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At What Age Do (Should) Gymnasts Peak? A Controversial Topic

One thing I think COVID has brought for the better in the gymnastics community is an increased focus on change. Change at all levels, stemming from abuse stories, injury and scientific advancement. Having no competitions for a year, I personally was able to take the time to reflect on what is important to me, and…

5 Exercises to Improve Active Flexibility and Mobility

Coming back to training in early February, I was inspired to focus on increasing my gymnasts’ mobility and active flexibility- both in their leaps/jumps and in passive stretches. A few years ago, we had a strength and conditioning coach come into our gym to talk about how strength is a crucial aspect in achieving active…

A Controversial Topic: How Many Hours Should Female Gymnasts Train?

Something I’ve really thought about over the past few years is how many hours gymnasts should train. Or better yet, how many hours gymnasts should be in the gym, and what the time in the gym should look like. The first time I remember actively thinking about this topic was in 2009. The new TV…

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