This week I get a chance to interview Dr. Dave Tilley. Dave has a very interesting background as a competitive collegiate gymnast, physical therapist and crossfitter. This combo allows for some excellent insight in how to bring gymnastics safely into the fitness realm. Today we discuss:
- [1:50] Introductions, porkchops and Dave’s background
- [6:05] Dave’s website bridging the gap between physical therapy and gymnastics performance
- [8:00] The dilemma between medical professionals and athletes
- [10:24] What are the most common injuries seen in gymnastics and why are they occuring?
- [12:50] How Dave integrates prehab and corrective exercises into his gymnastics programming for injury prevention
- [15:14] Common exercises to fix anterior pelvic tilt and excessive lordosis commonly seen in gymnastics
- [17:55] Dave’s thoughts on adding gymnastics movements into your fitness program and how to safely incorporate them
- [20:05] Dave’s thoughts on crossfit bringing gymnastics into people’s lives
- [21:42] When things go wrong when introducing gymnastics movements into crossfit
- [25:17] Adding gymnastics progressions into your daily training for health
- [27:44] Progressions to string together ring Muscle-ups
- [29:28] Should we be using bands to assist us when learning muscle-ups?
- [35:36] Should we screen clients before we add gymnastics exercises into people’s programs?
- [40:56] The value of spending time working gymnastics skills in the gym
- [43:20] How do we build longevity into crossfit and gymnastics exercises?
- [46:35] How do I plug gymnastics exercises into my program without causing overuse injury given the large amount of variety and unique stress seen in a crossfit program?
- [49:50] More about Dave’s website and where you can lean more about Dave’s work
The Hybrid Perspective – Dave’s Website
Get your handstand on,
Dan Pope DPT, CSCS
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