Lower Body

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...

Talk to the majority of strength & conditioning professionals, and they will call the squat the king of all exercises. While the back squat is the most common, it is important to note how multiple squat variations from bars, to loadings, and placement can provide a...

Weightlifting Mobility 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 injuries....

The squat, perhaps more than any other movement pattern, allows the opportunity for the analysis of an athlete’s mobility and stability as they perform the exercise. Subtle restrictions in mobility and stability can not only decrease strength and power, but may also increase an athlete’s risk of injury....

Kettlebells are undoubtedly one of the most effective pieces of equipment for the development of strength and conditioning. But most don't yet know the effectiveness of kettlebell mobility drills to improve motion and movement rapidly. If you want a comprehensive hip mobility program, check out my Hip Mobility...

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...

Strength off the floor is very commonly a limiting factor in individual’s deadlifts, cleans, and snatches. With these lifts, the “first pull”, from the floor to approximately when the bar is at the knee, sets the stage for the rest of the lift. If an...