The last post Three Position Clean, focused on the accuracy (okay, inaccuracy) of my three lifts. The 2nd was by far the best and that was due to the work I did prior to lifting. Okay… what was that? It is a simple “catch-all” type mobilization that will open the front part of the hip […]Read more "Squat Clean – Priming a Better Bottom Position"
Olympic lifting, much like gymnastics, it’s something that we all dabble in but might not work on enough to master. It only makes sense… that stuff is HARD! As you progress along with your technique, many times the bottom position (the receiving position) of the squat clean becomes a glaring weakness. This is true because […]Read more "3 Position Clean – Finding a good “bottom” position"
The pigeon stretch is a highly utilized mobility drill. And for good reason. It is a great “catch-all” of both the anterior and posterior chain muscle groups that can be easily transitioned into prerequisite movements such as the back, front, and overhead squat, as well as the more dynamic and progressive olympic lifts. Unfortunately, many […]Read more "Keep Moving – Pigeon Stretch"
Regardless of your issues, limitations, or injuries, a process of identification, prioritization, and execution must be employed to achieve a success. This video highlights that process for me in an area of limitation… the high bar back squat. However, the concepts behind the success are consistent and provide the foundation for how we help patients […]Read more "Identify, Prioritize, Execute, Succeed"
Life is short and mobility exercises are many. Solution? Kill a restriction flock with one mobility stone. This video opens up the potential to isolate at the ankle, but to also address problems at the knee, foot, toes, hips, and many more if you use your imagination. Really?…. YES! Mobilizations are done to improve and […]Read more "It’s all Jacked! Now What?"
Squatting is great. If you are ever in need of a ultimate comment that is true… that’s it. So why do so many people get jacked up doing it? Trigger Alert – Gun Control – Political Topic – Next few lines Much like guns don’t murder people, rather people using guns for bad reasons murder […]Read more "Squat – Its All About the Bottom, Right?"
Well that’s no good! We have seen the progression of CrossFit, Functional Movement Awareness/Assessment, High Intensity Interval Training, and the like change the way doctors approach their patients as well as change the way people understand and approach their body. That said, all of us who have received any “good” professional guidance with respect to […]Read more "I Can’t Keep my Knees Out in the Squat!"
When the front of the hip hurts like you’ve been stabed by a knife that has recently been removed from a raging inferno, the tendency is to stretch that area. Unfortunately, this leads to a poor result and the beginning of a downward spiral of frustration and dread. Every stair and every vehicle entry and […]Read more "When the Front Hurts, Stretch the Back"
To many, the lack of ankle dorsiflexion is the creepy uncle that always embarrasses everyone at holiday parties. You want it to go away, but it is genetically tide to you… forever. Well, unlike your creepy uncle ankle dorsiflexion restriction can be eradicated over time. Some or all of these concepts utilized on a daily […]Read more "Ankle Dorsiflexion MovMob"