Protect ya legs: shrimp squat x pistol squat

Shrimps, pistols, and other single-leg squat variations are not for strength and power. There are better ways to get truly strong and bouncy (e.g. deadlift, back squat, split squat, power clean, sprint, jump/land, etc). But with greater levels of power come higher amounts of impact. To be truly high-performing and long-lasting in high-impact sports, you … Read more

Kinematic Analyses of Parkour Landings From as High as 2.7 Meters

PREFACE: In 2016, we partnered with the Division of Kinesiology and Health at the University of Wyoming to deconstruct various parkour landing techniques. The study was just published by the Journal of Human Kinetics—and with free/open access for all! In this study, landing forces and techniques by 20 parkour coaches and athletes from various Apex School of … Read more

Six foot drills for ankle mobility, strength, & stability

When I first stumbled upon The Foot Drills by Russ Ebbets, DC, I was impressed by the elegance of the idea. Six foot drills can be done anytime/anywhere, making them a highly accessible and effective way to strengthen your feet and ankles. This makes it easy to do in all kinds of ways (w/ weight, … Read more

>