stability

  • 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...
  • A Deep Investigation into the Safety and Performance of the Deep Squat: Part 2 – Why Does Compensation Occur?

    Last week we spoke about common compensations we see in the squats.  Again, some common compensations seen are: Increased Toe Out Increased Stance Width Decreased Depth Lumbar Spine Flexion Increased Forward Trunk Lean Knee not in line with toe (Increased knee out generally with hip flexion restrictions and knees...
  • 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...
  • How to Implement Assessment and Corrective Strategies into Your Box: Part 1 – The Problem and the Solution

    I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling and speaking around the United States lately and one of the biggest things I’m trying to do is educate people about screening and assessing themselves and their clients.  It is enormously important and also enormously overlooked and forgotten in our realm.  We’ve...
  • The Best Mobility Drills and Progressions for the Ring Muscle-Up

    We all know and love the ring muscle-up.  It’s a fun exercise and feels great the first time we accomplish our first rep.  On the flip side of the coin, it’s also an exercise that can lead to injury if done poorly. One of the biggest problems I see...
  • 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...
  • The Best Exercises For Crossfit Shoulder Health

    As we all know, shoulder health is paramount in crossfit.  From personal experience I’ve found that shoulders tend to be one of the most commonly injured and painful joints in crossfit.  I believe one of the major reasons for this is that Crossfit contains a large amount of shoulder...
  • 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 at 135 and chest to bar pull-ups I was a bit concerned.  I was...
  • How to Properly Warmup for the Kipping Pullup

    Since I’m on a tremendous kipping pullup spree lately I figured I’d just keep it going.  Over the years I’ve compiled several corrective exercises (Some mobility drills, some stability drills and some for motor control) that I like to use to improve the kipping pullup.  I’ve taken the ones...