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James Tatum joins me this week to discuss improving positioning in the snatch for optimal performance and decreasing excessive strain on the body. Jam...

In sports and fitness, the ability to get your body into proper positions is incredibly important to properly executing movements with efficiency to m...

Back injuries happen when you’ve trained hard and long enough. While I will be the FIRST medical professional to tell you that heavy training should...

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’...

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...

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...

Kettlebells are undoubtedly one of the most effective pieces of equipment for the development of strength and conditioning. But most don't yet know t...

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

NOTE: if you are interested in diving deep into providing top quality health & fitness care for postpartum women, PLEASE check out Dr Sarah Ellis ...

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...

The kettlebell is a fantastic training tool for athletes and the general population to build strength, stability, coordination, conditioning, and spor...

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...

A lot of athletes are limited when it comes to hip internal rotation. side plank for hip internal rotation When hip internal rotation is limited, it c...

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

Great Exercises You Are Not Doing For Performance, Injury Prevention, & Rehab Great Exercises You Are Not Doing Single Leg Raise So, you want to...

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...

Loaded carries are great for conditioning, rehabilitation, and stability work in individual's of all physical activity levels. Loaded carries can be e...

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...

The fitness athlete must be able to perform a full depth squat.  The squat is the single most important training tool for developing hip power in ath...

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...

The Olympic snatch is a frequently used exercise is strength & conditioning programs, and for good reason.  This exercise allows the athlete to l...

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