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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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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 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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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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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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From Clinic To Practice 6: Chronic “Hip Flexor Strains” in Gymnasts

From Clinic To Practice 6: Chronic “Hip Flexor Strains” in Gymnasts

Gymnastics News Network  One of the areas I have spent the most time researching, treating, and brainstorming on is hip pain in gymnastics. When first starting to treat many gymnasts, I couldn’t quite seem to wrap my head around why so many athletes suffered from chronic, debilitating “hip flexor strains” and groin pain that caused them to lose months of training. By studying ...

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Video Quick Tip! The Multiple Benefits of Dumbbell Push Presses for Gymnasts

Video Quick Tip! The Multiple Benefits of Dumbbell Push Presses for Gymnasts

Gymnastics News Network As I’ve talked about many times, the fears and misunderstandings about using external loading in gymnastics continues to be an uphill battle. The reality of the situation is that when the correct choice of exercises are properly taught, implemented, and programmed, there are enormous benefits for gymnasts. One of the exercises I feel falls into a this ...

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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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