What Causes Plantar Fasciitis and How do I Get Rid of It?
Written by Nuno Costa

One of the more common injuries with running is Plantar Fasciitis and it shows up in the form of heel pain (you will know it if you have it). The pain is not fun and it is most noticeable first thing in the morning. The thick band of tissue, which is called the plantar fascia, runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to the toes. When you have plantar fasciitis that thick band of tissue becomes inflamed.

Simple Warm-Up for Your Next Squat Session
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

Looking for a sure fire way to warm up those glutes and prepare for your squats? Look no further as we have a great warm-up for you. Not only will this set your booty (as it IS Booty July) on fire but it will also help activate those glutes and prepare you for stability in your squats. Try the following warm-up the next time squats are in your session:

Warm-Up

One set of:
Band-Assisted Hip Flexor Stretch x 60 seconds per side

And then…

Do You Mobilize Your Latae? You Should if You Have Tight Glutes
Written By Cat Blatner

Well, this is your tensor fascia latae (TFL) of course! This muscle is active during internal rotation of the femur. Often times athletes will have a hard time activating the glutes and achieving external rotation in the hips if this muscle is too tight and immobile. The TFL also attaches to the iliotibial band and can create pain in the knees if it is too restricted in movement. (See previous post about IT band tightness)

Try the above drill using a lacrosse ball to achieve movement in your TFL!

Dumbbell Overhead Squat: Exposing Mobility Sins in the Highest Level Athletes
Written by Dr. Michael Tancini

With single-arm dumbbell overhead squats at the CrossFit Regionals this year, you’re going to see some mobility holes exposed in some really awesome athletes.

The bottom position of a single-arm dumbbell overhead squat is an extremely demanding position to get into. The mobility and stability requirements for this position are huge. You’ve got to have the mobility to get into the position before you can even think about trying to be stable in the position.

Dumbbell Overhead Squat: Exposing Mobility Sins in the Highest Level Athletes
Written by Dr. Michael Tancini

With single-arm dumbbell overhead squats at the CrossFit Regionals this year, you’re going to see some mobility holes exposed in some really awesome athletes.

The bottom position of a single-arm dumbbell overhead squat is an extremely demanding position to get into. The mobility and stability requirements for this position are huge. You’ve got to have the mobility to get into the position before you can even think about trying to be stable in the position.