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Combatting Wrist Injuries in Men’s Gymnastics: 5 Tips For Training

Combatting Wrist Injuries in Men’s Gymnastics: 5 Tips For Training

Gymnastics News Network Wrist pain and wrist injuries are unfortunately a huge issue in men’s gymnastics. I personally suffered from a lot of wrist pain towards the end of my career, along with many of my teammates. In the last six months or so I have treated 5 male gymnasts with a variety of issues, ranging from less severe strains all ...

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Mobility Hacks and The Global Performance Summit

Mobility Hacks and The Global Performance Summit

Gymnastics News Network Good morning everyone! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Zach Long of The Barbell Physio to be interviewed for the Global Performance Summit. We chatted for almost an hour on gymnastics and mobility, movement hacks, screening, instability based injuries, and more. My talk was just one on a huge list of interviews ...

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Gymnastics Performance Assessment – Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention For The Gymnasts

Gymnastics Performance Assessment – Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention For The Gymnasts

Gymnastics News Network Now that season is over – come get your Gymnastics Injury Prevention Assessment. We will be doing them all over the country. The best way to stay healthy is to be proactive and find out your areas of weakness and work on them over the summer. Just like you train basics and new skills – you need ...

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Follow Up To Gymnast with Shoulder Instability and Pain During Overshoots, Plus Shoulder Performance Drills

Follow Up To Gymnast with Shoulder Instability and Pain During Overshoots, Plus Shoulder Performance Drills

Gymnastics News Network A few months ago I posted an article related to general hypermobility/instability causing shoulder pain in one of my level 9 gymnasts. I brought up some concepts that I think are very important related to flexibility training, dynamic stability, motor control, and the importance of technique in training. I’m happy to say that she is pain free for her shoulder and has been ...

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3 Of My Favorite Squat Mobility Drills

3 Of My Favorite Squat Mobility Drills

Gymnastics News Network There are about a hundred reasons why a good squat is beneficial. From a mother picking up her small child, to an Olympic Weight Lifter catching heavy cleans, to a gymnast trying to absorb a landing, good squat mobility is essential. Many times people are doing only soft tissue work in hopes of magically loosening their hips up, ...

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Competitive Season Is Done, Now What? 5 Tips For Post Season

Competitive Season Is Done, Now What?  5 Tips For Post Season

Gymnastics News Network For most gymnasts across both high school and college levels, the season has come to a close or is almost at a close (with nationals being this weekend). For the YMCA side of things, regionals and nationals are quickly approaching. Elite is slightly different with the longer season and the Olympic year upon us, but non the less the towards the ...

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Master Handstand Push Ups With 3 Mobility Must Haves

Master Handstand Push Ups With 3 Mobility Must Haves

Gymnastics News Network Through CrossFit and many other fitness platforms, a lot of people are trying to pursue handstand and handstand push ups during training. Being a former gymnast and still being a coach, nothing makes me happier. However, many people are unfortunately jumping over some key steps. It many times leads to a visit in the clinic for advice on wrist, shoulder, or neck pain. ...

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Maximizing Flexibility and Strength for Gymnasts: Brand New Live 1 Day Seminar

Maximizing Flexibility and Strength for Gymnasts: Brand New Live 1 Day Seminar

Gymnastics News Network Brand new announcement! Out of all the different areas in gymnastics I have evolved my thoughts the most on, my approaches to flexibility and strength have changed the greatest. It’s crucial that we understand and use the most current principles to maximize our gymnasts performance and also keep them safe. Join myself and my good friend Rupert Egan, MS ...

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6 Glute Training Exercises Gymnasts Need To Do Regularly

6 Glute Training Exercises Gymnasts Need To Do Regularly

Gymnastics News Network The glute muscles are an area of the hip that gymnasts and coaches are familiar with, and get attention a lot of attention due during training. “Squeeze your butt”, “Hold your shape” and “extend your hips” usually have something to due with coaches talking about and training the glutes. However, you might be amazed how common it is ...

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