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  • 5 Reasons to Try These Novel Strict Rope Climb Variations

    A major theme for shoulder health is the introduction of more horizontal pulling variations.  This holds especially true in the off-season as we are trying to work in multiple planes and build back balance after a rigorous in-season.  Generally most of our programs are heavily loaded with overhead pull...
  • 3 Unique Eccentric Exercises for Overhead Mobility

    I think sometimes we forget that good old eccentric training can be an effective way to gain mobility.  It’s a well studied phenomenon and under utilized tool in my opinion.  A couple reasons why eccentrics can be more useful that just foam rolling: Build control and stability at end range...
  • Mastering Handstands, Muscle-ups and Strict Gymnastics with Powerful Monkeys

    Hey all, This week I’m at Power Monkey Camp again.  It’s always incredibly fun and a great learning experience.  You really can’t get such an all-star cast of fitness pros anywhere else in the world.  I’ve been to all 7 camps so far and don’t plan on stopping any...
  • 9 Critical Principles for a Successful Off-season Program (Part 3)

    We’re up to part 3 in our series.  If you missed the previous parts you can find them below: Part 1 click HERE Part 2 click HERE Now onto the finale… 7: Go Strict Now don’t get me wrong.  I love me some kipping.  Practicing how to kip properly...
  • 9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 2)

    If you missed part 1 in our series then click HERE to go back and check it out before continuing.  Now onto part 2… 4: Have Some Fun If the sole purpose of your training is to become a better athlete sometimes you get a bit tired of training....
  • 9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 1)

    1: Take Some Time Off After a grueling open season it’s natural to want to be excited about getting back into training hardcore. You’ve been able to test your mettle in the open, you’ve found some new weaknesses and you’re eager to start hammering them.  Well, that’s great but...
  • How to Assess Overhead Mobility: Part 3

    This month’s Insiders webinar is part 3 in our discussion on improving overhead mobility.  One major issue we tackle are sets, reps, frequency, duration and intensity.  One thing I’ve never understood is the lack of people tackling the issue of optimal set and rep schemes.  How often should I...
  • Pelvic Structure, Persistent Quad Atrophy, and Stretching with Shoulder Impingement

    On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we talk about the impact of unique pelvic structure, how to deal with persistent quad atrophy, and stretching people with shoulder impingement. To view more episodes, subscribe, and ask your questions, go to http://mikereinold.com/askmikereinold.   #AskMikeReinold Episode 54: Pelvic Structure, Persistent Quad...
  • Is Training Your Rotator Cuff Stupid?

    So right now there’s a weird trend going on in regard to shoulder rehabilitation.  For some reason I think it’s become unpopular to train the shoulder and more specifically the rotator cuff when you have shoulder pain.  Here are some trends I’m seeing going on in the blogosphere and...