CrossFit

Zach Greenwald of StrengthRatio.com joins us again, this time to discuss why we need better tempo control during weightlifting for both strength gains and injury prevention. So often, those of us in the CrossFit and Olympic Lifting worlds perform slow concentric lifts with rapid, uncontrolled lowering. This...

The squat, perhaps more than any other movement pattern, allows the opportunity for the analysis of an athlete’s mobility and stability as they perform the exercise. Subtle restrictions in mobility and stability can not only decrease strength and power, but may also increase an athlete’s risk of injury....

Kettlebells are undoubtedly one of the most effective pieces of equipment for the development of strength and conditioning. But most don't yet know the effectiveness of kettlebell mobility drills to improve motion and movement rapidly. If you want a comprehensive hip mobility program, check out my Hip Mobility...

TRX and other suspension trainers are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment for the physical therapist, chiropractor, or other rehab professionals to use in the treatment of injuries. The exercise variety and ease of quickly altering the load of the exercise makes it...

Strength off the floor is very commonly a limiting factor in individual’s deadlifts, cleans, and snatches. With these lifts, the “first pull”, from the floor to approximately when the bar is at the knee, sets the stage for the rest of the lift. If an...

Exercise Incontinence Do you sometimes leak urine when you lift heavy weights during your workout? If you have to do jumping jacks or jump rope, do you plan to pee prior to the workout because you know if you don’t, you’ll find yourself running to the...

As we previously covered in Parts I and II, blood flow restriction training has emerged as a game changing rehab and performance tools. While traditional resistance exercise strength & hypertrophy must be done with heavy loads, blood flow restriction is the opposite. With blood flow...

Assessing Readiness to Train I recently had the opportunity to speak with Zach Greenwald of StrengthRatio.com to talk about a simple test he uses for two purposes: first, assessing readiness to train heavily on a given day. Second, are you recovered enough between sets to perform at max...

NOTE: if you are interested in diving deep into providing top quality health & fitness care for postpartum women, 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...

Overhead lifts such as pressing, snatching, and jerking are staple movements in the strength and conditioning and performance worlds to improve strength and power.   Far too often, people perform the overhead press without proper technique. The compensations they demonstrate lead to abnormal loading of different...