• An Easy Rehab Exercise Progression for Neck Pain

    There’s a plethora of research showing that training the neck and scapular musculature is beneficial for people with neck pain.  Protocols that involve motor control training, strength and endurance for the deep neck flexors and musculature like the serratus anterior, rhomboids and low / mid trapezius are generally helpful.  Here...
  • How to Rehab Your Athletes Back to Kipping Pullups – Part 2

    In last week’s article we talked about: How to restore full shoulder range of motion Teaching hanging position Phase 1: Beginner hanging exercises to build tissue capacity In this article we’ll expand on last week’s article: Phase 2: Advanced hanging exercises to build tissue capacity How to modify difficulty of...
  • 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...
  • 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...