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    How to Rehab Your Athletes Back to Kipping Pullups – Part 1

    A lot of my athletes are coming back from shoulder injuries where they couldn’t kip previously.  This could be after a major surgery like rotator cuff repair or a bad impingement syndrome / tendinopathy that leaves athletes unable to kip. Now, like any other shoulder patient we’ll need to have...
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    6 Step Guide to Prevent and Treat Extension Based Lower Back Pain (Part 2)

    Welcome back.  So in the first installment we broke down: What extension based lower back pain is Which movements have the potential to cause it Compensations that lead to overextension and potential pain Training errors that can potentially lead to pain If you haven’t checked out part 1 of this...
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    5 Common Causes of Extension Based Lower Back Pain (Part 1)

    We all know that lifting with a rounded lower back can certainly cause some lower back pain.  What’s also important to wrap your head around is that many people don’t have trouble with lumbar flexion (lumbar rounding) but with the opposite motion called extension.  Lumbar extension is what this...
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    Easy Ways to Prevent and Treat Elbow Issues

    I see a decent amount of elbow pain in the clinic.  I see quite a bit of medial (inside) elbow pain mostly from a lot of false grip and rope climb work.  This area tends to flair-up with a lot of gripping with the elbow in a flexed position...
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    3 Great Lower Trapezius Exercises You’ve Never Thought Of

    So the scapulae are kind of a big deal.  They help us do cool stuff in the gym and help keep our shoulders healthy.  What goes on in the shoulder blade is very important from a shoulder impingement perspective.  One overlooked but important muscle in this whole ordeal is the...
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    You Should Foam Roll Your Thoracic Spine Properly

    So I guess why I’m revisiting this topic is because I continue to see people who foam roll their thoracic spine incorrectly.  It’s such a powerful movement when done properly so I don’t want to ignore it.  I think most people realize that when they foam roll their thoracic...
  • How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 4: Advanced Single Leg Jumping

    In Part 3 we covered advanced double leg jumping and progressions.  In part 4 we’ll focus on advanced single leg jumping and progressions.  These are the progressions I like to use after athletes have mastered the basics of single and double leg jumping. Part 1 – Double Leg Jumping Part 2...
  • How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 3: Advanced Double Leg Jumping

    In part 3 we’ll focus on more advanced double leg jumping and progressions.  These are the progressions I like to use after athletes have mastered the basics in part 1.  Before moving on, here are the other installments in case you missed them: Part 1 – Double Leg Jumping Part...
  • How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 2: Single Leg Jumping

    In Part 1 we covered double leg jumping and progressions and explained how to progress jumping with athletes.  In part 2 we’ll focus on single leg jumping and progressions.  I generally start single leg jump variations once double leg jumping looks symmetrical and an athlete has adequate strength to perform...