Injury Prevention

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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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!You’ve heard the saying, “there’s a right way and a wrong way,” well that applies...

The front rack can be a very difficult position for many fitness athletes to get into, and without a solid front rack, Olympic lifting and front squat performance will be significantly limited. Often, the wrist also ends up being painful in many athletes. While sometimes...

In all athletics core strength is necessary for optimal sports performance. Olympic weightlifting is no exception, especially when hundreds of pounds are rapidly lifted and even elite athletes frequently catch the barbell out of position. The following exercises are my favorite to build core strength...

I’ve seen too many patients come to my physical therapy clinic with hip pain secondary to poor advice given by mistaken trainers & therapists. While this has obviously not been done purposely, there are a number of concepts that every trainer needs to know when...