Category Archives: Skills

Within striking distance of gold

I was honored to compete again at the 2016 maroon and gold intersquad at Aspire on December 9th. Last year Scott Barclay came up with a scoring scheme for alumni where we were to be given an extra .2 points […]

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When Stretching is Detrimental

A year ago I would not even imagine writing about such a topic, but life lessons have a way of changing even the most ingrained beliefs. I am writing this story down so hopefully I will not forget the lessons I’ve learned from it. When I wrote the key to flexibility is untimed stretching seven years ago I was firmly convinced that it wasn’t really possible to stretch too much. Continue reading

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How I learned Free Standing Handstand Pushups

I always thought it would be great to be able to do handstand pushups without needing a wall for support, but since it wasn’t a skill I could get credit for in a routine I never took the time to […]

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The Power of Belief

One of the most common topics I field questions about at allexperts.com is how to overcome mental blocks, asked by the gymnasts or the parents who are exasperated as they watch their child dealing with irrational fears (either conscious or […]

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How to Hold a Straight Handstand

Watch how changing your head position can keep your back straight while holding a handstand. Continue reading

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