progressions

  • 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...
  • A Simple Modification for Kipping Pull-ups You’ve Never Tried

    So last week I leaked some of my favorite modifications for C-kip and Butterfly Pull-ups.  In case you missed them I’ll post them below: Butterfly: I really wanted to make a blog post about how people get hurt and why it’s so important for people to modify these movements....
  • An Often Overlooked Aspect of Kipping Pull-up Mastery

    Muscle-ups, butterfly pull-ups and front uprises.  All really fun, and all requiring kipping.  Trouble is, in order to perform these movements well, you are going to need a little work on the basics.  One mistake I often see missed in gyms is failing to work on the hollow and...
  • How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 1: Double Leg Jumping

    As I’ve mentioned in a few posts in the past I’ve been working with a lot of doctorate students finishing their clinical affiliations lately.  I mentioned in my last post about students not finishing their programs with much of an exercise arsenal to treat a wide variety of patients.  Now,...
  • The Best Drills and Progressions for Handstands and Handstand Walking

    One of the challenges of coaching a complex movement in a group setting is that generally most people in the room end up being at a different level of competency when it comes to these movements.  As a coach it can be very challenging to get everyone from A to...