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3 Easy Breathing Drills For Gymnasts to Correct Over Arched Back Positions

3 Easy Breathing Drills For Gymnasts to Correct Over Arched Back Positions

Gymnastics News Network I work with a lot of athletes struggling to correct very overextended lower back and anterior tilted pelvis positions. In itself, I really don’t think a little bit of overextension and forward hip position is a huge deal. However, when it becomes really exaggerated and the athlete loses their ability to reverse this posture it can often create ...

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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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Are Oversplits Bad for Gymnasts? Combining Science and Real Life in the Gym For Safe, But Effective, Split Flexibility Methods

Are Oversplits Bad for Gymnasts? Combining Science and Real Life in the Gym For Safe, But Effective, Split Flexibility Methods

  Gymnastics News Network Talk about a catchy blog title, right? Before anyone thinks I’m here to set fires, I’m not. The goal of this blog post is to give gymnastics and the medical world information, tools, and practical strategies to approach the topic of split and over split training. Hopefully, I can meld current science with the reality of needing ...

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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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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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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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