Mobility

One of the most frequent questions I receive from athletes is what my favorite soft tissue mobilization tools are. I’ve got a few below that I’ll share but first, you need to know this about all soft tissue tools.I don’t believe ANY soft tissue tool...

Training With Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is the most common complaint I treat in the CrossFitters, Olympic lifters, and power lifters that I treat in my physical therapy clinic. Often these athletes have completed stop training shoulder based movements due to their pain but the following...

We all have training biases that ultimately can lead to muscle imbalances. If left unchecked, these imbalances can impact performance and lead to an increased risk of injury. I asked nine of the best rehab and fitness professionals I know to share what they use...

Most people don’t think of the upper body when performing a back squat.  It’s generally thought of as a lower body strength training movement.  But if you don’t have certain pre-requisites of mobility in your upper body such as squat shoulder mobility, it can lead...

I’ve been fortunate to be involved in the Strength & Conditioning world at a variety of levels for the last 11 years. During that time I’ve made some good training/coaching decisions and some really poor ones. Perhaps more than ever in my own training career,...

2016 has been an amazing year of growth and opportunities for TheBarbellPhysio.com. I’m incredibly grateful for my followers and the support they’ve given me this year. I like ending each year with my “Top Ten Articles of the Year”.  ANALYZE THE SQUAT WEBINAR Without a doubt, this...

The bird dog, traditionally programmed for people who either are doing some low back rehab or trying to work on some spinal stability, can be one tough exercise. Rotary stability, glute activation, anterior core control, scapular stability, and lower trap development. Very few athletes, coaches,...

The muscle up is a CrossFit skill that often takes athletes a long time to develop and perfect. I've previously published two articles (1 and 2) to help you develop a framework for developing this movement. The drills give you a great progression to get...

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...