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USAG Debacle and Just Who Should Be Notified First of Wrongdoings

USAG Debacle and Just Who Should Be Notified First of Wrongdoings

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon With all the talk and scandal forming around the ever so heated topic of abuse within USAG and the abuse issues that have been mounting for decades, I really feel like I need to speak my mind about a few key issues. Let me start with a few clerical points. USAG is under attack ...

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Mihai Brestyan Named Australia’s National Team Coach

Mihai Brestyan Named Australia’s National Team Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Mihai Brestyan the longtime coach of Aly Raisman and former coach of Alicia Sacramone (Quinn), has been named coach of Australia’s Women’s National Gymnastics Team.  Brestyan, who was born in Romania, has led the U.S. national team at the 2010 and 2015 World Championships, and was named USA Gymnastics’ Coach of the Year in 2005, 2011 and 2013.  ...

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Nastia Luikin Cup-Qualifying Gymnasts 2017

Nastia Luikin Cup-Qualifying Gymnasts 2017

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   The Nastia Luikin Cup will be held on Friday, March 3rd in the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Complete List of Luikin Cup Qualifiers 2017: Carly Bauman (Chow’s Gymnastics)-Michigan Lynnzee Brown (GAGE)-Denver Rose Casali (Southeastern Gymnastics Center)-Denver Lali Dekanoidze (Southeastern Gymnastics Center) Nevaeh DeSouza (Dream Xtreme)-Cal * Sydney Doggette (Buckeye) * Mia Falcone ...

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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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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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Nastia Liukin Cup Series Continues To Flourish Into It’s Eight Year

Nastia Liukin Cup Series Continues To Flourish Into It’s Eight Year

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon The Nastia Liukin Cup Series is entering it’s eighth season this year and is set to begin in two separate locations this weekend. the Atlanta Crown Invitational  in Atlanta, GA and the Twisters Invitational in Dimondale, MI will both crown one senior gymnast with Atlanta also naming one junior gymnast set to compete in the ...

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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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Recruiting Information-Let’s Get Started!

Recruiting Information-Let’s Get Started!

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  If you are a middle or high school student athlete looking to get recruited, you may feel overwhelmed with the whole recruiting process.  Whether you have already started your recruiting plan or not, here are five things you can do to help get yourself organized.  Make a list of all colleges you’re interested in.  ...

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