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Online Access to the Gymnastics Physical Preparation Masterclass with Nick Ruddock is Now Available!

Online Access to the Gymnastics Physical Preparation Masterclass with Nick Ruddock is Now Available!

Gymnastics News Network Last month I had the huge honor of being invited to speak in the United Kingdom along side Nick Ruddock. Nick has over 12 years of experience coaching at the elite and Olympic level of gymnastics. He has consulted with 12 gymnastics federations, multiple private clients, and has helped education 1000’s of gymnastics coaches in his travels. Now, ...

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3 Drills to Reduce Rib Flaring in Athletes

3 Drills to Reduce Rib Flaring in Athletes

Gymnastics News Network There are tons of reasons why an athlete may show a dramatic rib flare during many skills, whether in sports or during strength and conditioning. In a post I wrote a few months ago, I went pretty in-depth about what reasons could lead to somebody having some issues with overhead motion and replay. Hip and shoulder mobility ...

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8 Important Gymnastics Training Take Aways from the U.K. Physical Preparation Masterclass

8 Important Gymnastics Training Take Aways from the U.K. Physical Preparation Masterclass

Gymnastics News Network This past weekend I had the great pleasure of joining Nick Ruddock of Nick Ruddock Gymnastics in the United Kingdom to guest speak at his Physical Preparation Masterclass. For those that are not familiar, Nick was the former Great Britan junior national team coach and has worked extensively on the elite/Olympic level of gymnastics as a coach and consultant ...

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Pitt Gymnastics Hires Samantha Snider As New Head Coach!

Pitt Gymnastics Hires Samantha Snider As New Head Coach!

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon The University of Pittsburgh has named Samantha Snider as the new Panther head coach! After 31 years as the head coach for the Panthers, Debbie Yohman stepped down, retiring from her long standing career in gymnastics.  Samantha Snider joins the Panther team after an eight year run working with the Arkansas Razorbacks Gymnastics team. The ...

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Not Slowing Down – Whittenburg Getting Stronger With New Skill

Not Slowing Down – Whittenburg Getting Stronger With New Skill

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Donnell Whittenburg will turn 23 years old this August, but he is not slowing down! After the devastation of only becoming an alternate for the 2016 Olympics, Whittenburg has hit this year with goals set high and ready to accomplish his plans. One goal Whittenburg has checked off his goal list is the ability ...

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Weightlifting for Gymnasts, and Gymnastics for Weightlifters – Episode #9 of the Vaughn Weightlifting Podacast

Weightlifting for Gymnasts, and Gymnastics for Weightlifters – Episode #9 of the Vaughn Weightlifting Podacast

Gymnastics News Network Today I’m really excited to share an episode of the Vaughn Weightlifting Podcast that I was fortunate to be asked on. Chad Vaughn is a 2x Olympian in the Sport of Weightlifting (2004 and 2008), is one of the coaches at Power Monkey I get to spend a ton of time with, and is someone I am ...

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Gymnasts Everywhere – Wear Pink On Friday In Support Of Maddison!

Gymnasts Everywhere – Wear Pink On Friday In Support Of Maddison!

Gymnastics News Network This beautiful gymnast from Classics Gymnastics has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Six short months ago, Maddison was a healthy and very active gymnast. Now she is ready to turn 8 years old on Friday and we are rallying the gymnastics community to ban together wearing pink in support of Maddison – praying for a miracle. Maddison has ...

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Another Coach Turns A Blind Eye – Be An Advocate, Not A Bystander

Another Coach Turns A Blind Eye – Be An Advocate, Not A Bystander

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Recently GNN reported that a victim, Jane Doe, brought suit against former club owner and head coach, Mike West, for sexual abuse that happen during the 1980’s and 1990’s. We also noted that West’s assistant coach, Sam Mc Bride, witnessing the abuse taking place, yet remained silent as court documentation states, ’West managed to ...

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Gymnastics Sideplank Clam/Reverse Clam for Hip Strength – Video Quick Tip

Gymnastics Sideplank Clam/Reverse Clam for Hip Strength – Video Quick Tip

Gymnastics News Network I’m a huge fan of using doublets or triplets in our strength program to sneak in some much needed, but often overlooked, hip exercises for the smaller stabilizer muscles. They are so important for both injury prevention and optimal hip performance during gymnastics skills. As a busy coach, I know all too well hard it can be ...

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Active Gymnastics Coach Dissuaded From Reporting Sexual Abuse

Active Gymnastics Coach Dissuaded From Reporting Sexual Abuse

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon So much negative behavior has been brought to light in the gymnastics community lately that it certainly has brought out the courageousness in many that may not have stepped forward before. The sexual abuse scandal is not the only focus that people should be aware of these days. GNN has discovered that one coach ...

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