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!

Strengthen Your Foundation to Get Rid of Pain & Bad Movement Patterns
Written By Cat Blatner

Do you ever feel like you’re dealing with one ache or pain after another? Whenever an athlete comes to train with me and says they are dealing with any sort of injury, I like to look at the condition of that athlete’s feet! Why you ask? Because our feet are the foundation of almost everything we do and yet, they can still be neglected. It’s important to look at the stability you possess in each foot individually before diagnosing an injury or worse,

The Power of Positivity
Written by Cat Blatner

Our mind is a powerful thing. It can push to great heights or crumble under pressure depending on how we train it.

Everyone is capable of developing a strong mind, but it takes lots of practice and conscious thought before it will become a part of who we are. Everyday that we walk into the gym we should have a positive outlook on what we are about to do. Time to walk into the gym, get fit, have fun and walk away with our heads held high.

How Can I Strengthen My False Grip? 
Written by Cat Blatner

Many athletes struggle holding their false grip when they initially start learning how to do muscle ups. This can be a very frustrating position to be in as it can often feel uncomfortable if not used to the grip. So, here are a few tips to help strengthen that false grip position and get you more comfortable with it.

Kettlebell False Grip Carry

Working with Kettlebells can be a great way to increase your time in a false grip position.

How Can I Strengthen My False Grip? 
Written by Cat Blatner

Many athletes struggle holding their false grip when they initially start learning how to do muscle ups. This can be a very frustrating position to be in as it can often feel uncomfortable if not used to the grip. So, here are a few tips to help strengthen that false grip position and get you more comfortable with it.

Kettlebell False Grip Carry

Working with Kettlebells can be a great way to increase your time in a false grip position.