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Injury Prevention

When athletes exercise or coaches program training plans there is no lack of attention to sets, reps, variation in exercises, and providing sufficient stimulus for adaptations to occur. But the most overlooked training variable I see both from a performance standpoint and an injury factor...

Commonly when lifting weights, we see the body choose to move in such as way as to bias its strengths and protect its’ weaknesses. That is because the human body is an efficient organism trying to complete an unknown task using the quickest or easiest...

The back squat is considered by most in the strength & conditioning world to be the king of all lifts, BUT what do we do when our squat progress stops? How do we address our specific weak points limiting progression? Try these squat variations to...

Back pain and injuries happen when you’ve trained hard and long enough. While I will be the FIRST medical professional to tell you that heavy training should not be avoided and that long term back strength is great for your health, there are times where...

Thoracic spine mobility is crucial to overhead lifting and mobility and one of the most commonly limited areas in the fitness athletes that I work with. Here are my favorite drills to improve mobility of the upper back. For a done-for-you thoracic mobility program check out...

By Chris Gai and Madison Franek (Evidence Based Movement) If you’re on this site you’ve probably heard of, seen, or maybe even been that athlete, attempting to “break up adhesions” or “realign fascia” in the name of self-care and recovery. There’s no doubt that foam roller...

This week I'm joined by CrossFit games athlete and gymnastics & body weight strength specialist Pamela Gagnon to discuss the hollow body position. The hollow body is a foundational movement in gymnastics and mastering this exercise will provide great carryover into all sports. Pamela and I...

Hip mobility is absolutely crucial to the fitness athlete wanting to perform optimally. When working on mobility, we want long-standing improvements in mobility that also translates to improved performance. And that's exactly what you'll get with these 8 hip mobility drills.   If you want a done-for-you...

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