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The 8 Best Drills to Unlock Your Shoulder Mobility

Shoulder mobility is absolutely crucial to the fitness athlete wanting to perform optimally. Without it, achieving a solid overhead position won’t be possible making overhead pressing, snatches, overhead squats, and efficiency suffer. Far too often, athletes waste time foam rolling and performing band distraction drills that only temporarily improve their movement. Then the next day they must repeat the process...
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How to Fix Your Front Rack

The front rack can be a very challenging position for many athletes to get into. And without a solid front rack, the Olympics lifts, front squats, and even overhead pressing become significantly harder to perform. Then, with repeated workouts involving those movements, pain begins to creep in making the rack position even more difficult. Quite often pain begins in an...
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Top Five Moves to Improve Core Strength For Weightlifting

In all athletics core strength is necessary for optimal sports performance. Olympic weightlifting is no exception, especially when hundreds of pounds are rapidly lifted and even elite athletes frequently catch the barbell out of position. The following exercises are my favorite to build core strength for Olympic weightlifters. With Olympic weightlifters, we want to strengthen the body’s ability to maintain...
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Stop Destroying Your Hips with Bad Squats!

I’ve seen too many patients come to my physical therapy clinic with hip pain secondary to poor advice given by mistaken trainers & therapists. While this has not been done purposely, there are several concepts that every trainer needs to know when it comes to the squat. And failure to recognize these concepts puts your athletes at risk for injury...
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Scaling The Pull-Up

The best fitness professionals have a plethora of exercises they can pull out at a moment’s notice to scale a movement based on a client or athlete’s needs. Unfortunately, far too often, we see programming without sufficient scaling options to ensure safe and effective workouts for all gym members. Join Dr. Zach Long (The Barbell Physio) and Dr. Andrew Millett...
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Scaling the Overhead Press

The best fitness professionals have a plethora of exercises they can pull out at a moment’s notice to scale a movement based on a client or athlete’s needs. Unfortunately, far too often, we see programming without sufficient scaling options to ensure safe and effective workouts for all gym members. Join Dr. Zach Long (The Barbell Physio) and Dr. Andrew Millett...
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The Best Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility Exercises

If you are an Olympic weightlifter or CrossFit athlete you know how important ankle mobility is for your performance. When your ankles move well, you can easily hit great positions in your cleans and snatches, and your squat depth will often be limited. When they’re locked up, your anatomy fights against you, robbing you of reps on the bar and...
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The Psoas March – The Key to Strong, Flexible Hip Flexors

The psoas march is among my favorite corrective exercises to prescribe for athletes needing improved lumbopelvic control. This exercise has helped athletes with everything from: Psoas strains Low back pain Squat technique Hip impingement pain “Tight” hip flexors (because often weak muscles become tense) If you are ready for a stronger core and better control then give the psoas march...
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Individualization of Squat Technique – Sports Demands

We’ve covered how specific mobility limitations, hip socket alignment, and bone lengths can impact squat performance in the last three parts of this series. In this final installment of individual differences affecting the squat technique, we will discuss sports variations. Sports Positions for the Squat Let’s begin by looking at Olympic weightlifting where athletes must perform the snatch and the...
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