Your Hip Flexors AREN’T Tight – How to Truly Fix “Tight Hips”

Whether in the clinic or in the gym, on a daily basis people tell me they have tight hip flexors. They’ve seen a YouTube video about how tight hip flexors can cause problems or their local PT / Chrio / Massage Therapist has repeatedly told them¬†that tight hip flexors are the source of all their problems. These athletes then roll,…

Top Glute Activation Exercises

Sub-optimal glute activation is one of the most common faults I see in athletes. This can lead to a host of injuries as well as decreased performance. We’ve previously discussed using the push press as a test of hip (glute) versus knee dominance in athletes. Analyzing an athlete’s movement while doing high rep push press’s will show their default mechanics.…

The Truth About Squat Depth, Injury Rates & The “Knees Out” Cue

I had a great article published on DrJohnRusin.com this week that you don’t want to miss! In this article I discuss how the “knees out” cue commonly used during squats has been misused and is now leading to other problems. This article will help you and your athletes stay healthier. You’ll also learn a great series of hip mobility movements…

Improving the Handstand Position Part II: Stability

In my recent CrossFit Journal article “Analyzing the Handstand Position“, I outline a series of tests that can be employed to determine the mobility and stability deficits that are impacting an athlete’s ability to perform a handstand (and its’ variations) with optimal efficiency. Last week, we covered the best mobility drills to improve the handstand. While mobility limitations are often…

Improving the Handstand Part I: Mobility

In my recent CrossFit Journal article “Analyzing the Handstand Position“, I outline a series of tests that can be employed to determine the mobility and stability deficits that are impacting an athlete’s ability to perform a handstand (and its’ variations) with optimal efficiency. The following are my favorite MOBILITY drills to improve the handstand. Next week we will go through…