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Upper Body

The pull-up is a foundational movement for the fitness athlete and is often underestimated in its importance. Requiring back, core, and shoulder strength, this movement is fantastic for any athlete. The major problem with the pull-up is that many athletes struggle to build the foundation of...

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...

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...

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...

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 the military press, snatch, and jerks 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...

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...