Injury Prevention

If you aren’t willing to read this entire article then please don’t waste my time commenting. Knee valgus is a very hot topic right now and I’m expressing my views on it. I was not sure I’d ever publish the following article but my recent...

In a workout with lots of overhead work (pressing, jerks, snatches) getting in some solid prep work is crucial to optimal performance. The below video covers the movements I thinking are best for preparing to overhead press.https://youtu.be/0JJzpuXHWqEThe first exercise I use when preparing to overhead press is what I...

One of the most common conditions I treat is patellofemoral pain, which is just a fancy way of saying anterior knee pain around the patella. While a variety of factors can play into the development of patellofemoral pain, the majority of athletes I treat for...

More people than ever are squatting and squatting often. Whether for performance or personal goals, many have become focused on improving their squat; and, quite honestly, I don't blame them. spinal bracing [convertkit form=4951225] When the goal is to load more weight on the bar and move it...

The squat is the king of all exercises, unrivaled in its ability to build explosive hip strength, power, and develop athletes. Unfortunately, anterior hip pinching and hip pain during squats is one of the most common dysfunctions I treat….and one of the most poorly managed...

Eccentric Isometrics might be the best technique you haven’t heard of in the strength & conditioning world…and may also have a great role for rehab as well. Learn how they can be used to improve your movement, strength, and hypertrophy. [convertkit form=4951225]Almost daily I am asked...

A lot of athletes are limited when it comes to hip internal rotation. side plank for hip internal rotationWhen hip internal rotation is limited, it can cause a lot of problems from back pain, hip pain to altered squat mechanics, so it's something I really...

The use of banded joint mobilizations to improve mobility has become commonplace in CrossFit boxes, gyms, and into physical therapy clinics. People are putting a band around anything they can and pulling tension in any vector that feels nasty, for the sake of having complete mobility...

Core stability is the key to unlocking an athlete’s optimal performance potential. Without it, forces cannot be efficiently transferred from the lower body to the  upper extremities. The Dead Bug exercise is commonly thought of as a remedial core exercise best used in wimpy rehab...

Great Exercises You Are Not Doing For Performance, Injury Prevention, & Rehab  Great Exercises You Are Not Doing Single Leg Raise So, you want to deadlift, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch and jump? Great. But, can you touch your toes? How does your active single leg raise look? Great Exercises You...