• Dynamic Warm-ups in the Physical Therapy Setting

    Hey Sally, how are you doing today?  How about you spend 15 minutes warming up on the bike / elliptical / treadmill / arm bike and I’ll be right with you. How many times do you hear this at a traditional physical therapy clinic?   In the strength and...
  • Warming up and Perfecting the Clean and Jerk

    Some time ago I made a video which showed my favorite videos for warming up and practicing the snatch.  This week I’ve compiled a video of my favorite warm-up and technical drills for the Clean and Jerk.  I do this sequence before doing any clean and jerk work and it...
  • My Favorite Mobility and Warm-up Exercises for the Entire Body

    When I was at the power monkey camp in Tennessee I put the athletes through a warm-up that everyone really enjoyed and several people asked if I had in a video format.  Over this past weekend I got in front of a video camera to make that happen.  I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Super Bretzel: If I could only pick one stretch, this would be it

    Here’s one of my favorite stretches.  I really like this stretch because it hits a lot of things at once and it focuses on areas that usually need it.  I basically combined a stretch created by Gray Cook and Brett Jones with some ingenuity from Kelly Starrett and Mike...
  • The Burgener Olympic Lifting Warm-up for Shoulder Health

    I really like Coach Burgener. If you haven’t heard of Coach Mike Burgener, he’s the Senior International Weightlifting Coach for the U.S.  Somewhere along the way he got involved with the crossfit community.  As you are all well aware of, crossfit loves the olympic lifts and uses them quite...
  • Stretches and Mobility Drills to Prepare for the Snatch and Overhead Squat: Video Demonstrations

    As we all know, the first time trying an overhead squat can be quite the experience.  It feels super awkward, its hard to put all of the pieces together and often times your body just does not feel like it can get into the right position. NOTE: As of 10/16/2013...
  • How to: Ultimate Upper Body Warm-Up – The How’s and Why’s Explained

    If you read my training journal at all you know I throw around the words “prehab”, “static stretching” and “dynamic warmup” quite frequently.   A lot of people have asked me what the hell that means and really its tough to describe the exercises I use.   Here’s my best...