Upper Body

As we previously covered in Parts I and II, blood flow restriction training has emerged as a game changing rehab and performance tools. While traditional resistance exercise strength & hypertrophy must be done with heavy loads, blood flow restriction is the opposite. With blood flow...

Blood flow restriction training is one of the newest training tools to hit both the rehab and performance worlds and with good reason, there is a lot of research coming out supporting the use of this modality for strength and hypertrophy gains. In the first...

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...

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...

The kettlebell is a fantastic training tool for athletes and the general population to build strength, stability, coordination, conditioning, and sports performance. It is also one of the most under-valued pieces of equipment used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the rehabilitation of injuries. Although...

Many athletes have difficulty keeping the barbell close to their body during the turnover phase of the snatch (between completion of triple extension and the catch). This alters their bar path and can result in missed lifts. One of the most common causes of this...

The use of hanging band technique for shoulder rehab and performance gains has become very popular on my various social media accounts and for good reason….this training tool works! While I’ve used this throughout the body, I’ve found the athletes that I work with respond...

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. Almost daily I am asked what...

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...

Muscle Up Series Part I – Framework Movement Circuit The muscle up is a complex skill requiring great strength, coordination, and flexibility. In part 1 of this series, Framework Movements are broken down with drills and progressions for all skill levels. These are to be...