4 Fixes For The Train Wreck Squat

By Zach Long, DPT, SCS | Wed, Nov 16

Most coaches have a handful of mobility and motor control drills that they can employ to quickly fix most athletes squats. But every so often, that train wreck squatter shows up. Knee valgus, foot collapse, low back rounding, and nowhere near full depth! When you watch this athlete squat, its hard to even know where to start!

Next time you see this type of squat, try one of the following drills which will often rapidly help the immature squat get back on track.

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The Downfall of Gumby: What Is Hypermobility And How Do I Fix It?

By Robert Wilson | Thu, Aug 25

Everyone these days is on and on about mobility.  As they should be: having full range of motion and healthy soft tissues is an important component of performance and most people are missing critical ranges of motion that contribute to loss of performance and long term dysfunction.

But increasing range of motion is only part of the picture.  

On the other end of the spectrum we have hypermobility.  Literally, too much range of motion.

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Is Kipping Really That Dangerous? Part 1 - Assessing and Building the Basic Kipping Positions

By Dan Pope | Fri, Jun 24

Kipping is a bit of a controversial subject. Some people have fully embraced it as a skill that should be developed and others still believe it’s the devil incarnate releasing rotator cuff carnage throughout the fitness world.

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A Trip To Squat University w/ Aaron Horschig [Podcast]

By TrainHeroic | Thu, Apr 21

Aaron is the founder of and is a physical therapist at Boost Physical Therapy & Sport Performance in Kansas City Missouri.

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How To Build The Ultimate Summer Training Program For Football

By Chris Tutela | Tue, Apr 19

The late spring-early summer is prime time off-season training for football. Although off-season training kicks officially starts in February for most high school and college athletes, May through mid-August is usually when everyone kicks it into another gear.

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The Heroic Guide to CrossFit Open Workout 16.5

By Peter Haas | Fri, Mar 25

Image Credit: CrossFit Games Instagram

The CrossFit Games Open Workout 16.5 is a brutal couplet of thrusters and burpees.

This workout is designed to make you suffer. Resign yourself to a simple fact: this is going to hurt.

Once you understand that, you can make smart decisions on your pacing and execution.

This article will tell you how to do your best. It’s up to you to embrace the suck.

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10 Components of an Effective Strength and Conditioning Program for Athletes

By Chris Tutela | Thu, Mar 17

Consider this - with all of the information available to us today, it's no surprise that coaches get confused when it comes to developing their athletes into strong, fast and powerful humans.

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Mobility For Athletes: More Important Than Ever

By Dr. Chris Holder | Fri, Mar 11

One of the hottest movements in the fitness/strength world right now is the mobility craze.

I won’t call it a fad for one “pink elephant” reason: we as a species are currently devolving. We all move like crap and with the advances in technology and our incessant need to sit, the human form is beginning to change. Unlike the old days where our grandfathers and great grandfathers’ bodies began to lose function because of a lifetime of physical labor, many of our kids and young adults are beginning to show similar signs of breakdown - but for the opposite reason.

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