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Big shocker coming….ankle dorsiflexion mobility is very important for optimizing movement in athletics. Okay, maybe that isn’t the most shocking news. But, perhaps no-where more than Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit is ankle mobility crucial to performance. So, here are my five favorite ankle mobility movements! Need...

The bird dog, traditionally programmed for people who either are doing some low back rehab or trying to work on some spinal stability, can be one tough exercise. Rotary stability, glute activation, anterior core control, scapular stability, and lower trap development. Very few athletes, coaches,...

The squat butt wink is one of the most well known of all squat movement faults. If you haven’t heard of butt wink before, it is the term used to describe the excessive flexing of the lower back during squats. This puts the body in...

Weightlifting Mobility Needs As much as any other sport, Olympic weightlifting requires incredible mobility if an athlete is to perform the lifts with proper technique and lift maximum weights. Without enough mobility, athletes will lack full depth and positioning, as well as expose themselves to potential...

TRX and other suspension trainers are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment for the physical therapist, chiropractor, or other rehab professionals to use in the treatment of injuries. The exercise variety and ease of quickly altering the load of the exercise makes it...

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 restriction...

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 designed blood flow restriction products recently. And like most fitness tools, the best device is...