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The Ultimate Front Rack Mobility Guide

The front rack is a very strange movement. It’s very specific to olympic weightlifting. You really only see this position for barbell movements like the clean and jerk, thrusters, push press and

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Does Powerlifting Make You Stiff and Less Flexible?

It’s well established in our medical literature that in specific sports like baseball (pitchers) athletes will lose range of motion in their shoulder throughout the course of both a single game

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Does Foam Rolling Actually Improve Mobility?

Today’s blog post is coming from a recent article I read in the International journal of Sports Physical Therapy. I wanted to post this article to show some of the conflicting evidence out there

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How to Put Together a Mobility Program for Athletes

If you work with athletes that are trying to improve their exercise technique for olympic weightlifting, squatting or overhead lifting, chances are you’ll have to employ some mobility strategies

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Evidence Based Guide to Eccentrics for Mobility

My 3 favorite interventions for improving mobility are stretching, foam rolling and eccentrics.  Stretching and foam rolling are both well known and utilized far and wide to gain mobility excellence everywhere. 

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How to Tell the Difference Between Mobility, Technical and Strength Issues When Someone Has Poor Technique

In the last few article we’ve been discussing reasons why technique falls apart.  In my mind, technique generally falls apart for 3 major reasons: Mobility Deficits Technique (lack of coaching

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How Often Should I Stretch?

Stretching is a pretty complex topic lately.  I think this is mostly because we’re figuring out that stretching doesn’t really do what we once thought it does.  For example we’re learning

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The Best Manual Techniques to Improve Overhead Mobility

Shoulder mobility is going to be very important for all exercises performed overhead.  If you want to be performing movements like push jerks, snatches and pull-ups properly then you’ll want to

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Does Foam Rolling Increase Long Term Flexibility?

Recently I’ve heard a lot of hatred and negative talk toward foam rolling.  A common reason for this is the plethora of research coming out about foam rolling having short term effects when it comes

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Is the Joint by Joint Approach Accurate for Shoulder Pain?

I’m a big fan of the joint by joint approach as a basic understanding of how the joints in the body interact for movement.  As a refresher the joint by joint approach was popularized by Gray Cook

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Are Lat Stretches Dangerous? and 5 Better Ways to Gain Overhead Mobility

So, I’ve said it myself.  It’s important to have mobile lats.  Having adequate lat length will allow for overhead mobility.  Overhead mobility is super important for: Optimal technique

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How to Mobilize, Warm-up and Perfect Snatch Technique

Hey guys, a bit of a whopper for you today.  As you know, I work for a company called Power Monkey Fitness.  It’s a continuing education company for olympic lifting, gymnastics, running, rowing

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