Foam rolling can be a great way to help young gymnasts recover from hard workouts and to address specific tight areas that they might develop when overusing muscles. In this video we go over foam rolling the IT band, quads, hamstrings,…
Gymnasts are always overusing their hip flexors which not only causes hip pain, but also lower back pain. In this video, we review Gymnast Cares hip flexor protocol to help reduce tightness and pain due to hip flexor tightness.
Sever's Disease can be very intense for young gymnasts. This video shows easy to do at home stretching and massage to combat this intense issue. We use this same treatment every day to provide relief to gymnasts and you should try it…
This excerpt of a 2018 Russian coaching clinic goes over the details of the Russian compulsory beam routines for girls in the 1st category, roughly 11-12 years old.
This 18-minute video from a 2018 Russian clinic focuses on posture, or shaping, necessary for tumbling.
Ideally, a warm-up leads athletes smoothly into their first event. Here is a Russian warm-up focused on tumbling.Warm-up
In this video, the Russian national coaches present several exercises used for conditioning with a special emphasis on deep core.
This 18-minute excerpt from the choreography segment of a 2018 Russian coaching clinic focuses on Russia's classic approach to beautiful lines.Flexibility
This excerpt from a Russian clinic focuses on beam choreography with special attention paid to rhythm, extension and lines.
This 18-minute excerpt from a clinic in Russia shows several drills necessary to achieve technical mastery on uneven bars.
Highlighting of physical training dynamics and its influence on the biomechanical characteristics of the dismounts off uneven bars executed by junior gymnasts aged 12 to 15 years.
To examine the effect of level of expertise on the flight phase of the straddled Tkatchev we analysed six male gymnasts (mass = 64.0 +/- 3.0kg, height = 1.67 +/- 0.06m) split into three proficiency levels Elite, Intermediate and…Tkachev
Gymnastics coaches and administrators in the US are reluctant to include weight training with female gymnasts because they believe it produces detrimental increases in muscle mass. However, weight training based on high-intensity…
Properly taping your young athlete's against Sever's disease is an important aspect of protecting their growth plates.
Sever's disease can be an extremely painful situation for a young athlete. It can also keep them from doing what they love. Dr. Joshua Eldridge has put together an easy to follow, fantastic protocol for Sever's disease...
Learn how to do a reverse let hold turn with Autumn Miller and special Australian guest Tori Wade.
This article covers techniques for entering close bar skills and highlights some common errors to avoid.Stalder Clear hip circle Toe-on Toe-off