Bruce Craven is an owner of Craven Sports Services. He and his wife Karen have worked with gymnasts for decades.
Currently Bruce is assisting male gymnasts at Taiso Gymnastics Saskatoon. As always he’s focused on training the correct muscles for each element. And contracting those muscles in the best sequence.
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California, baby. 🙂
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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:
• seated height (torso length)
• wing span
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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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