GC019: Gymnastics, Dance, and Intelligent Bodies

Intelligent Movement for Gymnasts through Dance

Over the past 4 years that Gymnast Care has been working with gymnasts, there have been very few coaches that have had ideas that have the potential to revolutionize the way we think about gymnastics.

Brad Garner has the potential to change our sport.

In Session 19 of the Gymnast Care Podcast, we get into some great conversation that will change the way you will talk and coach your gymnasts!

This is a must listen podcast, so click here to get the whole scoop!

Getting More from Your Gymnasts

One of the things we talk a lot about at Gymnast Care is getting more gymnastics learning out of the body without creating the stresses that come with excessive repetitions.

But how do we do this?

How do we get the body to learn ways to protect itself without the repetitions?

Brad Garner, dance professor from the University of Oregon and gymnastics coach at National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics in Eugene, OR, uses Intelligent Movement to make sure his gymnasts have fun, become amazing gymnasts, and best of all, stay safe! Here’s more information from the UofO website on Brad: https://music.uoregon.edu/people/faculty/bgarner

Brad and Dr. Josh get into some chargy subjects including:

  • Psychological training of gymnasts
  • Why kids are dropping out of gymnastics at such a high rate
  • How to change the way your gymnasts think about gymnastics

So WELCOME to the Gymnast Care Podcast! We’re excited you’ve joined us.

If you have a question for Brad or Dr. Josh, make sure you leave it in the comments below. Both will be checking her frequently to answer any questions.

Click here for the link to the Gymnast Care Podcast on iTunes.

Dr. Joshua Eldridge

About Dr. Joshua Eldridge

Dr. Joshua Eldridge has specialized in protecting gymnasts from injury. He is the inventor of The X Brace, and has developed a treatment protocol for Sever's disease and heel pain that has helped thousands of gymnasts throughout the world. Dr. Eldridge brings practical, easy injury care and prevention that can be done at home.