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Intro: Welcome to Episode 39 of the Gymnast Care Podcast. In today's episode, we learn about how to connect the foot to your full body so your gymnast can protect her feet, knees, hips, and even lower back. We do all of this with the former gymnast, gymnastics coach, and podiatrist, Dr. Emily Splichal. Emily is an expert at integrating movement to better train athletes and is a specialist in barefoot movement.
She’s created Naboso Technology which is a barefoot technology designed to turn your...
Core control is one of the most important things you can master as an athlete and gymnast to protect you from injury and build important control to improve your performance. Make sure you realize that core control differs from core strength.
Core Control is the bodies ability to control individual spinal joints, thus protecting the central nervous system, allowing the extremities to do more work and better movement patterns.
I'm not worried about most gymnasts core strength because they do so much work in the gym. I am worried about their ability to control their bodies outside of abdominal splinting. This means that gymnasts can easily protect themselves with their six pack when they are in hollow, but when they get into neutral spine or extension of the spine, many times their bodies are in danger of injury because they've never trained control in this position.
It's not incredibly hard to learn this protection, but it's important to do it every day and once learned, it's...
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