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Blood flow restriction training has received huge amounts of attention in the strength & conditioning, rehabilitation, and research worlds. Its' proponents cite huge amounts of research showing it a valuable tool for promoting strength and hypertrophy gains. In the first of this article, series, we will...

NOTE: if you are interested in diving deep into exercise after pregnancy, please check out Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall's course POST-PARTUM CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST! When we look at postpartum recovery I see two kinds of women at the one-year postpartum mark: one is super fit, athletic...

Overhead Lifting After An Injury In the following video, I discuss my three favorite exercises for athletes returning to overhead lifting after an injury. Training during an injury is important for maintaining health & fitness. Returning to overhead lifting after an injury can be difficult and for...

The push press (PP) is a fantastic exercise for building upper body strength, core-to-extremity coordination, and full-body power. But it also provides excellent insight into the movement patterns of athletes. Here are the key movement principles you need to look at with the PP. https://youtu.be/WWVG5px8Fv0 Push Press...

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 undervalued pieces of equipment used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the rehabilitation of injuries. Here...

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. It will make obtaining full...

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

The debate around knee valgus in lifting remains hot with frequent social media fights erupting when an athlete's form is criticized. I ask that anyone wanting to discuss this with me in social media comments or emailing me please read this article in its entirety. When...

More people than ever are squatting and squatting often. Whether for performance or personal goals, many have become focused on improving their squat, and, quite honestly, I don't blame them. spinal bracing  When the goal is to load more weight on the bar and move it as...

The squat is the king of all exercises, unrivaled in its ability to build explosive hip strength, power, and develop athletes. But many athletes develop hip pain during squats making performing them near impossible. And when they seek treatment for this, they're commonly met by...