Author Archives: Geoffrey Taucer

Why do we do it?

When I first started this blog, I said that I would be writing to help inform non-coaches why we do what we do. And I have addressed this with regards to a few specific skills, but I have not addressed … Continue reading

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Alyssa Moore’s tight body drill, and variations thereof

While this blog was initially aimed at parents, I seem to have a lot of coach readers as well. So in this column, I’m going to share some drills that I’ve found to be extremely effective in training a tight … Continue reading

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Wanted: more topic requests

Keep ’em coming, everybody! You can comment here or you can e-mail me at jeremy (at) apexgymnastics (dot) com.

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Head Position

Hello, all, sorry for the wait. Been a hectic month, but I’m ready to kick this blog back into gear. If one listens to coaches for any length of time, one will no doubt hear a lot of corrections that … Continue reading

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Twisting

I’ve had a couple requests for this topic. This is a fair bit more complex than anything I’ve covered in this column so far, but it’s also really cool stuff – hopefully I’ll be able to do the subject justice. … Continue reading

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Principles of Strength Training

While strength training is an important part of just about any sport, few sports’ strength demands are as high or as specific as those of gymnastics. The goal of gymnastics-oriented strength training is NOT to simply crank out as many … Continue reading

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Gymnastics at home, Part 2: Flexibility

Flexibility is, obviously, a very important part of any gymnast’s training, and probably the most useful thing for a gymnast to train at home. It can be done safely with little or no equipment, and many stretches can even be … Continue reading

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