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

The Posterior Cuff Conundrum

The Posterior Cuff/Capsule as it’s commonly called, refers to the posterior component of the rotator cuff which consists of the teres minor and infraspinatus muscles. It is an area of the body that often times gets ‘junked up’ and causes a myriad of issues that affect shoulder health. If present, PC tightness affects normal range of motion, causes the humeral head to migrate forward, results … Continue reading The Posterior Cuff Conundrum

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

Training with a Purpose

Alright guys, I’ve been MIA for a few weeks battling the flu and some other things, but we’re officially back online! For today’s blog, I have a bone to pick. And it isn’t pretty. Too often I see facilities and trainers running their clients through rep schemes and exercises that are just down right absurd. They hold ZERO merit, other than the fact that they elicit severe … Continue reading Training with a Purpose

3 Bulgarian Split Squat Coaching Cues

The Bulgarian Split Squat is an excellent exercise for developing single leg stability and strength under an axial load. Unfortunately, a lot of people perform them incorrectly, and often times even the most subtle corrections can go a long way. While these may not seem like drastic, life-altering cues (or perhaps, they may even go uncorrected in most facilities because they don’t look excruciatingly ugly … Continue reading 3 Bulgarian Split Squat Coaching Cues

How to Make the Perfect Athlete

I’ve been reading an amazing book over the past few month’s called The Sports Gene by David Epstein. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you read it. For any sports fan, exercise science buff, or research geek. A few of the chapters have sparked an interesting debate that I often have with myself… When it comes to athletics and performance, and more specifically success … Continue reading How to Make the Perfect Athlete