Posts Tagged with "hamstring tightness"

The Difference Between Good and Bad Stiffness

Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m talking about muscles here. Having “tight” or “stiff” muscles is often viewed as a bad thing. Not Jillian Michaels trying to teach a kettlebell swing bad, but bad nonetheless. And, truth be told, it can be. When someone presents with a (true) muscular length limitation there are… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Core Engaged Active Straight Leg Raise

Many people are familiar with the active straight leg raise. For those who aren’t, it’s exactly as it sounds. You know how when you look at someone’s last name, it’s spelled weird, and in your head you’re all like “nope, not even going to try to pronounce that,” and then the person looks at you… Read more

Q & A: Fixing the “Tuck Under” When Squatting – Part I

NOTE (from August, 2014):  I wrote this article back in March 2012. When I was an idiot. I still hope you read what I have to say below, because most of what I say still applies. However, I’ve changed my thought process significantly since I originally posted this article. For a more up-to-date, um, update…check… Read more