Category Archives for corrective exercise

Mobility and Stability Drills to Improve the Snatch and Overhead Squat

When I first started crossfit, my snatch and overhead squat was god awful.  I somehow managed to qualify for the crossfit regionals in 2010 and when the first event was announced as 21-15-9 overhead squats

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The Correct Way to Mobilize Your Thoracic Spine with a Foam Roller

I wanted to go over something that seems fairly simple but is also done incorrectly frequently.  This is foam rolling your thoracic spine. The point of rolling your thoracic spine is usually to get a

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Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 25 – The Joint by Joint Approach for the Upper Body

Join Rob and I as we continue on in our quest to educate the masses on performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation.  Today we go deep into the joint by joint approach for the upper body: For last

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Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 24: Introducing the Joint by Joint Approach – Lower Body and Lumbar Spine

Join Rob and I as we discuss a popular and effective method of rehabilitation and injury prevention known as the joint by joint approach popularized by Gray Cook. How your feet can affect knee pain...

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 4

I’m a big believer in the concept of troubleshooting mobility and flexibility issues before tackling stability and technique issues.  The last three articles specifically addressed mobility.  You’re

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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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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 1

I’ve written and spoken extensively about fixing the back squat, front squat and overhead squat in the past.  The squat is definitely one of  the most important exercises to get right if you’re

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6 Common Causes of Knee Pain and How to Fix Them: Part 3

      Part 1 – Part 2 Alright, so with the last two installments we’re all up to date with the latest from knee pain university.  It’s enough information to make your

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6 Common Causes of Knee Pain and How to Fix Them: Part 2

Knee pain sucks, especially if you’re an athlete.  Unfortunately runners, cross fit athletes and weightlifters commonly have knee pain.  Terms like chondromalacia patella, patellofemoral pain syndrome,

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6 Common Causes Of Knee Pain and How to Fix Them – Part 1

Knee pain sucks, especially if you’re an athlete.  Unfortunately, I see a lot of runners and cross fit athletes with knee pain.  Running and deep squatting already place a bunch of stress on the

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4 Easy Progressions of the Short Foot to Provide Knee and Foot Pain Relief

Hey man, keep your foot short!  Fix your foot.  Arch up! Not the most common cues you hear in the gym. My super good buddy and co-host of the fitness pain free podcast Rob Rowland asked me one time,

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