26 Dec Top Ten Articles of 2016
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 was the most popular piece of work I’ve done this year! This free webinar was a huge hit and I got amazing feedback from athletes, coaches, and clinicians on the simple assessment tools I use to analyze and correct the squat. To catch the replay of the webinar sign up at http://www.thebarbellphysio.com/analyze-squat-webinar/
FIXING HIP PAIN DURING SQUATS
Michael Mash and I teamed up for this article to discuss our favorite fixes for anterior hip pinching during squats. This was the highest viewed article of the year and the readers have told me time and time again that this helped them squat better and with less pain!
ADDRESSING BARBELL BIAS
Coach Joe of the Doc and Jock Podcast wrote this great guest article on how our focus on the barbell movements can create muscular imbalances and lead to impaired performance and injuries. He also gives some great exercises to counteract these imbalances.
THE SCIENCE OF BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING
I dove deep into the science and application of blood flow restriction training (BFR) this year as I joined the seminar staff for Owens Recovery Science where we teach professional and college teams, as well as private clinics, how to implement BFR into their rehab programs to get better & faster results. This three part series covered the basic science of BFR that you need to start using!
FIXING THE SQUAT BUTT WINK
The squat butt wink is a squat movement fault that leads to altered performance and the potential for increased injuries. In this article I outline how to figure out the cause of butt wink and how to fix it fast!
THE BEST TRX REHAB EXERCISES
This monster of a post was a compilation of TRX exercises for the rehab clinician with a huge group of amazing clinicians sharing their favorite movements.
IS KNEE VALGUS ALWAYS BAD IN WEIGHT LIFTING?
Perhaps the article I am most proud of because I spoke up on a very controversial topic. Knee valgus is commonly believed to be a movement fault but we see elite weightlifters demonstrating this pattern all the time! I give my opinion on why this fault may be used and discuss my thoughts on it from an injury and performance standpoint.
RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER PREGNANCY
Sarah Duvall and I see patients come to our physical therapy practices every week because they didn’t use a proper return to exercise progression after pregnancy. Sarah covers a better plan for you to get back to the gym and performing optimally, without placing unnecessary stress on healing tissues. A MUST READ for women who want to get active again after giving birth.
GREAT EXERCISES YOU ARE NOT DOING
Another huge compilation article with some great Strength and Rehab professionals sharing their favorite exercises that they think aren’t utilized enough. You’re sure to pick up more than a few good tips in this one!
FIVE ADVANCED THORACIC MOBILITY DRILLS
Thoracic mobility is so important for health & performance. This article by Mitch Babcock shares five great drills to improve your movement rapidly!