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  • Quick and Easy TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) Assessment and Stretch

    Hip extension has been a big theme of the past several posts so I figured I’d keep on riding that train.  This week we talk hip extension, iliopsoas and the TFL (tensor fascia latae).  These muscles can be a limiter of hip extension but not just in the traditional...
  • How To Assess Thoracic Spine Mobility

    Thoracic spine mobility is vital for shoulder health and performance during all loaded overhead movements.  An unfortunate trend I’ve noticed with my articles is that people care far more about mobility exercises then they care about assessments for the same area.  Now, wouldn’t you think that knowing whether or...
  • How to Implement Assessment and Corrective Strategies into Your Box: Part 3 – Assessing Front Rack Mobility

    In last week’s article we talked about implementing assessments for overhead mobility into your box, this time we’ll talk front rack (Front rackanese?).  One of the first things I’ll ask when going over the front rack is, who out there has a perfect front rack position?  Usually the answer is...
  • Lost Keys to a Deep Squat – Assessing Ankle Dorsiflexion

    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 an ankle flexibility problem or not.  Lucky for us this can be done with an...
  • Save Your Spine by Learning How to Assess and Correct Deadlift Patterns

    We all know how important it is to keep a neutral spine while deadlifting.  There are so many fantastic videos out there showing how not to deadlift.  Here’s one of my favorites: http://youtu.be/X4P14V7rqbg I honestly feel bad posting this video.  In reality this looks like a hard working gentleman,...