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An Overlooked Reason for Excessive Toe Out in the Deep Squat

So, why do athletes end up toeing out (point their toes out) excessively in the bottom of the squat?  The major answers are usually poor ankle mobility (dorsiflexion) and poor hip flexion range of motion.

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How the Shoulder Affects the Front Rack and How to Address It

Are you the guy who’s pinky slips out from under the bar during a max clean and jerk?  Do your wrists kill after thrusters?  Can’t even touch the barbell to your chest during push press? You

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Self Kettlebell Thoracic Spine Mobilization with Ryan DeBell

I recently had the opportunity to speak at Ohare Crossfit for Angelo Sisco and his wonderful employees on the topics of mobility and programming for safety and performance.   Dr. Ryan Debell from www.themovementfix.com

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A Deep Investigation into the Safety and Performance of the Deep Squat: Part 3 – Addressing Compensation With a Continuum Model

Last week we spoke about why compensation occurs in our body.  When we have an athlete who displays some of these compensations we have to determine why these are occurring so that we can more thoroughly

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3 Simple and Effective Kettlebell Thoracic Spine Mobility and Scapular Stability Exercises

Shoulder health is a favorite topic of mine.  Having adequate thoracic spine mobility is an important variable for healthy shoulders.  Also important is being able to properly control the shoulder blade

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Which Ankle Mobility Drill is Best for Me?

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 step-up variations.  It’s

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How to Implement Assessment and Corrective Strategies into Your Box: Part 3 – Assessing Front Rack Mobility

In last week’s article we talked about implementing assessments for overhead mobility into your box, this time we’ll talk front rack (Front rackanese?).  One of the first things I’ll

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How to Implement Assessment and Corrective Strategies into Your Box: Part 2 – Assessing Overhead Mobility

Last week we went over the importance of implementing assessment and corrective strategies at your box.  This week we’ll begin going over the specifics of how to do it.  First up, overhead mobility.

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How to Implement Assessment and Corrective Strategies into Your Box: Part 1 – The Problem and the Solution

I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling and speaking around the United States lately and one of the biggest things I’m trying to do is educate people about screening and assessing themselves

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Principles of Overhead Mobility – Treating the Teres Major

Some time back I read an article by Mike Reinold about the Teres Major.  I also had this drilled back into my head while going over his and Eric Cressey Functional Stability Training of the upper body

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5 Minute Overhead Mobility

One of the biggest things I focus on clinically in the crossfit athlete (and any other individual that requires full overhead range of motion) is overhead mobility.  I regularly get patients that complain

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The Best Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility Drills to Fix Your Squat

As you guys are all probably aware of by now, having adequate ankle flexibility is important for achieving a deep squat.  What is important is being able to distinguish between whether you actually have

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