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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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3 More Reasons Kipping Pullups Cause Injury

I couldn’t help myself.  In this article we discuss 3 more reasons that kipping pullups could be causing injury.  If you missed the first 3 reasons, you can find them all HERE.  This article is

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3 Reasons Kipping Pullups Cause Injuries

First off, I want to say that I’m not against kipping pull-ups.  If you are a competitive crossfit athlete then they are going to be a staple part of your program.  I’m ok with that.  I

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The Top 9 Biggest Rehab Mistakes Crossfitters Make: Part 2

 So we’ve all made some rehab mistakes on our conquest for crossfit glory.  If you missed it, last week I went over numbers 9 through 6 on my list of biggest crossfit rehab mistakes.  You can

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The Top 9 Biggest Rehab Mistakes Crossfitters Make: Part 1

I think it’s awesome that people are out there trying to troubleshoot their own injuries and get back on their feet.  This is what my website is all about.  From a physical therapy perspective,

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 4

I’m a big believer in the concept of troubleshooting mobility and flexibility issues before tackling stability and technique issues.  The last three articles specifically addressed mobility.  You’re

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