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Technique Tuesday: Thoracic Flexion and Rotation for Pitchers

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It may not feel like it with up to 2 feet of snow in Massachusetts today, but baseball season is right around the corner. This week’s Technique Tuesday features a drill we use with our pitchers to work on thoracic

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Technique Tuesday: A Better Way to Foam Roll

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Most people foam roll by simply rolling back and forth over a muscle to try to loosen it up. Sometimes this just doesn’t cut it, especially the bigger and stronger you get. Big muscles are often tight muscles and they

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4 Warm Up Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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The warm up is the salad of exercise. It’s not very exciting, but you know it’s good for you and you should probably have it before you get to the meat and potatoes. Luckily, with the increased popularity of functional training, a

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Technique Tuesday: Squat to Stand Workarounds

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The Squat to Stand drill is one of my favorite warm-up exercises to help groove a nice squat pattern. However, some people have a hard time getting into the bottom position. Either they can’t keep their chest up or they

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Technique Tuesday: 2 Tips for Better Bird Dogs

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As far as warm-up drills go, Bird Dogs hit a little bit of everything: core stability, hip extension and shoulder flexion primarily. For that reason, it’s one of my favorite exercises to get the body ready to move heavy weight.

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Technique Tuesday: Progressing the Bench T-Spine Mobilization

bench t-spine mobilization

The Bench T-Spine Mobilization is one of my favorite mobility/stability drills. It does a little bit of everything: gives a good stretch in the lats and triceps, teaches good anterior core stiffness and grooves a hip hinge pattern. However, it’s

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Technique Tuesday: What Should You Do Between Sets? (Deadlift Edition)

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Usually I prefer to cry in the corner by myself between sets of deadlifts (it’s historically been the most challenging of the powerlifts for me), but this week’s Technique Tuesday covers what to do between sets of heavy pulls. Our primary

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