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The overhead squat provides a significant challenge to many athletes as the combination of lower body power, core stability, and overhead strength can humble many respectable athletes. If you practice the Olympic lifts or CrossFit then this is a skill set you must master for...

In sports and fitness, the ability to get your body into proper positions is incredibly important to properly executing movements with efficiency to maximize performance. Fortunately, most athletes and coaches understand this principle and are programming mobility work with the hopes of improve their performance.BUT...

Back pain and injuries happen when you’ve trained hard and long enough. While I will be the FIRST medical professional to tell you that heavy training should not be avoided and that long term back strength is great for your health, there are times where...

By Chris Gai and Madison Franek (Evidence Based Movement)If you’re on this site you’ve probably heard of, seen, or maybe even been that athlete, attempting to “break up adhesions” or “realign fascia” in the name of self-care and recovery. There’s no doubt that foam roller...

This week I'm joined by CrossFit games athlete and gymnastics & body weight strength specialist Pamela Gagnon to discuss the hollow body position. The hollow body is a foundational movement in gymnastics and mastering this exercise will provide great carryover into all sports.Pamela and I...

Hip mobility is absolutely crucial to the fitness athlete wanting to perform optimally. When working on mobility, we want long-standing improvements in mobility that also translates to improved performance. And that's exactly what you'll get with these 8 hip mobility drills. If you want a done-for-you...

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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...

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 obviously not been done purposely, there are a number of concepts that every trainer needs to know when...

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, and even “tight” hip flexors (because often weak muscles become tense). If you...