Injury Prevention

Exercise Incontinence Do you sometimes leak urine when you lift heavy weights during your workout? If you have to do jumping jacks or jump rope, do you plan to pee prior to the workout because you know if you don’t, you’ll find yourself running to the...

As we previously covered in Parts I and II, blood flow restriction training has emerged as a game changing rehab and performance tools. While traditional resistance exercise strength & hypertrophy must be done with heavy loads, blood flow restriction is the opposite. With blood flow...

Blood flow restriction training is one of the newest training tools to hit both the rehab and performance worlds and with good reason, there is a lot of research coming out supporting the use of this modality for strength and hypertrophy gains. In the first...

The Best Blood Flow Restriction Bands I am frequently asked about the best devices for performing blood flow restriction training. As with any trend in the fitness world, many manufacturers have come out with products recently. And like most fitness tools, the best device is highly...

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Overhead lifts such as pressing, snatching, and jerking are staple movements in the strength and conditioning and performance worlds to improve strength and power.   Far too often, people perform the overhead press without proper technique. The compensations they demonstrate lead to abnormal loading of different...

Note from Zach: I can’t thank Melissa Murphy enough for writing on this topic, some of the most under-valued aspects of performing optimally. Melissa’s help has been instrumental in helping me get my health and performance on track. These tips on how to rest, restore,...

I hear it all the time…athletes telling me they cannot get consistent gains in their mobility. Or, they get some mobility work (soft tissue, spinal manipulation, etc.) and feel like they have increased mobility for a short time and then back to being “locked up”...

Overhead Lifting After An Injury We're going to talk a little bit about my three favorite exercises for helping an athlete who's dealt with a shoulder injury return to doing heavy overhead pressing whether that's strict presses, push presses, or jerk variations. Returning to overhead lifting...

https://youtu.be/WWVG5px8Fv0Thanks for joining me today. We're going to take a little bit about the push press and how it can be used as a tool to analyze an athlete's movement patterns, specifically of their hips and core. Greg Glassman did a great article about this...