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3 Things That Must Go In A Gymnast’s Warm Up

3 Things That Must Go In A Gymnast’s Warm Up

Gymnastics News Network As I continue to learn and think more, I’m always looking to tweak our gymnastics practices in an effort to help our athletes as much as possible. The warm up is one of the most essential parts of practice, as it helps prepare the body for the training load and the process of motor skill development. Participants of ...

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Achievers Gymnastics Center Seeking Coaches

Achievers Gymnastics Center Seeking Coaches

Gymnastics News Network Achievers Gymnastics Center (Denton, TX) is looking to hire a girls team program director and optional coach…. Full time position starting pay 25-30K. Please contact Frank Kudlac if you have any contacts that might be interested. Please help spread the word about the position. Fkudlac@aol.com. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE HEADLINES GNN Source: Frank Kudlac – ...

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5 Tips To Reduce Shoulder Injuries In Men’s Gymnastics

5 Tips To Reduce Shoulder Injuries In Men’s Gymnastics

Gymnastics News Network Although I work with a lot of female gymnasts, I also work with a handful of male gymnast and many have shoulder problems. Unfortunately, I know from personal experience and through college teammates that shoulder injuries run wild in men’s gymnastics. I don’t know of one male gymnast that hasn’t had significant shoulder pain or an injury at some ...

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New Overhead Weight Bearing Shoulder Stabilization Exercise

New Overhead Weight Bearing Shoulder Stabilization Exercise

Gymnastics News Network   Here is a stabilization drill I have started to use a lot to help weight bearing overhead athletes train dynamic stability. Many times the forces of handstands, impact, or other axial loads are very high and as a result injuries come up, such as anterior biceps tendinopathy, instability events, or posterior-inferior labral tears. Problems can also come up down the chain ...

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Olympic Medalist Courtney Kupets Carter To Join The Coaching Staff At Oconee Gymnastics In Georgia

Olympic Medalist Courtney Kupets Carter To Join The Coaching Staff At Oconee Gymnastics In Georgia

Gymnastics News Network Olympic medalist, Courtney Kupets Carter, recently announced that she will be joining the coaching staff at Oconee Gymnastics beginning in July 2016. Courtney announced on social media: “I am so excited to announce that in July 2016, I will officially become part of the Oconee Gymnastics coaching staff. I was so blessed as a gymnast to win Olympic medals ...

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Brand New Content Schedule for Gymnastics rEvolution Seminars

Brand New Content Schedule for Gymnastics rEvolution Seminars

Gymnastics News Network Dr Josh Eldridge and I are getting very exited for our two huge Gymnastics rEvolution Seminars approaching this spring in Michigan and Pennsylvania. One of our core philosophies is that we want to give people the most current, best educational information possible that can be applied directly to gymnastics training the next day. I speak for both of us when I ...

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Building Off Aly Raisman’s Comment on Increased Ankle Injuries – 5 More Reasons To Consider

Building Off Aly Raisman’s Comment on Increased Ankle Injuries – 5 More Reasons To Consider

Gymnastics News Network Aly Raisman said in an interview recently that she hopes the landing rules may change, so that the next generation of gymnasts may not suffer so many ankle injuries. She noted almost every athlete on the national team now tapes their ankles, which I’m sure is related repetitive high impact injuries snowballing over time. This certainly is the case with thousands of ...

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Video Quick Tip! Full Tuck Handstand Drill For Overhead Strength

Video Quick Tip! Full Tuck Handstand Drill For Overhead Strength

Gymnastics News Network Here is a drill that I learned a lot time ago, but have recently been using a lot more putting my own spin on it. I think it’s great to work weight bearing, end range shoulder control without allowing rib flare cheating. Many gymnasts will find it extremely tough when they are not allowed to rib flare, and are forced ...

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Screening Overhead Mobility Update For Coaches and Clinicians

Screening Overhead Mobility Update For Coaches and Clinicians

Gymnastics News Network When working with a client, it’s important to assess overhead mobility in positions relevant to their sport or activities. After reading newer research, learning some techniques from Mike Reinold, and playing around with applications in the clinic, I have greatly changed how I go about this. I’m now much more thorough using different planes of motions and degrees of shoulder rotation ...

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Don’t Feed The Fire: Modifying Strength To Increase Flexibility

Don’t Feed The Fire: Modifying Strength To Increase Flexibility

Gymnastics News Network This is something I have been thinking about as I continue to treat a lot more gymnasts who come to me with injury or performance issues. I’m always trying to break down the problem to help the athlete, but also find the “spark” that created it. One pattern that has emerged surrounds gymnasts who are struggling with their flexibility, but ...

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