Comfortable Shoulders in the Back Squat

This week I want to share with you a series of movements I use with athletes when they have a difficult time getting the barbell comfortably on their back to do back squats.

There are many moving parts putting a barbell into a back rack position. You have to have sufficient thoracic spine mobility, you need some scapular motion, and you need shoulder joint external rotation.

Checking Shoulder Flexion

Whenever someone is limited in their overhead range of motion for pressing, overhead squatting, handstands, etc., they are quick to blame the 'shoulder' as being the thing that needs to be stretched or rolled out.

Bench Press Modifications for Shoulder Pain

This week Chris Johnson, PT joins me to discuss bench press modifications when an athlete has shoulder pain while benching. There are a few easy tweaks you can make to keep training while things become less painful

Great Banded Shoulder Warm Up

Need a good shoulder warm up for overhead lifting, olympic lifting, or gymnastics movements? This banded shoulder warm up has all the bases covered.

Easy Drill to Improve Your Front Rack

The front rack position is very challenging for many athletes, especially when they are new to olympic lifting. Sometimes the shoulders are stiff, sometimes the wrists are stiff, but we also have to consider the coordination of relaxing the right things at the right time.

Fixing the Biggest Mistake in Strict Pull Ups

Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Fixing the Biggest Mistake in Strict Pull Ups | Week 44 | Movement Fix Monday Let's talk about strict pull ups. First of all, I don't have big time issues with kipping pull ups, but I think a lot...

Fixing Cross Over Arm Swing in Running

Learn more about The Movement Fix Workshop here Fixing Cross Over Arm Swing in Running | Week 40 | Movement Fix Monday This week I am joined by Chris Johnson, PT, from Chris is a physical therapist and also a multi-year Kona Ironman Athlete. He told me...

How to Actively Stretch your Lats

Learn more about The Movement Fix Workshop here How to Actively Stretch your Lats | Week 39 | Movement Fix Monday The "What" This week I want to show you how you can actively stretch your lats The "Why" The first "why" is "why stretch your lats". The lat anatomy is...

Own the Single Legged Deadlift

Learn more about The Movement Fix Workshop here Own the Single Legged Deadlift | Week 38 | Movement Fix Monday The "What" The single legged deadlift is a great tool that serves many purposes. It is underutilized, in my opinion, in many people's training. You need to...

Cuing Better Overhead Mobility

Check out The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix Cuing Better Overhead Mobility | Week 37 | Movement Fix Monday First things first, yes it is spelled 'cuing' or 'cueing'. Now that we have that out of the way... I had the pleasure this past weekend of teaching...

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