Mobility

Kettlebells are undoubtedly one of the most effective pieces of equipment for the development of strength and conditioning. But most don't yet know the effectiveness of kettlebell mobility drills to improve motion and movement rapidly. If you want a comprehensive hip mobility program, check out my Hip Mobility...

TRX and other suspension trainers are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment for the physical therapist, chiropractor, or other rehab professionals to use in the treatment of injuries. The exercise variety and ease of quickly altering the load of the exercise makes it...

Assessing Readiness to Train I recently had the opportunity to speak with Zach Greenwald of StrengthRatio.com to talk about a simple test he uses for two purposes: first, assessing readiness to train heavily on a given day. Second, are you recovered enough between sets to perform at max...

Overhead lifts such as pressing, snatching, and jerking are staple movements in the strength and conditioning and performance worlds to improve strength and power.   Far too often, people perform the overhead press without proper technique. The compensations they demonstrate lead to abnormal loading of different...

Note from Zach: I can’t thank Melissa Murphy enough for writing on this topic, some of the most under-valued aspects of performing optimally. Melissa’s help has been instrumental in helping me get my health and performance on track. These tips on how to rest, restore,...

I hear it all the time…athletes telling me they cannot get consistent gains in their mobility. Or, they get some mobility work (soft tissue, spinal manipulation, etc.) and feel like they have increased mobility for a short time and then back to being “locked up”...

Note from Zach: There are a lot of unfortunate myths out there currently when it comes to training youth athletes for sports performance. I'm very excited to have this guest blog form Greg Schaible on the Top 5 Youth Athlete Strength Training Considerations. [convertkit form=4951225]Movement...

Overhead Lifting After An Injury We're going to talk a little bit about my three favorite exercises for helping an athlete who's dealt with a shoulder injury return to doing heavy overhead pressing whether that's strict presses, push presses, or jerk variations. Returning to overhead lifting...

https://youtu.be/WWVG5px8Fv0Thanks for joining me today. We're going to take a little bit about the push press and how it can be used as a tool to analyze an athlete's movement patterns, specifically of their hips and core. Greg Glassman did a great article about this...

Today, we're going to talk about some of my favorite ways to fix your overhead squat for an athlete having difficulty with the overhead squat pattern itself. One of the biggest things I see as athletes perform the overhead squat is that when the barbell gets...