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The Shake-Up Begins As Coaches And Gymnasts Are Released

The Shake-Up Begins As Coaches And Gymnasts Are Released

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon   College Gymnastics season is over and now the “Shake-Up” begins! Depending on how well teams competed, scored and placed throughout the season could mean keeping your job and/or scholarship or possibly having some very devastating news handed to you. The NC State Wolfpack gymnastics team was the first to announce shocking news as ...

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It’s Finally Here!! My Brand New Online Course “Keys To Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics” Now Available

It’s Finally Here!! My Brand New Online Course “Keys To Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics” Now Available

Gymnastics News Network   I’m beyond excited to announce that my brand new online gymnastics course, “Keys to Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics” is officially here! I have been working nonstop with my good friend and Strength Coach, Rupert Egan, to create this online course that will give everyone involved in gymnastics the tools they need to maximize flexibility, increase strength skills, skyrocket ...

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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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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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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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How To Screen Gymnasts (Part 2)

How To Screen Gymnasts (Part 2)

Gymnastics News Network   Last week in Part 1 of this article, I offered a video clip where from a recent seminar where I went over screening principles I use with gymnasts. I discussed the value of subjective reports, the FMS / top tier SFMA, weight bearing ankle/wrist mobility, some basic strength, and landing mechanics. As I mentioned, this week I ...

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Fixing Bridges and Preventing Back Pain – 5 Common Issues and How To Address Them

Fixing Bridges and Preventing Back Pain – 5 Common Issues and How To Address Them

Gymnastics News Network A good bridge is a fundamental part of gymnastics. Unfortunately, it is also a movement that gives coaches, healthcare providers, and athletes a lot of problems. Back pain with bridges and other hyper extension skills is a huge issue within gymnastics. There are many factors to what constitutes a good bridge pattern, much more than just shoulder flexibility ...

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Strength Balance in Gymnastics: Exercise Selection Matters

Strength Balance in Gymnastics: Exercise Selection Matters

Gymnastics News Network *Before Rupert starts, I wanted to let everyone know that I will be in San Jose for the week teaching some seminars and speaking at National Congress/Olympic Trials. If your attending be sure to check out my lecture “Maximizing Flexibility and Making Changes Stick” Saturday July 9th at 8:30am! Now here is Rupert* Strength training and athlete development are ...

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Video Quick Tip! Side Plank 1 Arm Rows

Video Quick Tip! Side Plank 1 Arm Rows

Gymnastics News Network   Today I wanted to quickly share one of my new favorite exercises I got from the strength coaches at Champion PT and Performance. As I’ve talked about before, it’s really important that we are training all aspects of the core equally. As a whole, sporting populations and gymnastics are famous for training lots of anterior core ...

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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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