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Welcome to the Gymnastics Growth Show podcast, brought to you by Nick Ruddock, a performance Gymnastics Coach and consultant to international gymnastics teams and professional sports clubs. In this podcast, Nick and his special guests share the strategies and tactics used to optimise athlete and coach performance from grass roots to gold standard. Tackling all things gymnastics and performance sport, from physical preparation and psychology, to nutrition and lifestyle, this podcast is a must ...
 
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GYMTERNET NEWS The competitions we have to look forward to this summer, and why this year is different from all other years SEA Games: Rifda Irfanaluthfi won the all-around title, Aleah Finnegan did the piked deltchev, Carlos Yulo did everything better than everyone, and we have some words about composition requirements Janelle McDonald is the new …
 
WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. GYMKATA This week, the episode Jessica and Spence…
 
Welcome to the Gymnastics Growth Show podcast, brought to you by Nick Ruddock, a performance Gymnastics Coach and consultant to international gymnastics teams and professional sports clubs. In this podcast, Nick and his special guests share the strategies and tactics used to optimise athlete and coach performance from grass roots to gold standard. …
 
WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. LEOTARDS Disclaimer: We like you as a worthwhile …
 
An episode all about the glorious leotard! Spencer, Lauren, and Jessica chat about leos leos leos; biggest leotard fails, the most patriotic, custom theme leos, Australia, cut outs, crushed velvet, rules for leotard design, technology, sewn in underpants, leotard deductions, controversies and the most notorious leotards of all time. Visit gymcastic…
 
NCAA Gymnastics Championships We discuss Suni's interview about whether (and how long) she's going to stay at Auburn Oklahoma is the national champion! How they did it despite a bad start, how they fought for every detail on the final three events, and how Spencer singlehandedly inspired them to victory How Florida successfully avoided a Florida po…
 
Welcome to the Gymnastics Growth Show podcast, brought to you by Nick Ruddock, a performance Gymnastics Coach and consultant to international gymnastics teams and professional sports clubs. In this podcast, Nick and his special guests share the strategies and tactics used to optimise athlete and coach performance from grass roots to gold standard. …
 
Jessica, Spencer, and the 1997 U.S. national all-around champion VANESSA ATLER will recap the 2022 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship Semifinals and take your questions live. Join the GymCastic Crew at the Rose Marine Theater on Friday, April 15. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. (CDT) with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. (CDT). TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. …
 
Live Show Jessica, Spencer, and the 1997 U.S. national all-around champion VANESSA ATLER will recap the 2022 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship Semifinals and take your questions live. Join the GymCastic Crew at the Rose Marine Theater on Friday, April 15. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. (CDT) with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. (CDT). TICKETS AVAIL…
 
Welcome to the Gymnastics Growth Show podcast, brought to you by Nick Ruddock, a performance Gymnastics Coach and consultant to international gymnastics teams and professional sports clubs. In this podcast, Nick and his special guests share the strategies and tactics used to optimise athlete and coach performance from grass roots to gold standard. …
 
USAG has announced that it will not hire a new women's high performance director but will instead split the position into three equal roles, one in charge of development, one in charge of strategy, and one in charge of technical gymnastics. We're...pleased? Live Show Jessica, Spencer, and the 1997 U.S. national all-around champion VANESSA ATLER wil…
 
College Gymnastics The regionals draw is out! We discuss who is going where and the juiciest matchups and potential upsets The Airing of Grievances: "geographical" placement, Iowa State getting hosed, "Lexy Rainier" and "Jordan Chillus," play-ins as a failed species, and why we need more snakes If all the conferences can give out a bunch of awards,…
 
Welcome to the Gymnastics Growth Show podcast, brought to you by Nick Ruddock, a performance Gymnastics Coach and consultant to international gymnastics teams and professional sports clubs. In this podcast, Nick and his special guests share the strategies and tactics used to optimise athlete and coach performance from grass roots to gold standard. …
 
College Gymnastics Is there a favorite for the title? Who is it? Who would be a surprising winner? Lexy Ramler did two bars routines in the same rotation, featuring a toe-on Shap full because Lexy Ramler Spencer is challenged to begrudgingly acknowledge which 10s this year were actual 10s Jessica explains why conference championships are dumb, and …
 
This podcast episode is all about the importance of academics and sports. Making sure that you create a balance is the key. Keep learning always at the forefront to growing as a person. Your physical health is important as well. Keep moving your body! Always remember that knowledge is power! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gymnastuni…
 
The Russia Situation The FIG has now followed the IOC's "recommendation" and banned all athletes, coaches, and judges from Russia and Belarus from competition until further notice. The ban does not extend to members of the Executive Committee or Technical Committees. We discuss the issues with that. At Doha, Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak wore a tape …
 
