Exercises

The Big Picture:A misinterpretation of upper-crossed syndrome has led clinicians to believe that the "overactive" upper trap should only be stretched and never strengthened, but they neglect to realize their vital contribution to effective upward rotation and allowing athletes to be strong in the overhead...

Had the opportunity to speak with Dan Pope of FitnessPainFree.com recently to discuss the Sumo Deadlift High Pull safety and effectiveness . The Sumo Deadlift High Pull (SDHP) is an often controversial exercise as the internally rotated, high elbow position seen at the top of the...

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked by the fitness athletes that I work with is how to improve overhead stability, as they feel weak during movements such as overhead squats, snatches, and jerks.For most of these athletes, a focus on strengthening the muscles...

The squat is a fundaments movement to athletic performance, but a shocking number of athletes demonstrate a faulty movement pattern during a squat. Frequently, mobility is to blame when quite commonly, motor control issues are often to blame. To learn how to determine if mobility...

Loaded carries are great for conditioning, rehabilitation, and stability work in individual's of all physical activity levels. Loaded carries can be easily scaled and the many loaded carry variations make it useful for almost anyone's training program.Recently, I did a #12daysofcarries campaign on my various...

Whether in the clinic or in the gym, on a daily basis people tell me they have tight hip flexors.They've seen a YouTube video about how tight hip flexors can cause problems or their local PT / Chrio / Massage Therapist has repeatedly told them that...

Sub-optimal glute activation is one of the most common faults I see in athletes. This can lead to a host of injuries as well as decreased performance.We've previously discussed using the push press as a test of hip (glute) versus knee dominance in athletes. Analyzing...

Here’s what you need to knowSimply said, our Western society has lost the ability to squat. And no, just because you participate in CrossFit doesn’t leave you exempt from this list.  You are just as, if not more, likely to be injured during squat emphasized...