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. David Tilley is a former collegiate gymnast and has been coaching gymnastics for 15 years. He currently coaches optional level gymnastics in Boston MA. Dave has his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy, treating patients at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance. He has a specialty focus in treating gymnasts, treating 20-30 gymnasts per month. Dave is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, as well as a researcher in many gymnastics sports medicine fields such as workloads, Achilles tears, cultural change, and strength and conditioning.

Dave is an internationally recognized expert in gymnastics sports medicine and has consulted with programs ranging from the club to the elite level both domestically in the USA as well as internationally. He has successfully treated many of the world’s highest level gymnasts for their injuries and has worked with 1000s of gymnasts in the last 10 years.

Along with his coaching and clinical work as a medical provider, he founded SHIFT in 2013 and continues to act as the CEO. Outside of his work, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends at his family’s lakehouse, working out, and being a closet nerd for various movies/games from his childhood.

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