Squatting position

7 Key Factors for Successful Crossfit Performance Post-Rehabilitation

2023-12-20T01:09:20-05:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Crossfit Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The sport of Crossfit continues to evolve; asking the most elite athletes in the world to perform seemingly superhuman physical tasks. While the sport continues to test the boundaries of human form, there is always an ability to scale the movements for those more lay people, like myself. What is Crossfit? Crossfit defines itself as “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity”. The most important principle to keep in mind when approaching an apparently impossible workout is the intended [...]

Improving Overhead Position in Weightlifting

2023-12-21T14:41:37-05:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Performance Enhancement Articles, Strength Training Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Achieving a perfect overhead position in weightlifting is not an easy task. The grip used to perform a “clean and jerk” or “push press” or the slightly wider grip used to complete a “snatch” or “overhead squat” requires a tremendous amount of mobility, strength and neuromuscular control. Here are four easy methods to improve the overhead position and the stability while overhead: The Box Stretch Figure 1. Box Stretch A common limitation in overhead mobility is tightness in [...]

Functional Strength Training is for You & Everyone Else Too

2018-11-07T18:53:01-05:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Strength Training Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Performance Enhancement Articles, Injury Prevention Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Strength training" has come to be synonymous with Crossfit, powerlifting and Olympic lifting, which can be highly intimidating to those of us who are wanting to stay healthy, but have no prior experience in the previous matters. However, functional strength training is vital for injury prevention, despite fitness level, and can be scaled for everyone. Our bodies are pretty incredible. Without our conscious thought they coordinate our movements, fight infections, regulate our heart beat and temperature, and digest food amongst [...]

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