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Carly Patterson’s Album Interpreted & Dr. Dave Tilley PT Gymnastics Myth Busters

2004 Olympic Champion Carly Patterson in her music video (L), Dr. Dave Tilley P.T., N.S.C.A. of SHIFT (R).

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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 metaphor for WOGA? And which one is really about Khorkina?

Gymnastics Science Myth Busters with Dr. Dave Tilley PT, NCSA

  • The internal work; therapy and/or self reflection, necessary to be healthy in our jobs and relationships
  • Learning to have a healthy relationship with exercise after gymnastics
  • The actual force impact of landings and falls and a yurchenko double back on the body
  • The science behind back pain in gymnasts during puberty.
  • Red S Syndrome (formerly Female Athlete Triad) and the damaging garbage nutrition fads hurting gymnasts.
  • Gymnastics Myth Busted with an Dr. Dave Tilley PhD:
    • You have to be short, young, and under-developed to be good at gymnastics and all skills have to be learned before puberty. False!
      • We discuss the physical and psychological advantages of hormones and puberty for female gymnasts.
    • Gymnasts and children should never weight train. False!
      • The original study was based on children laborers and not safe, supervised weightlifting.
    • Back pain, during puberty especially, is just a normal part of gymnastics and can’t be prevented. False!
      • We discuss the effect hormones have on ligaments and bones during healthy puberty and how coaches can help their gymnasts safely navigate this growth period.
    • If you are overweight you will tear your achilles. False!
      • BMI is not a factor in gymnasts achilles tears. Read the study here.

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