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Gymnasts Everywhere – Wear Pink On Friday In Support Of Maddison!

Gymnasts Everywhere – Wear Pink On Friday In Support Of Maddison!

Gymnastics News Network This beautiful gymnast from Classics Gymnastics has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Six short months ago, Maddison was a healthy and very active gymnast. Now she is ready to turn 8 years old on Friday and we are rallying the gymnastics community to ban together wearing pink in support of Maddison – praying for a miracle. Maddison has ...

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Another Coach Turns A Blind Eye – Be An Advocate, Not A Bystander

Another Coach Turns A Blind Eye – Be An Advocate, Not A Bystander

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Recently GNN reported that a victim, Jane Doe, brought suit against former club owner and head coach, Mike West, for sexual abuse that happen during the 1980’s and 1990’s. We also noted that West’s assistant coach, Sam Mc Bride, witnessing the abuse taking place, yet remained silent as court documentation states, ’West managed to ...

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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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Active Gymnastics Coach Dissuaded From Reporting Sexual Abuse

Active Gymnastics Coach Dissuaded From Reporting Sexual Abuse

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon So much negative behavior has been brought to light in the gymnastics community lately that it certainly has brought out the courageousness in many that may not have stepped forward before. The sexual abuse scandal is not the only focus that people should be aware of these days. GNN has discovered that one coach ...

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Pitt Gymnastics Adds Another Open Head Coaching Position As Yohman Retires

Pitt Gymnastics Adds Another Open Head Coaching Position As Yohman Retires

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon   Yet another head coaching position becomes available as Debbie Yohman, head coach for the Pitt Gymnastics team, throws her towel into the ring of retirement. Yohman joined Pitt in 1986 as just the second head coach in the school’s history and has been at the helm of this program for more than three decades. ...

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900+ Gymnasts Get Ready To Compete At Level 9 Eastern & National Championships

900+ Gymnasts Get Ready To Compete At Level 9 Eastern & National Championships

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Over 900 gymnasts are expected to compete at the 2017 Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships scheduled for April 28-30. The Level 9 Eastern Championships will be held in Lansing, Mich., and the Western Championships competing in Boise, Idaho. The Junior Olympic Eastern and Western Championships are both USA Gymnastics’ championships events. Both ...

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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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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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