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This Ankle Mobility Test Is Used at the NFL Combine. Can You Pass It?

We take our feet for granted. Often out of sight and out of mind, we simply assume they're functioning as intended, instead dedicating greater atte...

Why Forcing 'Better' Biomechanics on Athletes Doesn't Always Make Sense

When it comes to complex sport movement, there is no textbook technique. So why do many coaches try to force their athletes into what they deem as per...

A Parent Wants Their Kid to Perform Training That's Too Advanced. What Should The Coach Do?

Thanks to the rise of social media, we have greater access to the training routines of professional athletes than ever before. Although there are n...

The One Bodyweight Movement That Can Reveal a Thousand Flaws

The initial assessment of a client or athlete can be one of the most valuable tools for a strength coach. Baseline assessments provide an initial o...

Why Athletes Need 'Movement Variability,' and How Coaches Can Deliver It

A popular term as of late is "variability;" specifically, "movement variability." Previously, variability has been thought to be bad in athletes. W...

Use Velocity-Based Training to Get More Out of Your Athlete Assessments

Assessments are vital to implementing a strength and conditioning program. Without at least some form of baseline data, how can we measure progress, i...

12 Insane Physical Tests U.S. Olympians Must Undergo

I will not be participating in this year's Summer Olympics. Shocker, I know. But that doesn't mean I can't train like an Olympian. Nike's Limitl...

75 Percent of Pro Athletes Struggle With This Simple Core Strength Test. Can You Conquer It?

In a recent article, I wrote about my first-hand experience with the Functional Movement Screen at the Michael Johnson Performance Center. If y...

Find Your Weaknesses in Just 10 Minutes With The Functional Movement Screen

No athlete is perfect. There's always something to improve upon, something to fine-tune, something to optimize. Knowing those things is essential t...

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