Exercises

The Reach, Roll, Lift (RRL) is one of my favorite upper extremity exercises. For me, it makes both a great treatment as well as a good assessment tool for athletes. The movement requires optimal shoulder overhead mobility and stability of the scapulohumeral musculature.[caption id="attachment_2239" align="aligncenter" width="1001"]Reach, Roll, and Lift Reach, Roll, and Lift[/caption]

Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (or GIRD for short) is defined as loss of internal rotation of the shoulder while positioned in 90 degrees of abduction. This is a commonly restricted motion in athletes that is important to address. In overhead athletes, loss of this motion puts...

While not an exact science, examination of the ratios of various weightlifting ratios can help a lifter identify what areas to focus on in their programming. For example, the suggested optimal ratio for the snatch compared to the clean and jerk is 0.78 - 0.83....

The Olympic snatch is a frequently used exercise is strength & conditioning programs, and for good reason.  This exercise allows the athlete to lift very explosively and with biomechanics similar to that seen in many other athletic movements such running and jumping.  However, this exercise is highly technical and requires time and a good coach to learn how to master.The simplest explanation of the snatch is that it is a weightlifting exercise in which the athlete lifts a barbell from the ground to an overhead position in one explosive and continuous movement.Snatch Set Up and Catch 

With hamstring injuries being around 16% of all athletic injuries and reports of re-injury rates as high as 34%, identifying risk factors and appropriate rehab protocols is important for helping athletes play safely.  Proper hamstring rehab is extremely important as research suggests that recovery from recurrent...