Mobility

Pregnant women are often subjected to a barrage of conflicting advice. And that’s not just from friends, relatives, and passers-by who seem to think that your impending birth gives them a right to weigh in on your lifestyle choices. Even the medical professionals differ in...

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...

Landmine Exercises If you need added variety and challenge to your current strength programming, look no further than the landmine! Landmine ExercisesThe landmine was once relegated only to gym bros repping out T-bar rows on back day. In contrast, today it is gaining acknowledgement for its ability...

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,...