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    Moving from Pathology to Function Part I: Shoulder Pain in Overhead Pressing | Pro Episode #81

    Moving from Pathology to Function Part I: Shoulder Pain in Overhead Pressing | Pro Episode #81

    10/08/2014

    Today’s episode highlights the critical need to be able to define and quickly assess movement problems. Our athlete is already well on her way by being able to assess her problem by being able to identify that her problem is related to a specific movement. This stands in sharp contrast to the typical self reporting we see in the clinic (i.e. “My shoulder hurts, coach.” “Like all the time? Like you have shoulder cancer?” “No, when I press overhead I mean.” “Right”.) If you are a coach and athlete, then dollars to donuts you’ve run into this problem at least…

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    Programming for the Hypermobile Athlete | Pro Episode #70

    Programming for the Hypermobile Athlete | Pro Episode #70

    05/20/2014

    Hey Mwod legion, Today’s Pro content is dedicated to those amongst us that have this thing called “primary instability” or excessive range of motion.  I know, your mind is blown.  Yes, there are people in the world that are too mobile.  In our gym for example, we regularly have athletes (yogi’s, ballet dancers, etc) that aren’t appropriate for certain models of training. These athletes may get overhead squats instead of snatches for example.  Or we may program front squats instead of power cleans for them, sumo dead lifts instead of cleans or conventional pulling.  They may be appropriate to press…

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    Pro Episode # 42 – Rounded Lumbar in the Squat? How’s your Hip Flexion?

    Pro Episode # 42 – Rounded Lumbar in the Squat? How’s your Hip Flexion?

    09/11/2013

    Hey Legion, Sometimes the squat mechanics problems we encounter are actually pretty simple to solve. Our understanding of the mechanics and technique can be quite complex, but this sometimes leads us overlook simple mechanical fixes. Today’s episode is case in point. This athlete moves well, but fundamentally rounds is back in the bottom of the squat at hip crease below knee depth. Because he is working with excellent technique, he is doing a pretty remarkable job of buffering this problem, but…He’s still rounding, and is fresh, and not under speed, cardio, metabolic, or load demands. The problem? Simple, once you…