Category Archives for Coaches Corner

The Perfect Warm-up for the Snatch

The snatch is easily one of the most challenging exercises I can think of.  It’s certainly one of my weakest exercises and over time I’ve learned to really appreciate the lift.  I’ve

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4 Reasons Physical Therapists and Personal Trainers Need to Communicate

The other day I released an article entitled 10 Critical Principles Physical Therapists Need to Know about Crossfit for Successful Rehabilitation.  I admit, I was a bit ticked off from so many therapists

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The Best Mobility and Stability Exercises to Improve the Front Rack: Part 2 – Addressing the Shoulder Blade, Shoulder Joint, Elbow and Wrist

Well it looks like your front rack position could use some work huh?  Me too.  Let’s get down to business.  Last week we spoke about how important hammering down thoracic spine mobility and stability

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 3

In the last series we went over common areas that may be holding us back from getting into a good set-up position for the snatch and being efficient in the first pull.  If you missed the first 2 articles

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Fitness Pain Free Podcast #23: Stability vs Mobility with Dr. Brian Strump

With the advent of the excellent resources “Becoming a Supple Leopard” and mobilityWOD.com, mobility has become increasingly popular. It’s become so popular that some people believe it

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Evidence Based Application of the Functional Movement Screen: Part 4

In the fourth and final installment I wanted to briefly recap what the FMS has been shown to do and then direct some thinking toward figuring out how we can implement the FMS and where future research

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Evidence Based Application of the Functional Movement Screen: Part 3

I think the articles selected in the previous segments were a pretty accurate representation of the populations studied by the FMS for injury prevention.  If you missed the previous articles, I’d

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Evidence Based Application of the Functional Movement Screen: Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed the FMS’s ability to predict injuries in the sports population.  Hopefully it turned some eyebrows and illuminated some interesting findings about the FMS.  In part 2

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Evidence Based Application of the Functional Movement Screen: Part 1

Disclaimer: This article series is particularly for the coaches, trainers and therapists out there.  It doesn’t mean  you won’t get some great info from it if you aren’t in these

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