Lower Body

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...

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...

In this video, I work with Dr. Brian Campbell of Xcel Movement and Performance to cover the proper way to protect your spine during the performance of the Glute Ham Sit Up.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbtxSU4zxDs[/embed]Muscles Working When you're doing the Glute Ham Sit Up, you got a couple muscles that are...

The pistol squat is a highly challenging bodyweight movement common to CrossFit workouts. This exercise not only requires strength, but balance and a high amount of body awareness. For many, the pistol squat is too challenging to safely perform. [convertkit form=4951225]The following are my favorite variations...

The squat is a fundaments movement to athletic performance, but a shocking number of athletes demonstrate a faulty movement pattern during a squat. Frequently, mobility is to blame when quite commonly, motor control issues are often to blame. To learn how to determine if mobility...

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...

If asked to analyze an athlete’s mobility and movement patterns with just one test, I would choose the overhead squat test. If allowed a second, I would have to choose the hip hinge. The hip hinge is a fantastic tool for assessing an athlete's ability to...

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