Overhead Lifting

Banded Shoulder Sevens

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix It Shouldn't be Confusing Need a TMF band like the one I use in the video? Find them here. Doing banded shoulder exercises doesn't need to be confusing or complicated. The reality is, in most shoulder exercises, you...

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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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Negative Muscle Ups for Better Transitions

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Follow Wes on IG @drweshendricks Negative Muscle Ups for Better Transitions | Ep. 118 | Movement Fix Monday Want to see a video that isn't sexy (aka un-sexy) at all but is highly useful? Watch this week's. Wes and I...

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Pressing Modifications for Shoulder Pain

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Upcoming workshop schedule Common Issue Shoulder pain with overhead lifting is a common issue that needs to be dealt with well to avoid long term aggravation. There are a few things going on with shoulder pain...

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Learning how to use The Shoulder Rök with Chris Duffin

Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Shoulder Rok Info Learning how to use The Shoulder Rök with Chris Duffin | Ep. 109 | Movement Fix Monday This past weekend I was in Portland, OR taking Greg Lehman's class on biomechanics and pain and was able to...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Pecs

Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Pecs *Updated 4/19/18 Check out The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix Overview You have two different muscles that are considered your 'pecs': pectoralis major and pectoralis minor. Together they can be called...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Lats

Understanding the basic anatomy of the lats is important to know how to effectively stretch the muscle without irritating the joint by over-stressing it.

The biggest thing you want to make sure you are doing when you are stretching the lats is....stretching the lats. However obvious this may seem, frequently when people try to stretch the lats, they feel tightness on the top of their shoulder, which is an indication the lats aren't being stretched, the shoulder joint is getting to its end range of motion (meaning the bones of the shoulder are the limiting factor).

The lats literally attach your low back to your arms. The name 'latissimus dorsi', which is the technical name for the lats, literally means broadest muscle of the back.

It begins all the way down in your lower back and attaches onto your arm bone (humerus) to create shoulder joint internal rotation and extension.

Since the lats attach into your lower back, your low back positioning will affect the stretch you have on your lats. You can use these anatomical attachments to more effectively stretch the lats.

 

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How to Prep your Shoulders for Split Jerks

Follow me on instagram @themovementfix How to Prep Your Shoulders for Split Jerk | Ep. 93 | Movement Fix Monday This week I want to show you a way I like to prep the shoulders for split jerking (but this can be adopted to other types of overhead lifts as well. You'll...

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The BEST 5 Minute Shoulder Warm Up

The Movement Fix is on instagram @themovementfix Need one of the bands shown in the video or a pack for your gym? Click here. The BEST 5 Minute Shoulder Warm Up | Ep. 81 | Movement Fix Monday This week I want to share with you what I think is the BEST 5 minute...

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The BEST Thoracic Mobility Routine

This week on Movement Fix Monday I want to bring a lot of pieces together to make the best thoracic mobility routine.

I commonly show a certain way to tweak a lift or a way to think about movement or a specific drill.

What gets lost in doing that, though, is how do you bring a lot of those pieces together. How do you blend and incorporate everything?

What I wanted to do this week was show you how I combine multiple drills for the upper back aka thoracic spine into a routine. This could either be done as a daily routine if you need work in this area or it could be done for 5 minutes during your warm up before lifting.

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Testing Right Vs Left Pressing Strength

Check out The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix Testing Right vs Left Pressing Strength | Week 74 | Movement Fix Monday This week I want to share with you a simple test I use to check someone’s right vs left shoulder strength and motor control in any sort of...

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Simple Drills to Build Scapular Robustness

The idea of scapular instability is going away. Since the scapulothoracic joint is essentially floating on the rib cage contained within a sling of muscles, having it be 'unstable' would really depend on how you define stability.

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