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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

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Surprisingly Fast Way to Fix Elbow Pain

Today’s guest post comes from grip specialist Jedd Johnson.  I went to a seminar with Jedd back in 2006 and when he asked me if he could write an article for my site I was really pumped.  Doing

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Interview with Yours Truly, Dr. Dan Pope with Dr. Dave Tilley

My good friend and excellent therapist / gymnastics coach / extraordinaire Dr. Dave Tilley recently sat down with me to do an interview.  We talked my background, blending physical therapy and fitness,

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Awesome Mobility Product By Dr. Zach Long (On Sale 1st Week)

Hey Guys, A good friend of mine recently released a great product called “Bulletproof Mobility.”  I think you all know how passionate I am about educating people about things like assessment,

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How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 3: Advanced Double Leg Jumping

In part 3 we’ll focus on more advanced double leg jumping and progressions.  These are the progressions I like to use after athletes have mastered the basics in part 1.  Before moving on, here

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4 Step Checklist for Battle Ready Shoulders

Thank you for signing up! Make sure you check your emails over the next few weeks with some specific attention on October 10th when our program launches! As I promised, here are the goods.  Click the

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How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 2: Single Leg Jumping

In Part 1 we covered double leg jumping and progressions and explained how to progress jumping with athletes.  In part 2 we’ll focus on single leg jumping and progressions.  I generally start

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Spinal Health Tips for Gymnasts

Spinal Health Tips for Gymnasts Gymnastics is a demanding sport that requires rigorous training as well as high levels of physical fitness, body control and mental discipline. Because a gymnast must continually

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Which Ankle Mobility Drill is Best for Me?

https://youtu.be/auR8avcD1m4 Some time back I came out with this video showing an easy assessment for ankle mobility.  Ankle mobility is essential for technique during deep squats, pistols, lunge and

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Fast and Easy Shoulder Warm-up – No Equipment Needed!

Warming up can be fairly complex.  Now-a-days, scouting around the internet would have you believe that you need a foam roller, system of bands, lacrosse ball, kettlebells, compass and machete to navigate

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Easy Ankle Mobility Adjustment for Knee Pain

As discussed in prior articles, ankle mobility restrictions can be a large player in knee pain.  It makes sense that we should probably be correcting these issues if we’re finding them, especially

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The Definitive Article on Fixing the Pistol: Part 2 – Stability, Practice and Accessory Work

https://youtu.be/ZmzRysSj2T4 Probably not the first step in building a foundation for solid pistols. Steve Cotter is a monster by the way… Last week we spoke about mobility for the pistol.  Now

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