CrossFit

Big shocker coming….ankle dorsiflexion mobility is very important for optimizing movement in athletics. Okay maybe that isn’t the most shocking news. But perhaps no-where more than Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit is ankle mobility crucial to performance. So here are my five favorite ankle mobility movements!Need...

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...

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...

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 squat technique we will discuss sports variations.Let's begin by looking at Olympic weightlifting...

I was fortunate enough to sit down with Jeff Tucker, head of CrossFit Gymnastics, to have a great discussion around movement mastery and techniques to improve athletic performance.As you'll see Jeff is an amazing resource on improving human movement and function and this interview is...

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 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,...

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...