnastics (Part 1)

Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic In Gymnastics (Part 1)

Gymnastics News Network Over the last few years of treating a large amount of gymnastics patients, elbow injuries have consistently ranked in the top five most common issues athletes come in with. A few of them have been more traumatic, accident based problems (fell onto an outstretched arm, accidentally peeled off bars, etc). These injuries are usually elbow fractures, dislocations, or ...

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That Perfect Landing Leaves A Lasting Impression On Judges

That Perfect Landing Leaves A Lasting Impression On Judges

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Regional Competition, from Excel through Level 10 and even those competing at the collegiate level, for everyone is just around the corner! The extremely brief period of time between the state competition or conference championships is the time for refining and perfecting those gorgeous routines that enabled you to advance to the Regional level. ...

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USAG & Lawyers Face Off Over Safety & Solvency

USAG & Lawyers Face Off Over Safety & Solvency

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Although we look to the elite gymnasts as the pinnacle and icons of gymnastics, there are thousands of participants in this sport at the recreational, local, regional and school levels.  The recent criminal and legal issues USA Gymnastics (USAG) faces raises the question … Where do we all go from here? Parents want to ...

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USAG Debacle and Just Who Should Be Notified First of Wrongdoings

USAG Debacle and Just Who Should Be Notified First of Wrongdoings

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon With all the talk and scandal forming around the ever so heated topic of abuse within USAG and the abuse issues that have been mounting for decades, I really feel like I need to speak my mind about a few key issues. Let me start with a few clerical points. USAG is under attack ...

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Mihai Brestyan Named Australia’s National Team Coach

Mihai Brestyan Named Australia’s National Team Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Mihai Brestyan the longtime coach of Aly Raisman and former coach of Alicia Sacramone (Quinn), has been named coach of Australia’s Women’s National Gymnastics Team.  Brestyan, who was born in Romania, has led the U.S. national team at the 2010 and 2015 World Championships, and was named USA Gymnastics’ Coach of the Year in 2005, 2011 and 2013.  ...

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Nastia Luikin Cup-Qualifying Gymnasts 2017

Nastia Luikin Cup-Qualifying Gymnasts 2017

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   The Nastia Luikin Cup will be held on Friday, March 3rd in the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Complete List of Luikin Cup Qualifiers 2017: Carly Bauman (Chow’s Gymnastics)-Michigan Lynnzee Brown (GAGE)-Denver Rose Casali (Southeastern Gymnastics Center)-Denver Lali Dekanoidze (Southeastern Gymnastics Center) Nevaeh DeSouza (Dream Xtreme)-Cal * Sydney Doggette (Buckeye) * Mia Falcone ...

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3 Of My Favorite Cardio Workouts For Gymnasts During Competition Season

3 Of My Favorite Cardio Workouts For Gymnasts During Competition Season

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon The topic of cardio training is something of huge importance for gymnastics coaches, medical providers, and athletes to spend time learning about. It can be overwhelming for many people if they have not been exposed to the information. To help, I wanted to share 3 of my favorite “frameworks” of energy system workouts I use during the ...

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Increase Leg Power and Safety with Reactive Depth Jumps

Increase Leg Power and Safety with Reactive Depth Jumps

Gymnastics News Network   After posting a very popular article on 5 of my favorite lower body power exercises, I had a lot of people contact me asking if I could break down a few exercises further. Today, I wanted to share an exercise I think needs to be a staple in many ground-based jumping sports like gymnastics. They are called “reactive depth ...

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Treating A Rip

Treating A Rip

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon   Treating A Rip At some point in your gymnastics career, you will develop a rip on your palm, fingers, or wrists, if you haven’t already. So, the point is not figuring out how to avoid getting a rip, but how to treat it once you do rip. There are many different theories on ...

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