In our constant pursuit of athletic excellence, we have always been on the lookout for ways to optimize training and recovery. When it comes to performance, we have learned how to take a healthy athlete and make them even bigger, stronger and faster. We manipulate reps and sets across multiple training sessions like a FieldsContinue reading Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training: Everything You Need TO Know
Every athlete who spends time in the weight room eventually deals with pain/injury that leaves them frustrated and unable to reach their highest potential. Every athlete ought to have the ability to take the first steps at addressing these minor injuries. They shouldn’t have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment, only to be prescribedContinue reading ‘Rebuilding Milo’
You need to STOP using ice on injuries and sore muscles.Continue reading Don’t Ice, Walk it Off!
Location: River North CrossFit (330 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654 US) What To Expect Day 1: Movement Mastery Who Can Attend: This course is for those seeking a blueprint for fixing movement errors due to poor mobility or stability that hinder perfect technique. It is designed for the general public and for any healthContinue reading SquatU Seminar Chicago June 2020!
When: January 18-19th, 2020 Where: D1 Training (St. Louis) DAY 1: MOVEMENT MASTERY Who Can Attend: This course is for those seeking a blueprint for fixing movement errors due to poor mobility or stability that hinder perfect technique. It is designed for the general public and for any health & fitness professional looking to expand theirContinue reading Squat University Seminar in St. Louis
Have you heard of the term ‘gluteal amnesia’? Decades ago, a renowned clinician named Vladimir Janda began to notice certain patterns in patients with back pain, specifically he noticed that these patients had signs of inhibited weak glutes. Now at the time, there was little research to back up his theories as to why thisContinue reading What is ‘Gluteal Amnesia’?
I have a huge announcement! My wife and I have decided to make a move from Kansas City to our hometown of St. Louis! My 7+ years working at Boost Physical Therapy & Sports Performance have been truly amazing and I am excited to take this next step in my career! I have recently acceptedContinue reading Squat University is Moving to St. Louis!
I once worked with a powerlifter who was trying to recover from a recent flare up of back pain. During one of our sessions where we were re-introducing the barbell back squat, he asked if he could use his weightlifting belt. In his mind, a belt was to be used any time you touched theContinue reading WARNING! Stop Wearing A Weightlifting Belt For Back Pain!
There are a few exercises common to strength athletes that require some caution, especially in the context of recovering from back injury. In today’s blog I want to briefly go over the following exercises so that you may better understand their use. Hip Extension “Reverse Hyper” Machine Back Extension Machine or Roman Chair Hip ExtensionContinue reading Reverse Hyper & Roman Chair Back Extensions?
One of the most common questions I receive in reference to the shoulder is, “Do I need more internal rotation?” The answer is, “It depends.” More mobility isn’t always a good thing, especially when it comes to overhead athletes who often have excess motion at this joint. On top of that, we can’t assume someoneContinue reading Do You Need More Internal Rotation?