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How to Assess and Correct Overhead Mobility Issues

So a while back I wrote an article on how to assess overhead mobility.  Since then I’ve been meaning to put together a little video guide on not only how to assess overhead mobility but a few of

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FPF Podcast Episode 31: Diagnosing and Treating Running Injuries with Chris Johnson – Part 1

Join us today as I interview physical therapist and running specialist Chris Johnson.  Topics discussed are: 90% of runners run at 90% intensity, 90% of the time and 90% get injured – whoa

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The Missing Ingredient to Crossfit Success and Longevity

As a whole I think the competitive crossfit community is very intelligent.  We seek out every opportunity to fine tune our technique.  We realize how important things like mobility, technique and recovery

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10 Most Popular Posts of 2013

Well 2013 has been a great year for me and for the site.  Last year I picked an arbitrary number of hits I’d like to have on my site over the course of the year.  I wanted 100,000 total.  I had

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The Best Mobility and Stability Exercises to Improve the Front Rack: Part 2 – Addressing the Shoulder Blade, Shoulder Joint, Elbow and Wrist

Well it looks like your front rack position could use some work huh?  Me too.  Let’s get down to business.  Last week we spoke about how important hammering down thoracic spine mobility and stability

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The Best Mobility and Stability Exercises to Improve the Front Rack: Part 1 – Addressing the Thoracic Spine

One of my recent patients came in after a cervical fusion surgery looking to get back into crossfit.  We addressed the neck issues and started reintroducing crossfit exercises back into his program.  One

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Strict Pull Ups Before Kipping Pull Ups? A Round Table Debate at Crossfit HQ with Russell Berger, Carl Paoli, Dave Durante, Jacob Tsypkin and Dan Pope

Several weeks ago Crossfit HQ was kind enough to fly me out to Santa Cruz to have a sit down discussion all about kipping pullups.  This was for a program entitled “Crossfit Offline” hosted

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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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Kipping Pullups at Crossfit HQ

I just came back from a very exciting two day trip to crossfit headquarters in Santa Cruz California.  Russell Berger from Crossfit Inc. sent me an email asking if I’d like to be part of a roundtable

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The 5 Worst Crossfit and Strongman Exercises That Cause the Most Injury – Fitness Pain Free Podcast #26

Join Rob and Dan as we get away from some of the sciency stuff and we start bashing on some exercises.  Time to hate!  Things we discuss: Running? Please say it ain’t so Rob

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What’s Worse, Regular Kipping Pullups or Butterfly Kipping Pull-ups?

I’ve been on a major kipping pullup kick lately.  Another topic in the pullup world I wanted to touch on briefly (I promise I’ll stop talking about kipping soon) is the butterfly kipping pullup.

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6 Ways to Make Kipping Pullups Safer

So the last few articles were all trash talking on kipping pullups.  We went over several reasons why kipping pullups might be causing injuries.  If you missed these articles you can find them here: Part

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