Welcome to the Gymnastics Growth Show podcast, brought to you by Nick Ruddock, a performance Gymnastics Coach and consultant to international gymnastics teams and professional sports clubs. In this podcast, Nick and his special guests share the strategies and tactics used to optimise athlete and coach performance from grass roots to gold standard. …
 
The Russia Situation The IOC has "recommended" that sport federations bar Russian and Belarusian athletes from international competitions. What should the FIG do? We discuss. Jessica updates us on Putin's secret rhythmic gymnastics family. Women's Winter Cup Konnor McClain won the all-around title without full difficulty and with a bars error, beca…
 
Winter Cup Women's Preview We preview this weekend's Winter Cup women's competition: what team selection is at stake, which gymnasts we're most looking forward to seeing compete under the 2024 code, what new seniors might shake things up, and a rule change for junior vaulting. Nile Wilson Interview Nile's second book: My Story, tackles his struggle…
 
This podcast episode is about unpredictable circumstances. We ALL will experience this throughout our lives. We give you four helpful tips to maneuver through unpredictable circumstances in a healthy way. Remember that you are strong enough and trust yourself that you will make it through these times! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/…
 
Important Updates Konnor McClain's former coaches respond to her accusations of racism Fisk University will launch the first HBCU college gymnastics team Fart sabotage. That's right: fart sabotage. That whole figure skating thing gets us talking about changing the age limit in gymnastics. Some context: "Because she is younger than 16, Kamila Valiev…
 
We have an important discussion on loving yourself within this podcast episode. We give you three key elements to loving yourself in a healthy way. Please know that loving yourself is the best self-care that you can give yourself. Be gentle and caring by loving yourself everyday! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gymnastunitedinc/messa…
 
Important Updates We discuss the Peggy Liddick suspension (read the full tribunal decision here), Konnor McClain's allegations against her former coach and the Game Over Commission's final recommendations. College Gym Update A midterm report card: Thoughts, reflections and lessons learned so far in the college gymnastics season, 10s, and these brok…
 
This is an important podcast episode talking about feeling defeated. We will ALL feel this way while experiencing tough life lessons. We give you three helpful things to think about while going through these difficult challenges in life. Stay strong and know that you will get through it! There's sunshine after the rain! --- Send in a voice message:…
 
Important Updates USAG compliance investigator job Welcome to Beijing: The Song! Calling for an NCAA-funded study on Achilles tears in college gymnastics and weeping for the Achilles we lost this week. UCLA: Marz Frazier and Sekai Wright gave an interview about what's happening at UCLA. We discuss what they said, the broad leadership failures that …
 
This podcast episode is about defining success. We give you four key questions to ask yourself regarding defining success. Please protect your mental health through the process. Enjoy the ride through your personal journey toward success! You can do it! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gymnastunitedinc/messageSupport this podcast: htt…
 
COLLEGE UPDATES The unitard revolution comes to college gymnastics from Naimah Muhammad. Jade Carey sets an Oregon State all-around record while Jordan Chiles cheers her on. Checking in on the Baumann Family Olympics Georgia has five straight falls on beam What we actually know—and don't know—about the UCLA situation Crooked or Correct: Leanne Wong…
 
This podcast episode is giving you three key steps to taking your power back. Sometimes we need some encouragement to recognize who we are and realize what we want out of life. Never give your power away to someone else. Stay strong and have the courage to be who you really are! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gymnastunitedinc/messag…
 
COLLEGE UPDATES In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a "Must Do Better" update on racism in gymnastics Thoughts on Florida's Equality Meet on ABC, what the broadcast did right and did wrong, and some interesting 10s that may or may not have been given out What happens when 4-year-olds have questions about gymnast butt cheeks and when Jessica get…
 
This podcast episode discusses imperfections. We talk about three key areas where imperfections can exist. Learn how to love yourself and give yourself grace through the challenges of life. Take one day at a time and be gentle to yourself. You are somebody! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gymnastunitedinc/messageSupport this podcast:…
 
COLLEGE UPDATES Why Jessica has already declared Michigan the repeat national champion, and why all the cool kids are talking about San Jose State How Oklahoma and Florida committed to chaos in their opening meets The latest news in COVID cancellations and injuries Most Decorated Class of All Time Report: How Suni Lee, Leanne Wong, Riley McCusker, …
 
Normally, Friday podcasts are just for Club Gym Nerd members, who can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. In celebration of the greatest freshman class in the history of college gymnastics, today’s episode was live for everyone. The greatest freshman class of all time start their college gymnasti…
 
This is an important podcast episode to start off your NEW YEAR with a Bang! We give you three ways to help you accomplish your goals for this NEW YEAR of 2022. Listen and start now toward a powerful and successful year for your life! Make this year your VERY BEST! Cheers to 2022! Let's go! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gymnastunit…
 
