“Optimizing Movement” Series: Upper Body SMR You Should Be Doing Daily

My ‘Optimizing Movement Series’ will serve as an opportunity to address certain areas of training, prehab, and movement prep work that is absolutely imperative to preventing injury and increasing your performance. The initial part of the series will address movement quality issues, while parts later in the series will discuss methods that you can use to improve your PR’s. While corrective exercise has gotten all of the … Continue reading “Optimizing Movement” Series: Upper Body SMR You Should Be Doing Daily

Anterior Pelvic Tilt, Proper Hip Flexor Mobilization and Corrective Bears

I view myself as an open-minded person. I go into every conversation with a desire to learn and listen, regardless of what my own beliefs are. I allow/open myself up to being persuaded if the presented material is good enough and if I believe it myself. Having said that, training with a purpose is something I am beyond naive and stone-headed about. If your training … Continue reading Anterior Pelvic Tilt, Proper Hip Flexor Mobilization and Corrective Bears

Assessing and Fixing Asymmetries: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I looked at the two components needed to maintain a neutral alignment/braced athletic position. While it may seem a little ass-backwards to look at that area prior to addressing the restrictions I will in this blog, it will come into play today as we look at the proper functioning of the motor pathway. Today’s blog will dive deeper into the soft tissue … Continue reading Assessing and Fixing Asymmetries: Part 2

Treating the Cause, not the Symptoms

Today, I got into a discussion with a new client who has a history of severe shoulder problems. A former competitive Junior B hockey player who has dislocated both shoulders more times than he can count, resulting in a complete inability to properly get his arms overhead without compensation and moderate to severe pain with any pressing movements. I figured this would be a perfect … Continue reading Treating the Cause, not the Symptoms

Assessing and Fixing Asymmetries: Part 1

In this two-part series, I will be addressing ways in which you can fix asymmetries (muscular imbalances, movement impairments) to unlock your athletic potential and reduce your likelihood of injury. While there are certainly a variety of factors that go into addressing and fixing asymmetries, part one of this series will focus on the components needed to establish the strongest and safest position in all of movement – … Continue reading Assessing and Fixing Asymmetries: Part 1