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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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5 Minute Deadlift Assessment and Mobility (Toe Touch Assessment)

Two weeks ago I made a video entitled 5-minute overhead mobility.  It’s a compilation of my favorite overhead mobility exercises with an assessment and demonstrations with explanations of each mobilization.

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How to Assess and Correct the Front Rack to Improve Front Squats, Jerks, Thrusters and Cleans

Have trouble in the front rack?  Difficulty keeping your elbows up during a front squat?  Can’t grip the bar during a thruster without wrecking your wrists?  Can’t get the bar in the right

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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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Save Your Spine by Learning How to Assess and Correct Deadlift Patterns

We all know how important it is to keep a neutral spine while deadlifting.  There are so many fantastic videos out there showing how not to deadlift.  Here’s one of my favorites: http://youtu.be/X4P14V7rqbg I

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Finding the Best Squat Stance for Performance, Hip and Lower Back Health

Proper squatting forms the basis of any performance system and is essential to meaningful function as an athlete and human.  This includes all populations including the elderly (might need to scale though,

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Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1 Course Review

If you’ve been following this site for any period of time you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Gray Cook’s concepts.  I’ve been using the functional movement screen (FMS) since

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Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 25 – The Joint by Joint Approach for the Upper Body

Join Rob and I as we continue on in our quest to educate the masses on performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation.  Today we go deep into the joint by joint approach for the upper body: For last

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Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 24: Introducing the Joint by Joint Approach – Lower Body and Lumbar Spine

Join Rob and I as we discuss a popular and effective method of rehabilitation and injury prevention known as the joint by joint approach popularized by Gray Cook. How your feet can affect knee pain...

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 3

In the last series we went over common areas that may be holding us back from getting into a good set-up position for the snatch and being efficient in the first pull.  If you missed the first 2 articles

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Fitness Pain Free Podcast #23: Stability vs Mobility with Dr. Brian Strump

With the advent of the excellent resources “Becoming a Supple Leopard” and mobilityWOD.com, mobility has become increasingly popular. It’s become so popular that some people believe it

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