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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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One of My Favorite Drills for the Clean and Jerk and Thruster

Crossfit throws a lot of strange olympic lifting variations together that you wouldn’t normally find in an olympic lifting meet.  This complex puts together several exercises to help build proficiency

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9 Reasons Why I Like Tempo Lifts

Tempo lifts require a certain speed during your lifts.  Let’s use squats as a example.  A prescription of 31X0 for a back squat means: 3 seconds to lower into the bottom of the squat 1 second

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Lost Keys to a Deep Squat – Assessing Hip Internal Rotation

Being able to get into a deep squat is extremely challenging for many people and information on how to improve your squat mobility is sometimes missing a few key points.  I’ve covered this topic

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Why You Need to Correct Your Crappy Posture

If there’s one thing that I see and treat pretty much every single day of the week, it’s terrible posture.  What is difficult for me to deal with is the elderly population with terrible thoracic

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15 Keys to Safe and Effective Programming: Part 2

In part 1 of the series we spoke about the importance of screening, specificity, education and expectations and managing exercise frequency and volume.  If you missed part 1 of this article series I

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15 Keys to Safe and Effective Programming: Part 1

I once heard some fantastic advice about passion and goal setting from someone who’s name I’ve since forgotten.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to butcher this but the advice was something

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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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