Training

How to Perform TRX Serratus Slides

Today's post is a clip from our Monthly Video Series, PT to the Gym with physical therapist Pat Suarez from Suarez Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Here CDSF coach Dan Jones and Pat Suarez go over the TRX Serratus Slide. This exercise is something that we commonly use with our overhead athletes and those who… Continue reading How to Perform TRX Serratus Slides

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How to Perform the Back to Wall Shoulder Flexion

In today’s video CDSF coaches Mike Sirani and Dan Jones go over the back to wall shoulder flexion. The back to Wall Shoulder Flexion is a warm-up exercise we use at CDSF to teach athletes and lifters good overhead shoulder motion without compensating through the lower back. If you’re an overhead athlete or train overhead with exercises like overhead… Continue reading How to Perform the Back to Wall Shoulder Flexion

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How to Perform Forearm Wall Slides

Keeping the shoulders healthy for all of our overhead athletes and lifters is important at CDSF. In today’s video CDSF coaches Mike Sirani and Dan Jones go over the Forearm Wall Slide and how we use it to train the shoulder blade and shoulder joint to move properly. When performing remember to: ✅ Set the rib cage, engage the abs,… Continue reading How to Perform Forearm Wall Slides

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How to Improve Your DB Bench Press

When you think of bench pressing it’s likely that you first think of pressing with the barbell. If your shoulders are healthy the barbell bench press is a great way increase upper body strength and size. But, DB bench pressing can also be a smart option for those with a history of shoulder problems or… Continue reading How to Improve Your DB Bench Press

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How to Improve Your TRX Rows

Using the TRX for rows is a great way to train your core and upper back, but a few common mistakes can make it difficult to get the most out of this exercise. In this video CDSF coach Dan Jones shows you a few technique tips to ensure you’re doing your TRX Rows properly and getting the… Continue reading How to Improve Your TRX Rows

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Does Hand Position Matter When Back Squatting?

Even though back squatting is a lower body exercise your upper body mobility and positioning can often have an impact on the lift. For example, a lack of upper back, shoulder, or wrist mobility can make getting good tension through your upper back difficult and cause stress on the front of the shoulder. In this… Continue reading Does Hand Position Matter When Back Squatting?

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How to Modify Traditional Barbell Lifts for Overhead Athletes

No one has ever gotten weaker from bench pressing, barbell overhead pressing, or back squatting. But many have been injured and have experienced setbacks from incorrectly performing or programming these lifts. When training with these exercises, an injury is most likely to occur for at least one of these four reasons: Incorrect Technique Poor Mobility… Continue reading How to Modify Traditional Barbell Lifts for Overhead Athletes