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3 Drills to Reduce Rib Flaring in Athletes

3 Drills to Reduce Rib Flaring in Athletes

Gymnastics News Network There are tons of reasons why an athlete may show a dramatic rib flare during many skills, whether in sports or during strength and conditioning. In a post I wrote a few months ago, I went pretty in-depth about what reasons could lead to somebody having some issues with overhead motion and replay. Hip and shoulder mobility ...

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8 Important Gymnastics Training Take Aways from the U.K. Physical Preparation Masterclass

8 Important Gymnastics Training Take Aways from the U.K. Physical Preparation Masterclass

Gymnastics News Network This past weekend I had the great pleasure of joining Nick Ruddock of Nick Ruddock Gymnastics in the United Kingdom to guest speak at his Physical Preparation Masterclass. For those that are not familiar, Nick was the former Great Britan junior national team coach and has worked extensively on the elite/Olympic level of gymnastics as a coach and consultant ...

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Gymnastics Sideplank Clam/Reverse Clam for Hip Strength – Video Quick Tip

Gymnastics Sideplank Clam/Reverse Clam for Hip Strength – Video Quick Tip

Gymnastics News Network I’m a huge fan of using doublets or triplets in our strength program to sneak in some much needed, but often overlooked, hip exercises for the smaller stabilizer muscles. They are so important for both injury prevention and optimal hip performance during gymnastics skills. As a busy coach, I know all too well hard it can be ...

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Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic in Gymnastics (Part 3)

Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic in Gymnastics (Part 3)

Gymnastics News Network Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing some of my thoughts on elbow injuries in gymnastics. If you haven’t read Part 1 (find it here) and Part 2 (find it here), I would be sure to check those out. Today, I’m going to close out the article series with 2 more hugely important points about ...

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Understand and Combatting the Elbow Injury in Gymnastics (Part 2)

Understand and Combatting the Elbow Injury in Gymnastics (Part 2)

Gymnastics News Network After publishing Part 1 of this article series last week, I was completely blown away to see the response it got. Along with making it’s way around to thousands of people on social media, I also got quite a few emails asking questions about elbow issues and OCD injuries in gymnastics. I’m really happy that people enjoyed the information, ...

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Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic In Gymnastics (Part 1)

Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic In Gymnastics (Part 1)

Gymnastics News Network Over the last few years of treating a large amount of gymnastics patients, elbow injuries have consistently ranked in the top five most common issues athletes come in with. A few of them have been more traumatic, accident based problems (fell onto an outstretched arm, accidentally peeled off bars, etc). These injuries are usually elbow fractures, dislocations, or ...

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The #1 Cause of Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Gymnastics, and How To Help

The #1 Cause of Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Gymnastics, and How To Help

Gymnastics News Network   Every year at the middle point of the competitive gymnastics season, I get a huge influx in emails from coaches and parents regarding their gymnasts having large spikes in overuse injury rates and burnout. They also report a lot of fatigue in their gymnasts, saying that despite their best efforts the gymnasts they work with are ...

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Download My “Gymnastics Myofascial Release Checklist”

Download My “Gymnastics Myofascial Release Checklist”

Gymnastics News NetworkBy far the most common problem I see gymnasts face is a progressive loss of muscle flexibility as a natural response to training. Over time gymnasts naturally acquire stiffness in certain muscle groups, and I constantly see that these areas are not being addressed regularly. The problem is that neglecting to take care of these muscular areas leads to performance ...

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Announcing the Brand New SHIFT Online Educational Center! Launching March 6th

Announcing the Brand New SHIFT Online Educational Center! Launching March 6th

Gymnastics News Network Readers may have noticed that I’ve been under the radar for the last few months. This is true, but it has been for a good reason. I have been working like crazy the last six months to finish up a huge project, and I’m excited that it’s finally ready. On Monday, March 6th, I will be officially launching the “SHIFT ...

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Slider Tuck Throughs : Video Quick Tip!

Slider Tuck Throughs : Video Quick Tip!

Gymnastics News Network   This week I wanted to share a quick post one of my favorite shaping based strength exercises. It is by no means new, as sliders and these types of exercises have been around forever. Slider Tuck Through variations are something I have put into our strength in some form once per or twice per week. Here are ...

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