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Most people don’t think of the upper body when performing a back squat.  It’s generally thought of as a lower body strength training movement.  But if you don’t have certain pre-requisites of mobility in your upper body such as squat shoulder mobility, it can lead...

I’ve been fortunate to be involved in the Strength & Conditioning world at a variety of levels for the last 11 years. During that time I’ve made some good training/coaching decisions and some really poor ones. Perhaps more than ever in my own training career,...

2016 has been an amazing year of growth and opportunities for TheBarbellPhysio.com. I’m incredibly grateful for my followers and the support they’ve given me this year. I like ending each year with my “Top Ten Articles of the Year”.  ANALYZE THE SQUAT WEBINAR Without a doubt, this...

The bird dog, traditionally programmed for people who either are doing some low back rehab or trying to work on some spinal stability, can be one tough exercise. Rotary stability, glute activation, anterior core control, scapular stability, and lower trap development. Very few athletes, coaches,...

Training is not immune to bias.  In fact, the positive results of training can perpetuate it.  Its human nature.  When something makes a favorable change in body composition or performance most folks do more of it. [convertkit form=4951225]However, by simply adding more, without providing contrast,...

The muscle up is a CrossFit skill that often takes athletes a long time to develop and perfect. I've previously published two articles (1 and 2) to help you develop a framework for developing this movement. The drills give you a great progression to get...

There is a lot of discussion right now in the rehab to performance worlds on the need for scapular control. While many argue about the importance of the scapula, I believe it is the foundation of proper shoulder mechanics and the following case study is...

The squat butt wink is one of the most well known and dreaded of all squat movement faults. If you haven’t heard of butt wink before, it is the term used to describe the excessive flexing of the lower back during squats. This puts the...

Talk to the majority of strength & conditioning professionals, and they will call the squat the king of all exercises. While the back squat is the most common, it is important to note how multiple squat variations from bars, to loadings, and placement can provide a...