Six Drills I Used To Improve My Ankle Mobility

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jan 20, 2017 at 3:02pm PST Six Drills I Used To Improve My Ankle Mobility I’ve had poor dorsiflexion in my ankles for a long time. My left side was especially bad due to a tibia break I experienced at 11 years old. I’ve seen it… READ MORE

Overhead Pulling With Adult Groups?

My good friend Sean D and I recently discussed the efficacy of programming loaded chin-ups with our adult MBSC Thrive adult groups. I enjoyed the conversation so I figured this would be a good topic to expand on in a post. FYI: If you don’t know Sean, he is an awesome guy AND he is the… READ MORE

Programming To Reduce and Rehab Hamstring Injuries

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Sep 27, 2016 at 4:52am PDT Many of the components that make up a good rehab protocol will also make up a solid training and prevention program. Following a complete screening process coaches should include the following exercises when rehabbing or training to prevent hamstring injuries.… READ MORE

Quick Hotel Circuit

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Sep 16, 2016 at 8:54pm PDT Consistency is everything. Don’t sweat highs and lows just keep on going and check the box. Quick Hotel Circuit Had to get one in even on the road. I didn’t have time to squeeze in a workout at @bodybyboyle this… READ MORE

Brain Stimulating

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jul 20, 2016 at 9:28am PDT “Exercise is for the brain, not the body. It affects mood, vitality, alertness and feelings of well-being” – John J. Ratay, MD I was going to think up a creatively worded post on why frontal plane and cross lateral movement… READ MORE

Rule Number 1: DO NO HARM

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jul 2, 2016 at 9:59am PDT Rule number 1 of the coach is DO NO HARM. Improve performance is secondary. This is why we don’t have our adults client practice Olympic lifting. Most of them lack the prerequisites to practice Olympic lifting, so we stick to… READ MORE

Split Thoracic Rotation

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jun 29, 2016 at 5:21pm PDT I’ve really been loving this thoracic rotation drill lately for both myself and my clients. Forcing the hips into abduction and the trunk into flexion seems to really lock down the lumbar spine well so you can force rotation through… READ MORE

Overhead Squat Correctives

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jun 29, 2016 at 10:42am PDT Stability WOD: Part 7 of 7 The Squat Many of the attendees who have taken our @certifiedfsc course have told me that something clicks for them when we explain the thought process behind a leg lower being a single leg… READ MORE

Inline Lunge Correctives

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jun 28, 2016 at 8:47am PDT Stability WOD: Part 6 of 7 Inline Lunge Many of the attendees who have taken our @certifiedfsc course have told me that something clicks for them when we explain the thought process behind a leg lower being a single leg… READ MORE

Hurdle Step Correctives

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jun 27, 2016 at 10:49am PDT Stability WOD: Part 5 of 7 Hurdle Step Many of the attendees who have taken our @certifiedfsc course have told me that something clicks for them when we explain the thought process behind a leg lower being a single leg… READ MORE

Breaking Down the Turkish Get Up (TGU)

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jun 24, 2016 at 2:07pm PDT Breaking Down the Turkish Get Up (TGU) When performing the TGU it is very important to progress slowly. Break down the entire movement into weeks of learning each part. Don’t worry about loading early on. “You should perform at least… READ MORE

Push Up Correctives

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:50pm PDT Stability WOD: Part 4 of 7 the Push Up Many of the attendees who have taken our @certifiedfsc course have told me that something clicks for them when we explain the thought process behind a leg lower being a single… READ MORE