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Getting it overhead with a twist

By wsladmin | 4 March 2013

Our shoulders get an absolute beating over our lifetime, in fact studies have found that 28% of people under the age of 60 with asymptomatic shoulders (without pain) had evidence of rotator cuff damage and 54% for those over 60years (1), and these are the lucky ones…without pain.I think most people have an appreciation for the functional need to…

Shoot from the Hip

By wsladmin | 4 February 2013

One piece of the movement puzzle I see missing all the time is good hip extension. A lot of emphasis is placed on  strengthening the posterior chain these days and for good reason. However the value of a strong posterior chain or powerful hip drive is lost if you dont have the range of motion…

To stabilise or to mobilise? That is the question.

By wsladmin | 6 October 2012

Mobility is very in vogue at the moment, especially in the CrossFit community. Kelly Starrett and his mobilitywod blog has seen an explosion of mobilisation/stretch techniques being used by the masses to improve their position and movement efficiency during training and competing. I absolutely love the mobilitywod resource; Kelly is a very smart man who…

Tight hamstrings?? Don’t blame the victim.

By wsladmin | 5 May 2012

The poor old hamstrings get a bad wrap. I would hazard a guess that around 80% of new patients that come to the clinic claim to have tight hamstrings. The story usually goes something like this:  “I’ve always had tight hamstrings, ever since I was in high school, no matter how much I stretched them…