The SHIFT Show is an educational podcast to help people get the tools, ideas, and latest science they need to help change athletes lives. It is hosted by Dr. Dave Tilley a Sports Physical Therapist, Gymnastics Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach, International Lecturer, and the CEO of SHIFT movement Science.
6 Effective Core Training Progressions
In this mini-podcast episode, Dave provides a complete, in-depth tutorial on training and strengthening your CORE!
He covers everything from understanding the anatomy of the core to functional exercises that will strengthen each individual part of the core.
He discusses exercises to target the back, sides, and front of the core, in addition to the concept of bracing/breathing and the compression/traction side of strengthening the core.
Must Hear Advice for NCAA Gymnasts and Coaches To Have Their Best Competition Season
This week on the podcast I gave a lecture to Yale Gymnastics Team where I discussed how to best prepare for preseason. We talked about workload management, better recovery, sleep, and different tools and strategies for stress and class management. Anyone who's a gymnast trying to balance a busy life on top of the competitive season, this is really important for you to hear. Implementing some of these strategies can make a huge difference to your gymnastics and feeling mentally and emotionally more capable.
7 Reasons You Can't Get Your Splits & EXACTLY How To Fix Them
Are YOU struggling to get your splits down no matter how much you stretch?
We can help you solve your problem in this mini-podcast episode!
Answering Your Flexibility Questions (Community Q&A Part 3)
Today we are continuing the popular series of Q&As, answering community questions about flexibility. I explain how I implement the Shift content I put out and how it can be used in a practical setting when you’re working with different ages and abilities, large groups, and small workspaces. I used this opportunity to really answer some tough questions and give people practical advice, so you can literally listen to the podcast, drive to the gym and implement the same exact stuff right away a practice.
7 Handstand Problems & EXACTLY How To Fix Them
Are you having problems with your handstand?
We can help you solve them in this mini-podcast episode!
The Compulsory and Excel Coaching Episode: Practice Tips, Tricks, and Problem Solving with Victoria Cunningham
This week on the podcast my guest is Victoria Cunningham, who owns Flight Athletics Academy in Tennessee, and we talk about the Compulsory and Excel gymnastics programs, the common issues, and how she’s overcome them. She also puts out great YouTube content of her compulsory and lower levels gymnasts drills and physical preparation, breaking down exactly why she does what she does.
Terrific conversations and ideas!
Wonderful content on a wide variety of subjects! I always learn something new, and the common sense delivery is appreciated. I especially like how Dr. Tilley is transparent about what he doesn’t know, and is open to accepting new ideas, and is honest about his own growth and learning from past mistakes. Our industry and the athletes he works with is better because of what he contributes.
Dr. Dave Tilley is awesome
I have been listening to all of the podcasts and reading all of Dave’s materials on Shift and his Hero Lab as they are highly informative to us coaches as to strength and conditioning training in order to prevent overuse injuries, positive coaching methodologies and physical therapies for helping our gymnasts through painful injuries and their comebacks. The podcasts are always high quality in production but most importantly in the guest speakers he has on. His books are at times tedious unless you are in the medical field and his strength and conditioning lingo is difficult to decipher, but in the end with his YouTube videos showing the movements, they kick your coaching skills up several notches!
I stepped away from coaching gymnastics for 10 years to have kids and a focus on my family and I have recently started again and I am so happy to have all the amazing information that Dave has available to us on his podcast. I really wish this podcast had been around 10 years ago. All the information he shares is truly invaluable and I am so grateful to have found this amazing resource and that he is helping to make the gymnastics community a more wholistically safe place for gymnasts by helping educate coaches.