Upper Back

Horizontal Pulling for Better Shoulder Health

Horizontal Pulling for Better Shoulder Health

When you do vertical pulling and horizontal pushing, you are using big muscles that create internal rotation of the shoulder joint. Internal rotation is a NORMAL range of motion of the shoulder (so don't tell me it is 'bad' because no movement is BAD, but it can be used inappropriately at certain times) but we want to make sure we are staying strong in the muscles that create shoulder external rotation.
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Overhead Lifting Mobility Couplet

Overhead Lifting Mobility Couplet

This week on Movement Fix Monday I want to share with you guys a couplet you can use to work on your overhead mobility. Static stretching isn't nearly as effective as repetitive end range loading and controlling your range of motion. This couplet plays off of that notion.
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Learning the Parkour Roll

Learning the Parkour Roll

A couple of weeks ago while I was in Denver to teach a workshop, I made my way out to Boulder to Apex Movement Boulder. While there, I asked the owners, Ryan Ford and Amos Rendao what they would teach first to someone who knows nothing about Parkour. One of the two skills they said was the Parkour Roll.
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Learning the Climb Up

Learning the Climb Up

Moving weights quickly, being able to do lots of standard pull ups and muscle ups, squatting a lot, etc. is all great, but can you apply the strength gained in those to a more real world thing like climbing a wall?
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Comfortable Shoulders in the Back Squat

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.
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Easy Drill to Improve Your Front Rack

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.
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Cuing Better Overhead Mobility

Cuing Better Overhead Mobility

Cuing Better Overhead Mobility Check out The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: Cuing Better Overhead Mobility | Week 37 | Movement Fix Monday First things...

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My Nightly "Stretch" Routine

My Nightly "Stretch" Routine

My Nightly "Stretch" Routine Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: My Nightly "Stretch" Routine | Week 20 | Movement Fix Monday This...

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Overhead Lifting and the Anterior Chain

Overhead Lifting and the Anterior Chain

Overhead Lifting and the Anterior Chain Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: Overhead Lifting and the Anterior Chain | Week 14...

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Thoracic Extension Fix

Thoracic Extension Fix

Thoracic Extension Fix *Updated 4/18/18 Check out The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix Overview If there is one "key link" that I see affect more areas in your body than any other, it's the thoracic spine. A big missing component for most people...

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