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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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Hip Pain? Stretching Is NOT The Answer

Hip Pain? Stretching Is NOT The Answer

Gymnastics News Network What Causes Hip Tightness and Pain? Keep in touch with what we’re doing here at Gymnast Care. Join our Gymnast Care Email Team by clicking here. I hear it all the time…my gymnast is having hip flexor pain. I even had a national team coach tell me once that the national team is suffering from hip flexor weakness ...

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Video Quick Tip: Single Leg Medball Tosses

Video Quick Tip: Single Leg Medball Tosses

Gymnastics News Network One of the most common areas I see gymnastics overlook is reactive balance control work, especially in the frontal plane. During strength programs, we usually are good a programing larger muscle groups and even preparing for power/speed. We often time overlook how huge reactive balance work is for both performance (staying on beam, single leg power in ...

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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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Build Power and Core Control with These 3 Medball Exercises

Build Power and Core Control with These 3 Medball Exercises

Gymnastics News Network Many athletes do a lot of isolated core work like side or front planks, hollow rocks, leg lifts, and so on. This type of core strength is valuable when in conjunction with teaching athletes the basics of breathing, bracing, spinal control. However, we have to remember that we can’t just stop at only core focused drills. Our core is one ...

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End Range Hip Strength Drills Without Lumbar Extension Stress

End Range Hip Strength Drills Without Lumbar Extension Stress

Advice and drills for developing leaps, jumps, hip extension power, shaping lines, and other hip mobility movements is always a good thing in the gymnastics community. This short video is packed with information!  A must watch! Gymnastics News Network via Dr. Dave Tilley – The Hybrid Perspective I recently posted one of the most popular articles I’ve ever written, discussing my concern with ...

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