• Introducing the Insiders Online Mentoring Program

    Here’s the Problem The idea of “bridging the gap” between therapy and performance is increasingly more popular.  Therapists are treating more people in the fitness population and starting to realize the importance of strengthening and conditioning as it applies to our patients.   Coaches are beginning to realize the...
  • How to Rehab Your Athletes Back to Kipping Pullups – Part 1

    A lot of my athletes are coming back from shoulder injuries where they couldn’t kip previously.  This could be after a major surgery like rotator cuff repair or a bad impingement syndrome / tendinopathy that leaves athletes unable to kip. Now, like any other shoulder patient we’ll need to have...
  • How to Hang on a Bar Without Hurting Your Shoulders

    Most people have a very aggressive introduction to hanging and kipping movements.  It usually goes a little bit like this: Hop right up and grab the bar.  Didn’t fall off?  Great let’s try kipping. As coaches and athletes we generally don’t think much of jumping up and hanging onto...
  • 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 end range of motion (think shoulder impingement or femoral acetabular...
  • Why Your Hard Met-cons Are Too Easy and Your Easy Met-cons are Too Hard – Introducing Polarized Training

    First of all, I stole this title right from a Triathlon Magazine and wanted to give credit where it was due. The title was too perfect not to use.  Second of all I think this idea I’m about to write about is super intriguing and a variable that can...
  • Easy Ways to Prevent and Treat Elbow Issues

    I see a decent amount of elbow pain in the clinic.  I see quite a bit of medial (inside) elbow pain mostly from a lot of false grip and rope climb work.  This area tends to flair-up with a lot of gripping with the elbow in a flexed position...
  • How to Increase Your Risk of Injury by 7000%

    We all know the importance of having adequate mobility in order to perform snatches, clean and jerks, handstands and muscle-ups.  We also know just how important technique is to performance and injury prevention.  I think as a community we’re getting better at periodizing our programming to peak during a...
  • Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Blades, Kipping and Powerful Monkeys – Podcast on The Movement Fix with Ryan Debell

    Recently my good friend Ryan Debell over at TheMovementFix.com interviewed me for his podcast.  Ryan and I have been friends and have worked together several times in the past and I was really excited to be on the show.  It gets a bit silly throughout but we do get down...
  • Movement Essentials is Finally Here!!!

    I am extremely excited to announce the launch of my new product: “Monkey Method – Movement Essentials” The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Fixing Technical Flaws in the Handstand, Muscle-up and Olympic Lifts I write regularly about the importance of screening and assessing yourself and your athletes.  Dr. Dave...