4 Mobility Tests to Reality Check Your Squat Depth
Individualization should be what dictates movements, not just doing what everyone else does.
Dr. John Mullen
Who Has a Cranky Shoulder? How to Train Around It
Here are a few ideas for training around an injured shoulder and potentially even eliminating that twinge over time.
The Physics of Lifting: Don’t Forget to Hinge
Deadlifts, low-bar back squats, and kettlebell swings are a great way to utilize the posterior chain.
The True Meaning of Physical Therapy: You Are Not Your MRI
The human body is a remarkable complex machine. which is something that a simple image could never fully capture.
The 2-Minute Workout for Strong and Powerful Glutes
Powerful glutes can assist any athlete to improve strength and explosiveness in their sport.
Avoid Shoulder Injury by Strengthening the Rotator Cuff
Here is a video of the exercises I recommend to strengthen your rotator cuff and prevent injury.
Effective Cross-Training for Yoga and Running
Some basic muscular awareness can help you avoid potential imbalances created by yoga and running.
A Scientific Analysis of the Quads During Leg Extensions
New research examined how toe angle, range of motion, and rep schemes affect the quads.
Everything You Need to Know About the Iliopsoas
Learn the importance of the iliopsoas muscle group, how to strengthen it, and how to lengthen it for those who are tight in this area.
A Biologist's Perspective on CrossFit and Gymnastics
Twelve science-based articles from massage therapist, registered yoga teacher, biologist, and CrossFit trainer Amber Larsen.
Breaking Muscle HQ
The Scapula: How It Can Make or Break You
Some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Jordan and Pippen. Cheech and Chong. In the body, the biggest power couple is the ball and socket. But what about the shoulder blade?
Low Back Pain: A Guide for Coaches and Athletes on Anatomy, Types, and Treatment
In order to best help your clientele, it’s important for coaches to understand the muscles of the back, what can cause back pain, and treatments (after physical therapy, of course.)
The AbMat Is Awesome - Here's Why
There is always someone in class who asks, “Why do I need an AbMat?” No one can seem to truly answer this elusive question. Why do we need an AbMat? And for goodness’ sake, which way do we turn it?
Why Fascia Matters: Excerpt From My New eBook
I wrote a primer on fascia here, "The Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes," and it was so well received that I decided to edit and expand upon it to create a free fascia resource for everyone.
The Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes
Turns out we're kinda like oranges. Here's some info about fascia and how you can use it to maximize not just your performance, but also just your ability to feel good in your body.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 81
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: push ups, weightlifting shoes, anatomy, eggs, sports etiquette, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
Why CrossFit Coaches Need Anatomy: Bones, Muscles, and Lifting
It's important that you understand your clients' bodies so you can coach them properly. Here's a quick primer on some basics and how they are relevant to movements.
Santa Claus, Fairies, and Why the Transverse Abdominis/Multifidus Co-Contraction Theory Belongs in the Fiction Section
Time to take a look at the land of Pilates Oz.
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