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3 Healthy Things to Talk About with Other Moms at The Gym

3 Healthy Things to Talk About with Other Moms at The Gym

Gymnastics News Network Moms (and sometimes dads) have a lot of time to sit around in the lobby or the viewing area and talk, and talk they do. I’ve been in a lot of gyms and I’ve heard a lot of things being discussed there. From coaches, to gymnasts, to outfits, and even stuff that I can’t write here! But ...

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Video Quick Tip! The Multiple Benefits of Dumbbell Push Presses for Gymnasts

Video Quick Tip! The Multiple Benefits of Dumbbell Push Presses for Gymnasts

Gymnastics News Network As I’ve talked about many times, the fears and misunderstandings about using external loading in gymnastics continues to be an uphill battle. The reality of the situation is that when the correct choice of exercises are properly taught, implemented, and programmed, there are enormous benefits for gymnasts. One of the exercises I feel falls into a this ...

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5 Non Traditional Core Exercises Every Gymnast Should Use

5 Non Traditional Core Exercises Every Gymnast Should Use

Gymnastics News Network Every gymnast, gymnastics coach, strength coach, and medical provider knows that appropriate core development is essential for success and reduced injury in gymnastics. There are hundreds of gymnastics specific core strength exercises to pick from (presses/stalders, L holds, leg lifts, planks, arch/hollow rocks, etc), many of which need to be done on a regular basis. However, as I have progressed ...

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GK Collaborates with Disney on a Magical Line of Leotards

GK Collaborates with Disney on a Magical Line of Leotards

Gymnastics News Network By: Terri Laymon GK Elite Sportswear, L.P. has announced an exclusive leotard collection that brings the magic of Disney with the quality of GK’s amazing fit. GK Elite Sportswear id the world’s leading supplier of gymnastics apparel while Disney holds the title for Magic and Wonder! “Working with The Walt Disney Company is a dream come true,” said Kelly McKeown, ...

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The SHIFT Gymnastics Education Vol. 1 E-Book Is Finally Here!!

The SHIFT Gymnastics Education Vol. 1 E-Book Is Finally Here!!

Gymnastics News Network What Is The SHIFT Gymnastics Educational Series? Over the last 4 years, I have been on a non stop pursuit of trying to help gymnasts perform at a higher level, reduce their risk of injuries, and have longer more successful careers. I have done this by spending hours reading the most current gymnastics research, connecting patterns in the gymnasts ...

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Double Box Jumps To Develop Explosive Leg Power: Video Quick Tip

Double Box Jumps To Develop Explosive Leg Power: Video Quick Tip

Gymnastics News Network Although many people are in the post season looking to get into strength cycles, I wanted to share one of my favorite drills for developing leg power and explosive quickness. Many gymnasts I work  do a ton of leg strength and  plyometric based bounding drills (panel mat plyo lines, tuck/split bounces down floor, etc) but may be missing out on ...

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Hip Pain? Stretching Is NOT The Answer

Hip Pain? Stretching Is NOT The Answer

Gymnastics News Network What Causes Hip Tightness and Pain? Keep in touch with what we’re doing here at Gymnast Care. Join our Gymnast Care Email Team by clicking here. I hear it all the time…my gymnast is having hip flexor pain. I even had a national team coach tell me once that the national team is suffering from hip flexor weakness ...

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Assessing and Fixing The Dreaded “Pike Arch” Handstand: 6 Issues To Consider

Assessing and Fixing The Dreaded “Pike Arch” Handstand: 6 Issues To Consider

Gymnastics News Network The very commonly seen “pike arch” and rib flared handstand is something many gymnastics coaches and athletes are frustrated by. Although to the average person it may not seem like a big issue, in reality to the trained coach or medical provider it is known to be a something that can haunt a gymnast for many years ...

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Video Quick Tip: Single Leg Medball Tosses

Video Quick Tip: Single Leg Medball Tosses

Gymnastics News Network One of the most common areas I see gymnastics overlook is reactive balance control work, especially in the frontal plane. During strength programs, we usually are good a programing larger muscle groups and even preparing for power/speed. We often time overlook how huge reactive balance work is for both performance (staying on beam, single leg power in ...

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Valerie Liukin Leads US Women’s Gymnastics Into New Era

Valerie Liukin Leads US Women’s Gymnastics Into New Era

Gymnastics News Network By: Terri Laymon USA Gymnastics has announced that Valeri Liukin, a two time Olympic Champion, has been appointed the new U.S. Women’s National Team coordinator. Liukin is stepping up from being the elite development coordinator for the last 3 years. Reporting directly to the senior vice president of the U.S. women’s program, Rhonda Faehn, Liukin will remain ...

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