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Technique Tuesday: Troubleshooting the Kneeling Glute Mobilization

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The kneeling glute mobilization is one of my favorite hip mobility drills. It helps athletes improve hip internal rotation, which is crucial to get deep in the squat or change direction on the field. Plus, it’s so simple you can

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Technique Tuesday: Pistol Squat Progressions

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I’ll be blunt: the pistol squat is not one of my favorite exercises. I’ve even gone so far as to say they’re overrated. But in hindsight, I realized those feelings were mostly because I suck at them, and as is often

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Technique Tuesday: Do’s and Don’ts of the Landmine Press

I love the landmine press for the baseball players I train as well as for general strength training if someone isn’t a great candidate for the overhead press. But just because it’s a more shoulder-friendly option doesn’t mean it’s cut-and-dry

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Technique Tuesday: Making Squats More Joint Friendly

When it comes to pain during squats, most people think knees, hips and lower back. But what if back squats bug your shoulders and elbows? Traditional low-bar back squatting can make these joints pretty cranky over time, especially if you’re

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Technique Tuesday: Lowering the Bar During the Sumo Deadlift

I cover sumo deadlifts in part two of this Technique Tuesday series on how to lower the bar back to the floor. Sumo is tricky for several reasons, and getting back into the right position for each successive rep takes

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Technique Tuesday: Lowering the Bar during the Conventional Deadlift

I had an online client email me the other day and ask, “How should I put the bar back down after each rep of my deadlifts?” I stared at the screen blankly for a second, thinking, “Isn’t it obvious?” Then

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Technique Tuesday: Coaching Cues for Packing the Neck

packing the neck

“Where the head goes, the body will follow.” This holds true for almost any exercise that requires proper spinal alignment (aka EVERY exercise). If your head is in the wrong position, the rest of your body will be too. So

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