Today's Quick Links come from Leonard Van Gelder, Julie Wiebe, and Greg Lehman.
Leonard Van Gelder of Dynamic Principles recently reviewed the EDGE and EDGEility Tools. He also wrote a great post on what IASTM is, and What it is Not. (That depends on what your definition of "is" is...). The picture he found for discoloration looks WAY worse than the ITB one I put up on my myths of IASTM post! Great job Leonard, and thanks for your support!
Julie Wiebe wrote a post I can definitely relate to with Dear Coach. It's to her daughter's gymnastics coaches and their outdated methods of training. I often wince as I see my 4 and 6 year olds training with outdated methods, and that's at level 1 and pre-team levels!
Greg Lehman wrote a post in response to Julie's Dear Coach, read it here, Dear Julie. As usual, Greg is able to layer research into his arguments, but I would not consider a crunch a progression for a gymnast, I would consider it a regression from the more active flexion activities. Finally, Julie wrote another post in response to Greg's, check that out as well, it's here at Dear Greg. There is also an ongoing discussion in Julie's comment section. I do not review any of this literature as I keep it simple to an MDT HEP, so I can't comment at all!