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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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The Shake-Up Begins As Coaches And Gymnasts Are Released

The Shake-Up Begins As Coaches And Gymnasts Are Released

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon   College Gymnastics season is over and now the “Shake-Up” begins! Depending on how well teams competed, scored and placed throughout the season could mean keeping your job and/or scholarship or possibly having some very devastating news handed to you. The NC State Wolfpack gymnastics team was the first to announce shocking news as ...

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Are Oversplits Bad for Gymnasts? Combining Science and Real Life in the Gym For Safe, But Effective, Split Flexibility Methods

Are Oversplits Bad for Gymnasts? Combining Science and Real Life in the Gym For Safe, But Effective, Split Flexibility Methods

  Gymnastics News Network Talk about a catchy blog title, right? Before anyone thinks I’m here to set fires, I’m not. The goal of this blog post is to give gymnastics and the medical world information, tools, and practical strategies to approach the topic of split and over split training. Hopefully, I can meld current science with the reality of needing ...

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