Today we have a very special guest on the podcast!  Dave Tilley, DPT, SCS, CEOof Shift Movement Science, Sports Physical Therapist, and Strength and Gymnastics Coach joins me in discussing some heavy-hitting topics for your gymnast.

In this episode, we take a deep dive into all things gymnast nutrition plus puberty, body change, and what they mean for performance.  We also discuss the connection between power and performance and discuss how the research proves that increased strength translates to more power, better endurance, and improved bone strength which are all essential for the post-pubescent gymnast. 

This is no longer a “little girls’ sport” and it’s about training smarter, not harder. Your gymnast’s potential for speed and strength is NOT what it was at 8-12 years old. 

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • What to do when puberty and body change are seemingly affecting skills and performance
  • Quality vs. Quantity of training hours broken down
  • What to look for when adding a strength/conditioning program to your training

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