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Video Quick Tip! Medball V Up Passes

Video Quick Tip! Medball V Up Passes

Gymnastics News Network Medball V Ups How To Perform This Exercise This exercise is relatively straight forward. The athlete starts in a tuck hold position with the medball in their hands. They will slowly extend their arms overhead until the medball lightly taps the ground above their head, and hold for 1-2 seconds (cycle a full breath in and out). ...

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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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SJSU Adds 2 for 2018 Season

SJSU Adds 2 for 2018 Season

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey San Jose State University Head Coach Wayne Wright announced the signing of two gymnasts for the Class of 2017- Madelyn Probst and Nicole Duggan, both from Arizona.  “Nicole and Madelyn will be great additions to our team.  They bring great skill sets to our program.” said Wright. Probst is a level 10 from Gold ...

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Oklahoma Men a Force to Be Reckoned With

Oklahoma Men a Force to Be Reckoned With

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey It’s no secret that Oklahoma has become the dominant force in gymnastics, and I’m not just talking about the women.   The Sooner men are equally impressive-holding the title of National Champions for the past 2 years, and heading into this season as the number 1 coaches pick.  Along with their stellar line-up, their coaching staff is packed with talent ...

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Bowling Green State University-Our Strength Lies in Our Unity

Bowling Green State University-Our Strength Lies in Our Unity

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Bowling Green State University is making a name for themselves.  With their appearance at Regionals last April, the Falcons gained confidence and experience.  Recently, Associate Head Coach Jason Bauer took some time to speak to us about the upcoming season and where the team is headed. Which meet are you looking forward to this ...

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Molly Quirk-University of Arizona

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?   Molly Quirk-University of Arizona

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Spotlight on Molly Quirk, University of Arizona Years on team: 2009-2013 Favorite event:  Beam Favorite award:  I was an Academic All-American my senior year, and I’m pretty proud of that. Favorite Memory:  My favorite memory is probably my senior night.  Almost my whole family came down to Tucson for the weekend, some who had never ...

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Happy Birthday to Bowling Green Head Coach Kerrie Turner

Happy Birthday to Bowling Green Head Coach Kerrie Turner

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Happy Birthday to Bowling Green State University Head Coach Kerrie (Beach) Turner!  Turner is entering her 9th year as head coach of the Falcons, and her 14th total at BGSU.  While serving as assistant coach in 2013, she was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year.  Prior to her position at BGSU, Turner was head coach at ...

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Happy Birthday to Iowa State Head Coach Jay Ronayne

Happy Birthday to Iowa State Head Coach Jay Ronayne

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Jay Ronayne has been the Head Coach of the Iowa State Cyclones for 10 years.  Prior to his appointment at Iowa State, he had a successful career as top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Auburn, and top assistant at West Virginia University. Ronayne comes to Iowa from Worchester, Massachusetts and is married to Mary (Hefferin), the Iowa State ...

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Olympic Doctor Larry Nassar Arrested For Sexual Assault

Olympic Doctor Larry Nassar Arrested For Sexual Assault

Gymnastics News Network By: Nicole Bard Several months ago, GNN had reported the allegations of Larry Nassar, former U.S. Olympic Gymnastics doctor, regarding sexual abuse toward female gymnasts and patients he provided treatment for. Initially, two women, one being an Olympic gymnast, came forward to report sexual misconduct while in Nassar’s care from the 1990s to early 2000s. Unfortunately, since these victims have ...

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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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