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We’ve all used foam rollers, stretching, band joint distractions, lacrosse balls and a variety of other tools to improve mobility. But there is a big gap between having the available range of motion and being able to express that available motion in functional patterns such...

The squat butt wink is one of the most well known and dreaded 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...

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...

The fitness world has come a long ways in our understanding of the importance mobility work has on athletic performance. Mobility tools and drills are becoming commonplace in gyms, CrossFit boxes, and on the playing field. ip mobilityUnfortunately, most athletes performing these mobility drills have...

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...

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 kettlebell is a fantastic training tool for athletes and the general population to build strength, stability, coordination, conditioning, and sports performance. It is also one of the most under-valued pieces of equipment used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the rehabilitation of injuries. Although...

The keys to a proper squat https://youtu.be/uI8EEoakdqUThere are a few important keys to a proper squat that we need to follow as we look at what makes a safe and efficient squat.First, as the athlete squats, their feet should remain flat on the ground and should...