Monthly Archives: July 2016

Technique Tuesday: Overhead Carries – Not Just for Baseball Players

overhead carries

This week’s Technique Tuesday covers overhead carries, which we use all the time with our baseball players at Cressey Sports Performance. Turns out they’re not just for overhead athletes and actually fit perfectly in a general fitness routine or a powerlifting-focused

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Technique Tuesday: Body Saw Variations for Advanced Core Strength

As we continue to hammer advanced core strength exercises, this week’s Techinque Tuesday is all about the body saw and its variations. The body saw challenges the anterior core much like the ab wheel rollout, but adds in an upper

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4 Strategies for Back Friendly Exercises

back friendly exercises

I recently finished reading Dr. Stuart McGill’s Back Mechanic book during my return flight from presenting at the Encore Sports Medicine Symposium in Alabama. One of the world’s best spine experts, Dr. McGill presents some extremely practical methods for identifying,

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Technique Tuesday: Ab Wheel Rollout Progressions

Core strength is more than just a fitness industry catch phrase. It’s essential if you want to be the best athlete you can be. The ab wheel rollout trains the core to do exactly what most athletes need it to do:

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Discipline Equals Freedom


I recently finished reading Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, a book by retired SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. The book was beyond inspiring, especially the section where Willink described a concept summed up in three simple words:

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Technique Tuesday: 2 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift Lockout

This week’s Technique Tuesday pulls another question we got from our Facebook live Q&A: how can you improve your deadlift lockout? In my experience, there are two reliable ways to build a stronger deadlift lockout: Get in a better position

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Optimizing the Big 3: August 14 at Cressey Sports Performance

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I’m pumped to announce that Greg Robins and I will be hosting a one-day Optimizing the Big 3 powerlifting seminar at Cressey Sports Performance on Sunday, August 14. If you’ve been wanting to get hands-on coaching from Greg and myself, now’s

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