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By Chris Gai and Madison Franek (Evidence Based Movement) If you’re on this site you’ve probably heard of, seen, or maybe even been that athlete, ...

The hip hinge is a fundamental movement pattern needed for both sports training and activities of daily living. But many individuals struggle with per...

This week I'm joined by CrossFit games athlete and gymnastics & body weight strength specialist Pamela Gagnon to discuss the hollow body position....

The front rack can be a very difficult position for many fitness athletes to get into, and without a solid front rack, Olympic lifting and front squat...

The best fitness professionals have a plethora of exercises they can pull out at a moment's notice to scale a movement based on a client or athlete’...

The best fitness professionals have a plethora of exercises they can pull out at a moment's notice to scale a movement based on a client or athlete’...

The best fitness professionals have a plethora of exercises they can pull out at a moment's notice to scale a movement based on a client or athlete’...

As a BIRTHFIT Regional Director, chiropractor, and mom, I am all for women exercising during pregnancy. I have reaped the benefits of exercise through...

I realized a terrible truth this week...a while back I wrote an article on the best kettlebell exercises to use in rehab. But despite being The BARBEL...

Training With Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is the most common complaint I treat in the CrossFitters, Olympic lifters, and power lifters that I treat in...

2016 has been an amazing year of growth and opportunities for TheBarbellPhysio.com. I’m incredibly grateful for my followers and the support they’...

Training is not immune to bias.  In fact, the positive results of training can perpetuate it.  Its human nature.  When something makes a favorable ...

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 he...

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...

If you're an Olympic weightlifter, a cross fitter, power lifter, fitness athlete in general, something that you do probably every single workout is a ...

The squat, perhaps more than any other movement pattern, allows the opportunity for the analysis of an athlete’s mobility and stability as they per...

TRX and other suspension trainers are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment for the physical therapist, chiropractor, or other rehab professio...

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...

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...

The keys to a proper squat There are a few important keys to a proper squat that we need to follow as we look at what makes a safe and efficient squa...

Ankle mobility is without a doubt the most commonly found mobility limitation I see in the fitness athletes that I work with, whether that is the week...

How to Warm Up for Squats What's up barbell nation? Dr. Zach Long from thebarbellphysio.com here. Thanks for joining me today. We're going to talk a l...

The band pull through is an often forgotten exercise that really needs to be in more athletes fitness and rehabilitation programs. This loaded variati...

One of the most frequent questions I'm asked by CrossFit athletes and coaches are what the best mobility movements are for a CrossFit athlete's warm u...

In a workout with lots of overhead work (pressing, jerks, snatches) getting in some solid prep work is crucial to optimal performance. The below vide...

One of the most common conditions I treat is patellofemoral pain, which is just a fancy way of saying anterior knee pain around the patella. While a v...

The squat is the king of all exercises, unrivaled in its ability to build explosive hip strength, power, and develop athletes. Unfortunately, anterior...

The use of banded joint mobilizations to improve mobility has become commonplace in CrossFit boxes, gyms, and into physical therapy clinics. People a...

Rhabdomyolysis is a rare medical condition that can result from intense physical exercise. When "rhabdo" occurs, severe muscle damage leads to the rel...

The pistol squat is a highly challenging bodyweight movement common to CrossFit workouts. This exercise not only requires strength, but balance and a ...

The squat is a fundaments movement to athletic performance, but a shocking number of athletes demonstrate a faulty movement pattern during a squat. Fr...

Sub-optimal glute activation is one of the most common faults I see in athletes. This can lead to a host of injuries as well as decreased performance....

My latest article was just published in CrossFit Journal on the mobility and motor control needs of the squat. Great read for any athlete or coach loo...

Attention Fitness Athletes,   Many athletes spend too much time trying to improve their mobility and reap little benefit from their hard work. To...

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The Reach, Roll, Lift (RRL) is one of my favorite upper extremity exercises. For me, it makes both a great treatment as well as a good assessment tool...

Pinching in the  hips during squats is one of the most common complaints I hear from CrossFitters and weightlifters. A variety of restrictions can le...

  A variety of lower extremity injuries can occur as a result of decreased ankle mobility, specifically decreased dorsiflexion (see my posts on t...

Over the past 6 or so months I have been experimenting with VooDoo bands promoted by Kelly Starrett of mobilitywod.com Mobility bands from Edge Mobil...

Weightlifting for Children For years, strength training and weightlifting have been used by adolescents and adults to improve their sports performance...

The Importance of Dorsiflexion for Lower Extremity Functioning I have spent the last year working on research projects around the need for proper dors...

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