Exercise is associated with many improved health outcomes, including the reduction of over 40 diseases and conditions (including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, sarcopenia, hypertension, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, DVT, some cancers & even heart failure) . It has become common knowledge that exercise is one of the leading strategies to maintaining optimal health and longevity, with someContinue reading HOW DOES EXERCISE CHANGE THE BRAIN?
Are you sick and tired of NARROW weightlifting shoes? All they do is pinch/smash your toes together! When this happens, it makes it harder to maintain a stable arch, spread your bodyweight evenly across the ideal tripod foot which means less balance and have optimal control of your lower body to resist excessive knee caveContinue reading The FIRST Wide Toe Box Weightlifting Shoe
If you’re like me, coffee is an essential part of your day. It’s a pillar of your morning routine and even there to prime your daily workouts. Recently, I’ve teamed up with Caffeine & Kilos to create the “Squat University Squat Day Blend.” It’s a medium roast with a smooth and bold taste & 20%Continue reading Do You Love Coffee?
An Excerpt from “Deadlift Dynamite” by Andy Bolton and Pavel Tsatsouline. Rif chuckles that with weak abs, you will “fold like a melted cheese sandwich under a heavy squat or deadlift.” Even if you do not end up in a hospital, you will lose your leverage and strength. A Soviet study determined that a lifter willContinue reading Will Training Your Abs Increase Your Barbell Lifts?
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’
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!
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!
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?
Hey everyone, my friends at the Shrugged Collective (Barbell Shrugged) are releasing their newest training program this week called the One Ton Challenge. I love the idea and wanted to share it with you. The idea is simple… It’s all about getting as STRONG AS POSSIBLE. The goal is to train specifically to improve yourContinue reading The One Ton Challenge!