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How to Assess Ankle Mobility and Considerations for Training

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV! In this episode we talk about one of my favorite topics, ankle mobility! Now I’ve been speaking about this concept for years but haven’t

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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 Assess and Correct Overhead Mobility Restrictions for Strength Training

I’m very pumped to announce that I’ve teamed up with Kiefer Lammi (The head strength coach from Champion PT and Performance) to start up STRONGER TV. We wanted to combine our 2 backgrounds,

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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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Two Interesting Benefits of Foam Rolling

I’m going to start this off by saying that I’m a big proponent of foam rolling (For the right reasons).  I think foam rolling often gets thrown under the bus because some experts think that

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