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Why Lacking Shoulder Rotation Mobility Makes You Miss Lifts (Olympic Lifting Paradox Part 2)

Those involved in training barbell movements know that there are many reasons behind why someone misses a lift. From mobility, to technical faults, to strength or fatigue factors, the list goes on. From my point of view as a medical provider…
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The Shoulder Mobility Paradox in Olympic Weightlifting (Part 1)

Over the last 4 years I've been really fortunate to learn from a lot of great Olympic Lifting coaches, and also treat a huge number of people training Olympic Lifting movements. Unlike gymnastics, Olympic Lifting was something I was not as familiar…
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3 Of My Favorite Squat Mobility Drills

There are about a hundred reasons why a good squat is beneficial. From a mother picking up her small child, to an Olympic Weight Lifter catching heavy cleans, to a gymnast trying to absorb a landing, good squat mobility is essential. Many times…
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5 Minute Hip Mobility Warm Up

I recently put together a series of hip mobility drills for an Olympic Weightlifter friend of mine. I'm personally a big fan of making a warm up as active and dynamic as possible, rather than just simply resting passively in stretching positions.…
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Advice To CrossFit Athletes From A Gymnastics Coach, Physical Therapist, and Former Gymnast (Part 1)

After coming back from my first week teaching at Power Monkey Camp, I finally took some time to put an article series together related to some thoughts on gymnastics in CrossFit. I really stand behind Dave Durante’s approach to gymnastics…