monitoring height in Gymnastics

Dr. Dave Tilley reports on monitoring for peak height velocity in his Gym.

Dave’s been tracking 3 numbers for each of the growing kids:

• height
• seated height (torso length)
• wing span

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

At MINIMUM your gymnasts age 10-17 should have a place in the Gym where they pencil in their standing height on some regular basis. They should know when they are growing. There are implications for training load.

If you want to research this topic, get Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Gymnastics. (2013).

Here’s the Google Books preview.

related – Tracking Growth and Development To Reduce Injury Risk In Gymnasts

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

2 thoughts on “monitoring height in Gymnastics”

  1. Bravo to Dave for trying to raise awareness on this issue. Important to note that this is not new information. I remember Kieth Russell stressing the importance of monitoring PHV at NCCP courses In the 1990s. Even with this information few of us (myself included) actually made the time to track growth in our athletes. It’s not just what you know, it’s what you do with it. Great work.

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