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Evidence Based Application of the Functional Movement Screen: Part 4

In the fourth and final installment I wanted to briefly recap what the FMS has been shown to do and then direct some thinking toward figuring out how we can implement the FMS and where future research

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Evidence Based Application of the Functional Movement Screen: Part 3

I think the articles selected in the previous segments were a pretty accurate representation of the populations studied by the FMS for injury prevention.  If you missed the previous articles, I’d

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Evidence Based Application of the Functional Movement Screen: Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed the FMS’s ability to predict injuries in the sports population.  Hopefully it turned some eyebrows and illuminated some interesting findings about the FMS.  In part 2

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Evidence Based Application of the Functional Movement Screen: Part 1

Disclaimer: This article series is particularly for the coaches, trainers and therapists out there.  It doesn’t mean  you won’t get some great info from it if you aren’t in these fields

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4 Easy Progressions of the Short Foot to Provide Knee and Foot Pain Relief

Hey man, keep your foot short!  Fix your foot.  Arch up! Not the most common cues you hear in the gym. My super good buddy and co-host of the fitness pain free podcast Rob Rowland asked me one time,

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How Not to Destroy Your Lower Back While Squatting: Avoiding The Dreaded Butt Tuck Position

Updated November 2017: Pretty much everyone calls “butt” tuck”  butt wink now. To start, I wanted to say that I plugged the words “butt tuck” into google to get some good

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Why Your Deadlift Technique Sucks – Using the Joint By Joint Approach – Part 4

We’ve all seen it.  It starts as a friendly attempt at picking up a heavy weight.  It ends in terror, back pain and vertebral discs being shot all over the room.  You know what I’m talking

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Why Your Overhead Press Sucks: Joint By Joint Approach for Crossfit – Part 3

One time at a christmas party I tried pressing a fire hydrant over my head and failed miserably several times.  Had I known then what I know now I might have succeeded (Or not, I doubt the christmas drinks

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Why Your Squat Sucks: Joint By Joint Approach for Crossfit – Part 2

So last time we discussed the joint by joint approach.  If you missed part 1 where we introduce the joint by joint approach you can find it HERE:  Now let’s put it into a meaningful context within

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The Best Kept Secret in Injury Prevention: Joint By Joint Approach for Crossfit – Part 1

The human body is complex.  Assessment, corrective exercise and injury prevention is also tricky.  If we’re new to the game, how can we begin to figure out our deficits and address them?  If

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FPF Episode 10 – Screening and Assessing the Fitness Population

With the popularity of Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (FMS), the topic of screening and assessing personal training clients has become hot.  Dan And Rob Rowland take a wack at it: Why

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Is Overhead Pressing Destroying Your Shoulders?

Hey guys, here is an excerpt from my upcoming e-book I’m in the process of finishing up.  The e-book is a guide to preventing shoulder pain and dealing with achy shoulders in cross fit athletes. I

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