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The SHIFT E-Book Vol 1 - Understanding and Preventing Lower Back in Gymnastics

Increasing Flexibility, Advanced Core Training, and Screening

This is a 230 page, 6 chapter e-book filled with cutting edge information, 100's of exercises with step by step walk throughs, and 300+ pictures on a variety of must know topics including:

  • Why back pain is so common in gymnastics

  • Research based shoulder and hip flexibility methods that optimize performance and reduce the risk of injury during stretching

  • Advanced core training techniques, including myths and misunderstandings of gymnasts weight lifting for conditioning

  • Step by step explanation of flexibility, strength, and power exercises with picture references

  • Training core strength in 360 degrees, and how to train core power for enhanced shape changes during skills

  • Learning and using proper landing technique

  • How to make flexibility changes “stick” and transfer to gymnastics skills

  • How to practically apply important training concepts the next day in training


What Are People Saying about This E-Book?

"I encourage all coaches to dive into the “The SHIFT Gymnastics Educational Series: Volume 1”. Not only does it offer hundreds of core and flexibility exercises, it also incorporates brand new screening and prevention techniques into gymnastics training. I firmly believe this forward thinking movement will allow athletes to stay in the sport longer, as well as reach a higher level of gymnastics with less time off for injuries.

- Vanessa McCoy, Owner of PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness

Your Instructor


Dave Tilley
Dave Tilley

Dr. Dave Tilley DPT, SCS, CSCS comes from an extensive gymnastics background, being a former competitive athlete for 18 years and having 12 years of coaching experience. His unique background as a former athlete, current optional level coach, and current Sports Physical Therapist gives him a one of a kind approach for the performance and rehabilitation of gymnasts. He has successfully treated some of the most talented high school, collegiate, and junior elite level gymnasts in the world. Along with working with hundreds of gymnasts per month for medical, sports performance, or consultation, he has had the opportunity to travel both nationally and internationally to lecture on various gymnastics performance concepts. He also is actively conducting clinical research and writing medical literature for the sport of gymnastcs.

Dave is CEO of SHIFT Movement Science, an educational company that helps teach coaches, athletes, and healthcare providers about optimal performance and injury reduction concepts. Through his work with The Hero Lab, he encourages everyone involved in gymnastics to gain new education, apply these concepts in the gym, and help their gymnasts reach their long term performance goals while maintaining health and happiness in training.


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