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Does Foam Rolling Increase Long Term Flexibility?

Recently I’ve heard a lot of hatred and negative talk toward foam rolling.  A common reason for this is the plethora of research coming out about foam rolling having short term effects when it comes

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Two Interesting Benefits of Foam Rolling

I’m going to start this off by saying that I’m a big proponent of foam rolling (For the right reasons).  I think foam rolling often gets thrown under the bus because some experts think that

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How to Assess Overhead Mobility: Part 3

This month’s Insiders webinar is part 3 in our discussion on improving overhead mobility.  One major issue we tackle are sets, reps, frequency, duration and intensity.  One thing I’ve never understood

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2 Easy Ways to Get More From Your Foam Rolling

I like to use foam rolling a lot to help gain new range of motion for my clients.  It’s fast and easy to do.  It’s also a great option for people who have pain with stretching or at their

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Why You Should Foam Roll After Training

One phenomenon that occurs throughout a single game and over the course of a season for a baseball pitcher is a reduction in their throwing arm range of motion (total arc and internal rotation).  Where

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The Missing Key to Correcting Anterior Pelvic Tilt

If you’re a therapist or coach who regularly studies biomechanics you’ve undoubtedly heard of anterior pelvic tilt.  Anterior pelvic tilt (as shown in the featured image above) is when the

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Is Weighted Mobilization for the Thoracic Spine a Bad Idea?

Foam rolling for the thoracic spine is a good intervention for improving thoracic spine motion.  I use it for myself, patients and athletes regularly.  However, should we be adding weight to the movement?

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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

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The Best Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility Drills to Fix Your Squat

As you guys are all probably aware of by now, having adequate ankle flexibility is important for achieving a deep squat.  What is important is being able to distinguish between whether you actually have

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