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Top Glute Strength Exercises

Sub-optimal glute strength 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 the hip (glute) versus knee dominance in athletes. Analyzing an athlete’s movement while doing high rep push press’s will show their default...
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The Truth About Squat Depth, Injury Rates & Knees Out Cue

The Truth About Squat Depth Here’s what you need to know Simply 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 movement than nearly any other athlete. It’s generally accepted that knee...
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Top Five Thoracic Mobility Drills to Improve Your Overhead Pressing

Thoracic mobility is one of the most important areas for range of motion in the fitness athlete. The thoracic spine plays a huge role in keeping the shoulders and the lumbar spine working properly, and pain-free. To test thoracic spine mobility, I look at the rotation range of motion in each direction. This lets me know if there is a...
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Build Your Own Functional Movement Screen FMS Kit

Recently built my own Functional Movement Screen kit after looking at buying a kit and feeling the cost was too high for its’ simplicity. Plus, I’ve seen the plastic version break a few times. I thought I’d share my plans for building a DIY FMS kit for a cheaper and more durable option for performing the Functional Movement Screen. Build...
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Weightlifting for Children

Weightlifting for Children For years, strength training and weightlifting have been used by adolescents and adults to improve their sports performance and general well being.  But because of the former beliefs of pediatricians and scientists, weight training has been frowned upon for use by preadolescent children.  Despite people’s perceptions that weight training is not suitable for young children, a properly...
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