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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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USA Gymnastics Under Attack Yet Again As Abuse Allegations Hit An Unbelievable Mark

USA Gymnastics Under Attack Yet Again As Abuse Allegations Hit An Unbelievable Mark

Gymnastics News Network By: Terri Laymon  It comes as no surprise to see that USA Gymnastics (the governing body for gymnastics across the US) has come under attack once again. Allegations that over 368 sexual abuse claims have been filed with USAG over a period spanning 20 years (and that’s only the cases that have been reported). That comes down ...

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Comparing Weight Bearing Wrist Mobility to Ankle Mobility

Comparing Weight Bearing Wrist Mobility to Ankle Mobility

Gymnastics News Network 22 Nov  No Comments Dave Coaches, Gymnasts/Athletes, Wrist handstands, screening, Wrist Mobility It’s become widely known that weight bearing ankle mobility is part of developing a full ranged, properly executed squat. Many people understand the common compensations that can develop such as limited depth, the knees rolling in, or lower back/hip soreness. Considering this concept, the same parallels exists between weight bearing wrist mobility and ...

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5 Easy Screens for Detecting Back Pain in Gymnasts

5 Easy Screens for Detecting Back Pain in Gymnasts

Gymnastics News Network It’s widely known that lower back pain is a huge problem in both male and female gymnastics.  Despite more education coming out and progress being made, I unfortunately still treat a ton of gymnasts weekly at Champion for lower back pain. I feel by far one of the biggest contributors for things snowballing to big injuries fast is that pain is ...

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Laurie Hernandez Debuts Personal Leotard Collection As She Joins GK Elite Sportswear

Laurie Hernandez Debuts Personal Leotard Collection As She Joins GK Elite Sportswear

Gymnastics News Network By: Terri Laymon Laurie Hernandez Signs with GK as Newest Endorsed Athlete Laurie Hernandez is excited to share the news that she has teamed with GK Elite Sportswear, L.P. as one of the many officially endorsed athletes. GK is the world’s leading supplier of gymnastics apparel. Hernandez made her senior elite debut as a member of the ...

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Hip Stability Exercises for Gymnasts

Hip Stability Exercises for Gymnasts

Gymnastics News Network So – here’s a great quick video on hip stability exercises that every coach, parent, and gymnast should watch. Hips are so important on every event and can certain be overused or strained which can lead to injuries from within the hips themselves all along the back. Great exercises! – GNN Team Hip stability exercises are critical to ...

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Treating Gymnasts with “Chronic Hip Flexor Strains” – From Clinic To Practice #6b

Treating Gymnasts with “Chronic Hip Flexor Strains” – From Clinic To Practice #6b

Gymnastics News Network Last week in Part 1 of this article, I went over the background and current research concepts for a lot of gymnasts I have been treating with micro instability based hip injuries. This week I wanted to talk about one more contributive factor, and then dive into all of the practical treatment concepts I think gymnastics as a whole needs to ...

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From Clinic To Practice 6: Chronic “Hip Flexor Strains” in Gymnasts

From Clinic To Practice 6: Chronic “Hip Flexor Strains” in Gymnasts

Gymnastics News Network  One of the areas I have spent the most time researching, treating, and brainstorming on is hip pain in gymnastics. When first starting to treat many gymnasts, I couldn’t quite seem to wrap my head around why so many athletes suffered from chronic, debilitating “hip flexor strains” and groin pain that caused them to lose months of training. By studying ...

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3 Critical Nutrition Tips Gyms Can Do to Improve Performance

3 Critical Nutrition Tips Gyms Can Do to Improve Performance

Gymnastics News Network Over the past 2 months I have had the opportunity to give our Nutrition = Performance Seminar throughout the U.S. and have found that gyms do very similar things in regards to nutrition in the gym. So I wanted to give you 3 performance tips that you can implement in your gym to make a big difference ...

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The #1 Way To Get Ready for Gym Each Day

The #1 Way To Get Ready for Gym Each Day

Gymnastics News Network And the #1 way to get your daughter ready for gym each day is… The pre-workout snack, of course! The pre-workout snack is the most important meal of the day for a gymnast (there are of course important meals for humans that might top this, but specifically for gymnastics, this is the one). We get into why ...

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