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The squat butt wink is one of the most well known and dreaded of all squat movement faults. If you haven’t heard of butt wink before, it is the term used to describe the excessive flexing of the lower back during squats. This puts the...

Talk to the majority of strength & conditioning professionals, and they will call the squat the king of all exercises. While the back squat is the most common, it is important to note how multiple squat variations from bars, to loadings, and placement can provide a...

Weightlifting Mobility Needs As much as any other sport, olympic weightlifting requires incredible mobility if an athlete is to perform the lifts with proper technique and lift maximum weights. Without enough mobility, athletes will lack full depth and positioning, as well as expose themselves to potential...

The fitness world has come a long ways in our understanding of the importance mobility work has on athletic performance. Mobility tools and drills are becoming commonplace in gyms, CrossFit boxes, and on the playing field. ip mobilityUnfortunately, most athletes performing these mobility drills have...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I hear it all the time…athletes telling me they cannot get consistent gains in their mobility. Or, they get some mobility work (soft tissue, spinal manipulation, etc.) and feel like they have increased mobility for a short time and then back to being “locked up”...