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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/uI8EEoakdqU There 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...

Ankle mobility is without a doubt the most commonly found mobility limitation I see in the fitness athletes that I work with, whether that is the weekend warrior, or elite Olympic weightlifter. Restricted ankle mobility can significantly alter movement patterns, make obtaining full depth squats...

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...

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.  Almost daily I am asked what...

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...

Loaded carries are great for conditioning, rehabilitation, and stability work in individual's of all physical activity levels. Loaded carries can be easily scaled and the many loaded carry variations make it useful for almost anyone's training program. Recently, I did a #12daysofcarries campaign on my various...

Whether in the clinic or in the gym, on a daily basis people tell me they have tight hip flexors or hip flexor pain. They've seen a YouTube video about how tight hip flexors can cause problems or their local PT / Chrio / Massage Therapist...