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    Easy Circuit to Strengthen Overhead Mobility

    This week’s post adds onto the post earlier in the week.  In the prior article we spoke about the importance of accurately determining where your mobility limitations lie, choosing the correct mobilizations and then reinforcing that new motion.  In this article I share 3 of my favorite reinforcement and...
  • 3 Simple and Effective Kettlebell Thoracic Spine Mobility and Scapular Stability Exercises

    Shoulder health is a favorite topic of mine.  Having adequate thoracic spine mobility is an important variable for healthy shoulders.  Also important is being able to properly control the shoulder blade on top of the ribcage. I’ve been messing around with some rib-pull and kettlebells lifts lately and came up...
  • 5 Interesting Scapular Exercises to Help Improve Kipping Pull-ups

    I spoke recently at power monkey camp with therapist Dave Tilley in Crossville Tennessee.  He was a big advocate of creating a spectrum of exercises in order to improve someone’s movement.  In other words, he didn’t believe that solely lying on a foam roller would yield the best carryover to your...
  • 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 had several trials and tribulations with the lift over the years. From ugly turkey snatches in the...
  • 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 going to need it in order to snatch properly.  Next up we’ll work on building stability and technique.  It’s time to utilize...
  • 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 is a bit of a magic sword to cure all of their ailments.  Join Dr. Brian Strump and Dr. Dan as we...