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Build Explosive Blocking Power with This Easy Upper Body Progressions

In this blog post, I outlined a handful of power exercise progressions for the lower body that I have found really useful. Due to how many people said it was helpful, I wanted to quickly put together a similar type of blog post for the upper…
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Huge News! Harvard Gymnastics Sports Medicine Conference Announced

I’m extremely grateful, humbled, and excited to announce that I have been asked to co-teach a brand new Gymnastics Sports Medicine Couse at Harvard this upcoming Spring as part of the 2019 Sports Medicine Conference. I’m teaming up with…
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Download My Free 10 Minute Hip and Shoulder Flexibility Circuits

fbq('track', 'ViewContent'); Every gymnastics coach or medical provider wants to have flexibility drills that do 3 things Get results (that actually stick around) Are safe Improve skills The problem is, we only have so…
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Increase Split and Shoulder Flexibility with These Easy (Yet Not Commonly Used) Exercises

Hip flexibility for better splits or leaps, overhead shoulder flexibility for better handstands, and behind the back flexibility for better pommel or bar swings are very common issues many gymnasts or coaches face. I've spent many years in…
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The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make Returning to Training After a Shoulder Injury

I hope everyone is having a great week! Yesterday, my good friend and mentor Mike Reinold published a guest post that myself and another good friend of mine, Dan Pope, wrote for his website. In this article, we cover 5 of the biggest mistakes…
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How to Chose Sets and Reps for Advanced Shoulder Rehabilitation

There are a lot of fundamental principles that help guide the overall rehabilitation process. One of the concepts that my friend Dr. Dan Pope and I swear by is the importance of structured, periodized, objective approaches to exercise prescription.…
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Easy 4 Exercise Progression to Return to Overhead Pressing After a Shoulder Injury

Shoulder pain is one of the most common, and most frustrating, issues that many people deal with during their fitness journeys. It often limits training whether people want to just work out at their local gym, try an obstacle race, do CrossFit…
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Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 2 : Rotator Cuff Strength and Upper Body Balance)

Last week in Part 1 of this articles series, Dan and I offered two videos diving into how assessments and targeted mobility work can greatly help for CrossFit athletes who struggle with shoulder pain. Today in Part 2 we want to cover one of…
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Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 1 : Assessments and Specific Mobility)

My good friend Dan Pope and I are extremely lucky in that we get to work with hundreds of athletes who participate in CrossFit training. The level of athlete ranges from novice and recreational, and spans all the way up to some of our clients…
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How to Safely Return to Dips After a Shoulder Injury

Due to my dual involvement in gymnastics as well as CrossFit, I see a ton of patients who have suffered a shoulder injury but would like to get back to training gymnastic skills.  My good friend Dr. Dan Pope and I work with hundreds of athletes…