Low Back

Measuring Your Ape Ratio for Deadlifts

Measuring Your Ape Ratio for Deadlifts This week on a special edition of Movement Fix Monday we look at a quick and easy way to measure your ape ratio (or ape index) to better understand how you or those you work with are built. The ape ratio is your wingspan compared...

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Fixing the Laggy Leg in Single Leg Deadlifts

Before we get into it, I am VERY close to completing a program, Build & Condition, I made with Dr. John Rusin for over a year that combines hypertrophy training with metabolic conditioning, running, and weightlifting with a focus on improving body composition, joint...

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Weighted Hip Airplanes

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Weighted Hip Airplanes If you haven't watched the open chain hip circles or closed chain hip circles yet, make sure to check them out. The open chain hip circles are a great way to get the hips moving and can be...

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Closed Chain Hip Circles

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Closed Chain Hip Circles If you haven't watched the open chain hip circles video yet, click here to watch that first.  For any joint, we have to look at the ability to control it in both an open and closed chain...

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Isometrics for Better Handstand Positioning

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Follow Wes on IG @drweshendricks Isometrics for Better Handstand Positioning | Ep. 120 | Movement Fix Monday This is part 3 in the 'un-sexy' series on how to improve your positioning using isometrics (see part 1 and...

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The Opposite Butt Wink

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Upcoming workshop schedule The Opposite Butt Wink | Ep. 115 | Movement Fix Monday A common theme is that when the spine is loaded, we don't want the back to bend under that load for long term spine health. Rounding...

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Low Back Tightness During Deadlifts

When an athlete complains of low back tightness after a workout that has high rep deadlifts, kettlebell swings, or cleans/snatches (some sort of hip hinge movement) we have to figure out why that is happening.

There are many reasons this can happen, but one in particular I find quite frequently is when they round their low back during the last few inches of each rep (over and over and over again).

This can be a new lifter, but usually I see this complaint with this cause in people who have been lifting for a little while.

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How Different Squats Load Your Back, Knees, and Hips Differently

Different squats will load the main joints and associated muscles around those joints differently depending on style, bar placement, and weight distribution.

The main considerations are torso angle and shin angle. The alteration of those two variables is what will be the main way you can tell which joints are being loaded more and in which way.

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hip Flexors

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix  Get my free reference guide for moving every joint every day to maintain joint health Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hip Flexors | Ep. 106 | Movement Fix Monday This week we are returning to our discussion of 'the...

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Fully Move Every Joint Every Day

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix  Get the free reference guide for this routine by filling out the form below Fully Move Every Joint Every Day | Ep. 105 | Movement Fix Monday This week I want to share with you a routine I...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Adductors

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Adductors | Ep. 103 | Movement Fix Monday This week we are going to take a look at the basic anatomy of stretching the hip adductors. This is the group of muscles that make up your...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hamstrings

Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hamstrings *Updated 4/27/18 Check out The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix Overview There are four muscles that make up what we call the 'hamstrings', which are located on the backside of your thigh. The muscles...

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