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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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The Best Mobility and Stability Exercises to Improve the Front Rack: Part 1 – Addressing the Thoracic Spine

One of my recent patients came in after a cervical fusion surgery looking to get back into crossfit.  We addressed the neck issues and started reintroducing crossfit exercises back into his program.  One

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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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Why Do My Hips Hurt When I Squat? Femoral Acetabular Impingement: Part 4

So in part 1 we discussed what Femoral Acetabular Impingement is why it’s important to fix.  In part 2 we discussed  how the squat can be contributing to this problem and what we’ve got

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Why Do My Hips Hurt When I Squat? Femoral Acetabular Impingement: Part 3

One topic that seems to have gotten a resurgence of popularity lately is something termed “joint centration” by Dr. Evan Oscar.   Joint centration is simply the act of keeping the joint aligned

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Why Do My Hips Hurt When I Squat? Femoral Acetabular Impingement: Part 2

In part 1 we discussed what femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) is and how squatting can be causing pinching and pain in your groin and hip.  In part 2 we’ll start troubleshooting the squat to

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Why Do My Hips Hurt When I Squat? Femoral Acetabular Impingement: Part 1

Have you or your loved ones ever had a pinching feeling at the bottom part of your squat?  Does it kind of feels like it’s deep in your groin?  Do you really have to warm-up a lot to make it go

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Why Does My Squat Technique Fall Apart When the Weight Gets Heavy?

Hey let’s face it, when the weights get heavy, the form gets sloppy.  We try our best to avoid it, but why does this happen? I feel that most people know that mobility can limit our technique,

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Fitness Pain Free Episode 18: All About Squatting

Dr. Rob and Dan discuss one of the most challenging and effective but often misunderstood exercises, the squat. Will squats destroy my knees and lower back? Should everyone squat? How squats permeate

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How Not to Destroy Your Lower Back While Squatting: Avoiding The Dreaded Butt Tuck Position

Updated November 2017: Pretty much everyone calls “butt” tuck”  butt wink now. To start, I wanted to say that I plugged the words “butt tuck” into google to get some good

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Why Your Squat Sucks: Joint By Joint Approach for Crossfit – Part 2

So last time we discussed the joint by joint approach.  If you missed part 1 where we introduce the joint by joint approach you can find it HERE:  Now let’s put it into a meaningful context within

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1 and 1/2 squats: Improve Your Squat By Working Your Weakness

If you’re like me you have a tough time getting deep in your squats and then coming back out of the hole with some power.  Here’s a great exercise to work on to help with that.  They’re

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