Dr. Uncle Tim PhD, Spencer, Jessica and very special guest, 1992 U.S. Olympic medalist, Wendy Bruce Martin chat about the 1992 Olympics Games in Barcelona: The pre-Olympic Climate: How the end of the Cold War shaped the Games The media pressure on Kim Zmeskal and the heartbreaking life of Svetlana Boginkaya after the 1988 Olympics. Kim Kelly and th…
 
Here's another previous podcast episode that is we think that our audience should relisten to and enjoy again. We talk about working towards getting stronger through three key areas within your life. We all have areas within our life to improve daily. Think about what matters to you to fulfill a life of purpose. Choose healthy choices and healthy l…
 
Here's another great podcast episode to listen to again! We have an intriguing conversation on conquering fear. We all need encouraging words to keep us pushing forward. We give you four helpful tips to conquer and soar through your personal fears. Get ready to soar like an eagle into this upcoming New Year 2022 that is approaching fast! You got th…
 
GYMTERNET NEWS in 2022, USAG will hold women's camps at Stars in Katy TX, the gym owned by current developmental program coordinator Dan Baker. Is that a conflict of interest? And is that OK? We discuss, with a response from USAG. The survivors and USAG reached a $380 million settlement, which also contains critical nonmonetary reform commitments. …
 
This is another podcast episode that we think our audience needs to listen to again and again. We will all have disappointments throughout our entire lives. We give you helpful tips on how to cope and persevere through them. Don't let your disappointments affect your destiny! You got this!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gymnastunit…
 
SPITFIRE This episode has been commissioned by Cathleen, who told us we could do whatever we wanted, so obviously...it's Spitfire time. We recap the 1995 straight-to-VHS spy-nastics classic, complete with commentary from special guest, movie star Kristie Phillips! Why Spencer thought we actually got sent porn for a second Dying of a suitcase? How t…
 
We thought that we should replay this previous podcast episode on suicide for our listeners. Suicide is sadly becoming more prevalent during this Covid-19 season and will be during this upcoming holiday season. We have a very important conversation about suicide prevention with Janiece Jenkins from Pope Counseling Center. She is a licensed Clinical…
 
This episode has been commissioned by the Courtney Bumpers Fan Club, where we discuss the college gymnastics things we don't talk enough—past, present, and future (?) Vault: Elites Could Never Edition, starring Kendall Whitman and Allison Zuhlke GymCastic Mythbusters: "Increasing difficulty requirements makes smaller teams less able to contend" A M…
 
WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded. [wcm_nonmember]Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. THE HISTORY OF ROMANIAN GYMNASTICS This episode has been commissioned by Nico T.L., who requested an episode on the history of Romanian gymnastics, from the pr…
 
This is a previous podcast episode that explores the topic of anxiety. With everything that is going on in the world right now, we thought this episode could help through challenging times. We all as individuals will have moments in our life that we will experience anxiety. Do you have the tools to cope with your anxiety? Be aware, stay strong, and…
 
CARLY PATTERSON'S ALBUM: BACK TO THE BEGINNING This episode has been commissioned by "Just an Ordinary Girl Putting Up a Fight to Get Out of This Temporary Life," who requested an episode analyzing the music of 2004 Olympic Champion, Carly Rae Patterson and her 2009 album, Back to the Beginning. We answer important questions like, which song is a m…
 
This podcast episode is about being thankful. We give you three helpful tips to think about during this upcoming holiday season, starting with the Thanksgiving holiday. Make sure that you think about the things that are important to you! Put them first! You can make this season joyful and peaceful through the challenges. You got this! Remember the …
 
This podcast episode has an interesting discussion about unexpected changes. We ALL will experience unexpected things that will happen within our lives. It's important to react in a healthy and stress free manner through these situation. We give you three helpful tips on how to navigate through these unexpected changes and challenges that may happe…
 
THE TOM INTERVIEW Nicole Langevin interviewed Tom Forster, and Tom's performance left us...scratching our heads. We discuss: How he obviously hates this job and wishes he were coaching club instead Bold-faced lies about being asked for interviews/comment How *no one could POSSIBLY have predicted* the deductions the US team would receive at the Olym…
 
THE NADIA MOVIE Lies, lies, and more lies! For today's commissioned episode, we watched the 1984 made-for-TV movie Nadia, a Very Highly Extremely Unauthorized biography of Nadia Comaneci, and we seriously just can't with it. We discuss: Things that definitely 100% happened and aren't lies at all, like Bela Karolyi creepily discovering Nadia at rece…
 
This podcast episode talks about learning valuable lessons from children. We give you four valuable lessons that we, as adults, can learn from children. Children are incredible and we ALL can learn life lessons from them. Listen and enjoy life's experience from a child's eyes! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gymnastunitedinc/messageS…
 
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