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Nastia Liukin Cup Series Continues To Flourish Into It’s Eight Year

Nastia Liukin Cup Series Continues To Flourish Into It’s Eight Year

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon The Nastia Liukin Cup Series is entering it’s eighth season this year and is set to begin in two separate locations this weekend. the Atlanta Crown Invitational  in Atlanta, GA and the Twisters Invitational in Dimondale, MI will both crown one senior gymnast with Atlanta also naming one junior gymnast set to compete in the ...

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Gymnastics – Guts And Determination Make Us Who We Are

Gymnastics – Guts And Determination Make Us Who We Are

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon The JO Optional and Collegiate (and even Elite) Gymnastics season begins in just a couple days. It comes as no secret that these girls have been practicing and competing for years and years to be able to get to the point where they are today. Gymnastics requires an immense amount of practice and countless ...

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Healthcare Quick Tip – Unique Eccentric Exercise for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy in Gymnasts/Dancers

Healthcare Quick Tip – Unique Eccentric Exercise for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy in Gymnasts/Dancers

Gymnastics News Network I have worked with quite a few cases of proximal hamstring tendinopathy and/or ischial apophysitis in the last year. The cases I work with tend not be the “Type 1” running/sprinting based mechanisms commonly seen and discussed in literature, but more the aesthetic based sport population like gymnastics, dance, and so on. These “Type II” proximal hamstring tendinopathy’s are ...

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Recruiting Information-Let’s Get Started!

Recruiting Information-Let’s Get Started!

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  If you are a middle or high school student athlete looking to get recruited, you may feel overwhelmed with the whole recruiting process.  Whether you have already started your recruiting plan or not, here are five things you can do to help get yourself organized.  Make a list of all colleges you’re interested in.  ...

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Video Quick Tip! Medball V Up Passes

Video Quick Tip! Medball V Up Passes

Gymnastics News Network Medball V Ups How To Perform This Exercise This exercise is relatively straight forward. The athlete starts in a tuck hold position with the medball in their hands. They will slowly extend their arms overhead until the medball lightly taps the ground above their head, and hold for 1-2 seconds (cycle a full breath in and out). ...

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5 Leg Exercises to Build Explosive Power for Gymnastics

5 Leg Exercises to Build Explosive Power for Gymnastics

Gymnastics News Network Explosive lower body power and the ability to dissipate high force are both crucial factors for gymnastics success.  On the women’s side, 3 of the events are primarily leg driven with substantial benefit given to those athletes that express and absorb high force. On the men’s side, huge tumbling passes and notable increases in vault / dismount difficulty have demanded athletes develop more lower body ...

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SJSU Adds 2 for 2018 Season

SJSU Adds 2 for 2018 Season

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey San Jose State University Head Coach Wayne Wright announced the signing of two gymnasts for the Class of 2017- Madelyn Probst and Nicole Duggan, both from Arizona.  “Nicole and Madelyn will be great additions to our team.  They bring great skill sets to our program.” said Wright. Probst is a level 10 from Gold ...

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Oklahoma Men a Force to Be Reckoned With

Oklahoma Men a Force to Be Reckoned With

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey It’s no secret that Oklahoma has become the dominant force in gymnastics, and I’m not just talking about the women.   The Sooner men are equally impressive-holding the title of National Champions for the past 2 years, and heading into this season as the number 1 coaches pick.  Along with their stellar line-up, their coaching staff is packed with talent ...

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Bowling Green State University-Our Strength Lies in Our Unity

Bowling Green State University-Our Strength Lies in Our Unity

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Bowling Green State University is making a name for themselves.  With their appearance at Regionals last April, the Falcons gained confidence and experience.  Recently, Associate Head Coach Jason Bauer took some time to speak to us about the upcoming season and where the team is headed. Which meet are you looking forward to this ...

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Molly Quirk-University of Arizona

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?   Molly Quirk-University of Arizona

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Spotlight on Molly Quirk, University of Arizona Years on team: 2009-2013 Favorite event:  Beam Favorite award:  I was an Academic All-American my senior year, and I’m pretty proud of that. Favorite Memory:  My favorite memory is probably my senior night.  Almost my whole family came down to Tucson for the weekend, some who had never ...

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