Mobility

Training is not immune to bias.  In fact, the positive results of training can perpetuate it.  Its human nature.  When something makes a favorable change in body composition or performance most folks do more of it. [convertkit form=4951225]However, by simply adding more, without providing contrast,...

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...

There is a lot of discussion right now in the rehab to performance worlds on the need for scapular control. While many argue about the importance of the scapula, I believe it is the foundation of proper shoulder mechanics and the following case study is...

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 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....

https://youtu.be/gWySpqXI9QAIf you're an Olympic weightlifter, a cross fitter, power lifter, fitness athlete in general, something that you do probably every single workout is a hip hinge pattern. Really being able to perfect that movement pattern is going to go a long ways toward your performance...

The fitness world has come a long ways in our understanding of the importance mobility work has on athletic performance. Mobility tools and drills are becoming commonplace in gyms, CrossFit boxes, and on the playing field. [convertkit form=4957530]  hip mobilityUnfortunately, most athletes performing these mobility...

Zach Greenwald of StrengthRatio.com joins us again, this time to discuss why we need better tempo control during weightlifting for both strength gains and injury prevention. So often, those of us in the CrossFit and Olympic Lifting worlds perform slow concentric lifts with rapid, uncontrolled lowering. This...

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....