4 03, 2015

Pinchy Shoulder Pain?

By | March 4th, 2015|Crossfitters, Mobility, Shoulder Pain, Stability|Comments Off on Pinchy Shoulder Pain?

If you have shoulder pain or a pinching sensation with overhead movements, maybe your subscapularis is to blame. The subscapularis, which is an internal rotator of the shoulder, is an integral part of a functioning rotator cuff. However, this muscle often overlooked in favor of strengthening the external rotators of the shoulder. What is the Subscapularis? The [...]

19 08, 2014

The 3 stretches you NEED to do regularly

By | August 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 3 stretches you NEED to do regularly

So many body parts to mobilize, so little time. You've got to prioritize your mobility. There isn't enough hours in the day to hit everything that needs work (for some of you out there). And who wants to spend hours mobilizing anyway? Not me! So here are THREE (yes, just three) mobility exercises that I believe most people NEED to [...]

1 08, 2014

Training your Subscap

By | August 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Training your Subscap

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about your subscapularis and since then I seem to have seen quite a few clients who have had some difficulty in performing the lift off test. Did they have a shoulder problem? Yep. Which came first, the shoulder injury, or the weak/incorrectly firing subscapularis? That's like the [...]

16 07, 2014

What’s with the pain in my Achilles??

By | July 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s with the pain in my Achilles??

So you've been box jumping, double undering and running. And then you see the better, faster athletes doing those "bouncy" box jumps...and they are so much faster! So you give them a crack. They're pretty shaky at first and you may have lost some skin off your shins but man, they allow you to go [...]

10 07, 2014

4 Exercises for Sciatica

By | July 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Exercises for Sciatica

Hopefully the last blog post cleared up some confusion as to what sciatica actually is! Here are my top 4 exercises to help relieve some of your sciatic pain. Keep in mind that these exercises are to be used as a guide only and if your CAUSE of sciatica is undiagnosed, it is important that [...]

3 07, 2014

Pinchy shoulder? Maybe your subscap’s not up to scratch

By | July 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pinchy shoulder? Maybe your subscap’s not up to scratch

The subscapularis is an integral part of a functioning rotator cuff and often overlooked in favor of strengthening the external rotators of the shoulder. The subscap is one of the 4 muscles that make up the rotator cuff, which are the SITS muscles - supraspinatus (SSM), infraspinatus (ISM), teres minor (TMin) and subscapularis (SScap). The major [...]

26 06, 2014

Top 4 Exercises for Sciatica

By | June 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 4 Exercises for Sciatica

Hopefully the last blog post cleared up some confusion as to what sciatica actually is! Here are my top 4 exercises to help relieve some of your sciatic pain. Keep in mind that these exercises are to be used as a guide only and if your CAUSE of sciatica is undiagnosed, it is important that [...]

13 06, 2014

Sciatica Part 1

By | June 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sciatica Part 1

So you've got this funky leg pain that starts in your glutes and maybe travels down the back/side of the leg into the calf. Google has diagonsed you with "sciatica". But what actually IS sciatica and are you sure that's what you've got?? Sciatica is an "umbrella term" for pain that may start in the [...]

4 06, 2014

Are you chair-shaped?

By | June 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are you chair-shaped?

First off I just want to congratulate all the individuals and teams that have made it to the next phase of competition and give a massive shout out to my teammates from TEAM ALIVE for their awesome showing a couple weekends ago at the Australia/New Zealand Regionals! We ended up finishing 8th in a very tough [...]

13 05, 2014

REGIONALS BOUND!!!

By | May 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on REGIONALS BOUND!!!

If you've been wondering why I haven't been posting any super helpful blogs lately, it's because I've been training my ass off for #Regionals2014!!!!! Yep, that's right! I am going to be competing in the 2014 Australia/New Zealand Regional THIS WEEKEND with my super, awesome team - CROSSFIT ALIVE! This isn't my first trip to [...]

3 Glute Activation exercise you need to be doing

3 Glute Activation Exercises you need to be doing

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