Posts in "Stretching"

3 Exercises to Improve Internal Rotation

3 Exercises to Improve Internal Rotation

Hip internal rotation has many important implications for athletic performance. ➡️ Loading through the stance phase to maximize the efficiency of push-off. ➡️ Creating power in cross-over patterns as the drive leg pushes under the body. ➡️ Improving single-leg stability by allowing the body to center over the foot/base of support. ➡️ Minimizing risk of… Read more

Integrated Mobility Work: Posterior Diagonal Sling

Integrated Mobility Work: Posterior Diagonal Sling

Last week I shared an integrated mobility exercise that opens up some range of motion along an anterior sling connecting the front of one hip with the opposite shoulder. This variation addresses the same concept on the opposite side of the body, now focusing on the connection between the glute and the opposite lat. This… Read more

Integrated Mobility Work

Integrated Mobility Work

Many movements in sports rely on diagonal myofascial “slings” that create a connection between one hip and the opposite shoulder. Influencing mobility at individual joints is extremely important, but including “integrated” mobility work along these diagonal slings can address limitations that may not appear at the single-joint level. This video is of a “1/2 Kneel… Read more

Lateral Line Mobility

Lateral Line Mobility

I was fortunate to come across Thomas Myers book Anatomy Trains (@anatomytrainsofficial) early in my career (great recommendation from @michael_boyle1959), and it continues to influence how I view movement. In the book, Myers breaks down the anatomy of 7 important fascial pathways. The lateral line extends from the foot through the peroneals, IT Band, hip… Read more

Should you Foam Roll your IT Band?

Should you Foam Roll your IT Band?

Should you foam roll your IT band? This is a question that has perplexingly persisted at the forefront of arguments within the rehabilitation and fitness fields for several years. The topic took social media, annoyingly, by storm last week, as everyone linked to a recent post from Dr. Andrew Franklyn-Miller: Ilio-Tibial Band: Please do not… Read more