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Announcing the Brand New SHIFT Online Educational Center! Launching March 6th

Announcing the Brand New SHIFT Online Educational Center! Launching March 6th

Gymnastics News Network Readers may have noticed that I’ve been under the radar for the last few months. This is true, but it has been for a good reason. I have been working like crazy the last six months to finish up a huge project, and I’m excited that it’s finally ready. On Monday, March 6th, I will be officially launching the “SHIFT ...

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Slider Tuck Throughs : Video Quick Tip!

Slider Tuck Throughs : Video Quick Tip!

Gymnastics News Network   This week I wanted to share a quick post one of my favorite shaping based strength exercises. It is by no means new, as sliders and these types of exercises have been around forever. Slider Tuck Through variations are something I have put into our strength in some form once per or twice per week. Here are ...

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My New Free Lecture “Essentials of Gymnastics Strength and Injury Prevention” Is Online For Free!

My New Free Lecture “Essentials of Gymnastics Strength and Injury Prevention” Is Online For Free!

Gymnastics News Network Two of the topics that many people involved in gymnastics frequently ask me about are: Strength training principles, and how I approach a newer “hybrid model” of both body weight and external load based programs for gymnasts Ways to reduce injuries during training and plan for the entire competitive season As much as I think writing blogs ...

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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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4 Fears of Mental Blocks and Lost Skills

4 Fears of Mental Blocks and Lost Skills

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon   Having been in the sport of gymnastics for the past 40+ years, I have seen my share of gymnasts struggle with “mental blocks” or go through stages where they “lose a skill”. Not only is this extremely frustrating for the gymnast, but also for the coaches and parents. Having a mental block or ...

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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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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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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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