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We’ve all used foam rollers, stretching, band joint distractions, lacrosse balls and a variety of other tools to improve mobility. But there is a big gap between having the available range of motion and being able to express that available motion in functional patterns such...

The pull-up is a foundational movement for the fitness athlete and is often underestimated in its importance. Requiring back, core, and shoulder strength, this movement is fantastic for any athlete. The major problem with the pull-up is that many athletes struggle to build the foundation of...

The foam roller has had its ups and downs as a piece of equipment. At one point being relatively unknown, transitioning to being on the news, in books, and sold in just about every store. Now with the plethora of research coming out showing the...

Pregnant women are often subjected to a barrage of conflicting advice. And that’s not just from friends, relatives, and passers-by who seem to think that your impending birth gives them a right to weigh in on your lifestyle choices. Even the medical professionals differ in...

One of the most frequent questions I receive from athletes is what my favorite soft tissue mobilization tools are. I’ve got a few below that I’ll share but first, you need to know this about all soft tissue tools.I don’t believe ANY soft tissue tool...

Training With Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is the most common complaint I treat in the CrossFitters, Olympic lifters, and power lifters that I treat in my physical therapy clinic. Often these athletes have completed stop training shoulder based movements due to their pain but the following...

Landmine Exercises If you need added variety and challenge to your current strength programming, look no further than the landmine! Landmine ExercisesThe landmine was once relegated only to gym bros repping out T-bar rows on back day. In contrast, today it is gaining acknowledgement for its ability...

We all have training biases that ultimately can lead to muscle imbalances. If left unchecked, these imbalances can impact performance and lead to an increased risk of injury. I asked nine of the best rehab and fitness professionals I know to share what they use...