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Today, we're going to talk about some of my favorite ways to fix your overhead squat for an athlete having difficulty with the overhead squat pattern itself. One of the biggest things I see as athletes perform the overhead squat is that when the barbell gets...

The kettlebell is a fantastic training tool for athletes and the general population to build strength, stability, coordination, conditioning, and sports performance. It is also one of the most under-valued pieces of equipment used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the rehabilitation of injuries. Although...

The keys to a proper squat https://youtu.be/uI8EEoakdqUThere are a few important keys to a proper squat that we need to follow as we look at what makes a safe and efficient squat.First, as the athlete squats, their feet should remain flat on the ground and should...

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is athletes wanting to know how to quickly improve mobility. They may ask about certain techniques or may ask for my top five techniques that will quickly have them performing full-depth overhead squats with ease.Maybe the...

Many athletes have difficulty keeping the barbell close to their body during the turnover phase of the snatch (between completion of triple extension and the catch). This alters their bar path and can result in missed lifts. One of the most common causes of this...

Ankle mobility is without a doubt the most commonly found mobility limitation I see in the fitness athletes that I work with, whether that is the weekend warrior, or elite Olympic weightlifter. Restricted ankle mobility can significantly alter movement patterns, make obtaining full depth squats...

How to Warm Up for Squats What's up barbell nation? Dr. Zach Long from thebarbellphysio.com here. Thanks for joining me today. We're going to talk a little bit about How to Warm Up for Squats, and what I have a lot of my athletes do when...

The use of hanging band technique for shoulder rehab and performance gains has become very popular on my various social media accounts and for good reason….this training tool works! While I’ve used this throughout the body, I’ve found the athletes that I work with respond...

The band pull through is an often forgotten exercise that really needs to be in more athletes fitness and rehabilitation programs. This loaded variation of the hip hinge is a fantastic tool for improving not only the motor control of the hinge, but for heavily...

One of the most frequent questions I'm asked by CrossFit athletes and coaches are what the best mobility movements are for a CrossFit athlete's warm up. As much as I wish I could give a straightforward answer, I can't as each individual's mobility (and stability)...