April 22, 2017

Let’s be honest, if fitness were money, mobility would be the paying taxes of the CrossFit world.

We all need to do it. We all know we would be better off if we did a little work all year long to be prepared. Yet we all wait until the last minute to begrudgingly do as l...

March 24, 2017

The front rack requires exceptional core stability and shoulder mobility. The combination of these elements make the front rack one of the more challenging positions we use in CrossFit. In fact, the all-too-common forward rounded shoulder posture caused by hours spent...

March 16, 2017

We all assume the thruster is coming. Whether it shows up in 17.4 or 17.5, there is little doubt we’ll see this movement in the 2017 Open.

The thruster, and its movement cousin the wall ball, are taxing movements largely because of their high demands on mobility. Requir...

The hip hinge is a fundamental component of pulling weight from off the floor.

Mastering the powerful muscles of your posterior chain - glutes, hamstrings etc. - around a stable spine is the key to pulling more weight in lifts such as the deadlift (snatch, clean, straig...

Your 3 Step Overhead Fix

Many of us have trouble with overhead movements. We press-out movements like the snatch, instead of catching in a locked-out position, and have difficulty maintaining a lockout in movements like the overhead squat.

The bad news . . .

Frequently we...

You can tell a lot about a person’s mobility by watching them squat.

When I assess a squat, I watch spine position, core stability, hip mobility, and much more. Each factor plays a role in the quality of a squat. However, despite the importance of a solid base of suppor...

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