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I am excited to have my good friend Dr Mitch Babcock of FitnessTx contribute this amazing research review on the safety of deep squats. Squats unfortunately get a bad wrap in the medical world as a knee destroyer. But the available literature on deep squats shows...

No two athletes are the same. And while we believe that in a group training setting all athletes will improve follow the same training, it is important to analyze each athlete individually as well to determine if large individual differences in performance warrants some individualization...

The push press is a great exercise for improving sports performance, but for a lot of people in the strength conditioning world, it's a really undervalued exercise in terms of analyzing how an athlete moves and figuring out what they need to work on to...

The pistol squat is a challenging body weight strength exercise that requires not only strength but significant control and mobility. Quite often the extreme mobility demands of the pistol squat are overlooked so we will start with the most commonly limited mobility deficits for the...

Note: This article is a bit heavier on the science than what I typically put out. BUT understanding WHY tendinopathy occurs is vitally important to properly rehabbing them. Please thoroughly read this before implementing with yourself. As clinicians, there are some injuries and dysfunctions we see...

Without a doubt the most common complaint I hear from athletes is that they have "tight hip flexors". Most of the time they've spent months stretching and foam rolling with no effect. Most of the time, performing combinations of core strength, hip flexor strength, and loaded...

James Tatum joins me this week to discuss improving positioning in the snatch for optimal performance and decreasing excessive strain on the body. James has won three national championships in weightlifting and has extensive knowledge in prepping athletes for maximal strength. I highly recommend checking out his...

Well, you MAY have seen these squat cues before, but they are definitely underused these days. Working with athletes in both the gym and physical therapy clinic, I have seen countless athletes squat, and no one cue works well for all of them. So having...

The overhead squat provides a significant challenge to many athletes as the combination of lower body power, core stability, and overhead strength can humble many respectable athletes. If you practice the Olympic lifts or CrossFit then this is a skill set you must master for...

In sports and fitness, the ability to get your body into proper positions is incredibly important to properly executing movements with efficiency to maximize performance. Fortunately, most athletes and coaches understand this principle and are programming mobility work with the hopes of improve their performance. BUT...