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When most fitness athletes think of improving their mobility for squats and overhead presses, few consider the mobility needs of the bench. While it doesn’t usually require as much mobility attention as those lifts, I often find mobility limitations in athletes that impact their ability...

What does a heavy boozin’, pizza-pounding couch potato have in common with an extreme athlete with <15% body fat? You may think not much, but on the cellular level, their blood work may be shockingly similar– pre-diabetic with dangerously low immune function. One hasn’t eaten...

No two athletes are the same. And while we believe that in a group training setting all athletes will improve follow the same training, it is important to analyze each athlete individually as well to determine if large individual differences in performance warrants some individualization...

The push press is a great exercise for improving sports performance, but for a lot of people in the strength conditioning world, it's a really undervalued exercise in terms of analyzing how an athlete moves and figuring out what they need to work on to...

At the start of 2018, I asked TheBarbellPhysio followers what they wanted more information on this year. By far the biggest request I had was for Postpartum fitness advice. So I reached out to my friend Sarah Duvall and we recorded a talk on postpartum...

The pistol squat is a challenging body weight strength exercise that requires not only strength but significant control and mobility. Quite often the extreme mobility demands of the pistol squat are overlooked so we will start with the most commonly limited mobility deficits for the...

No matter what recreational activity you choose to follow, if you are moving with intensity, training with volume, and pursuing this activity for months & years, minor tweaks and injuries are inevitable. CrossFit is no exception to this. Injuries happen with CrossFit, just as they...

As 2017 comes to a close, I want to reflect on the past year. I published 48 new articles on TheBarbellPhysio.com this year, launched Performance Plus Programming, and developed two new products (Oly Lifting and Shoulder Performance for the Fitness Athlete).Add in teaching two different...

 Kipping pull-ups are among the most controversial exercises in CrossFit and other extreme fitness workout programs. Non-CrossFitters bash the movement as being an uncontrolled, non-functional, injury causing movement that allows CrossFit athletes to cheat rather than performing actual work.On the other hand, many CrossFit coaches...

Note: This article is a bit heavier on the science than what I typically put out. BUT understanding WHY tendinopathy occurs is vitally important to properly rehabbing them. Please thoroughly read this before implementing with yourself.As clinicians, there are some injuries and dysfunctions we see...