Tim Simansky has a Doctorate of Chiropractic, a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is a Certified CrossFit Trainer
He understands Crossfit injuries because he is a CrossFitter. He served on the medical staffs of both the CrossFit Regions and CrossFit Games.
He specializes in functional diagnosis and uses conservative management for your sports injuries. What does this mean? It means he dissects your movements into simple pieces. Identifies limitations or faults, and uses an array of soft tissue techniques, mobilizations, and rehabilitation techniques to alleviate your symptoms.
Dr. Tim’s motto is “Optimize Function to Optimize Performance.”
Today’s WODdocket: 3 Set of 10 Scapular HSPU. In between each set sit on your butt with a PVC pipe and practice the same movement unload (another 3 sets of 10). Really concentrate on actively squeezing your should blades together on the way down.
Today was an awesome day. Had the opportunity to workout with Heather Soukas. For those of you that don’t know. This girl is a stud. The word on the street is that she just cut her hair to look more like Sandra Bullock… I won’t hold that against her. Ok. I see the resemblance but, […]
A lot of people bypass the ankle. Now, when I say the ankle, I’m referring to the mortise joint or, the joint that is formed by the two lower bones of the lower leg (tibia,fibula) and a dome-shaped foot bone (talus). By bypass it, I mean, we spend so much time on the calf we […]
I got 99 videos and my reign ain’t done. Yeah, I just did that… I know JZ will be kicking my ass soon for such a atrocious parallel. Sometimes stuff just comes out … it’s that no filter thing. Anyway, today we are working some shoulder external rotation using a PVC pipe. I like to […]
Here is a question… who out there is growing a beard for “No shave November?” If your counting it’s day 10 and I’m just at that itchy point. Thats ok though… showed the women their support last month… now it’s the gentlemen’s turn. Today’s is an expansion on something I do regularly with my athletes. […]
Day two… Tier II. Here is what we have in store today. If you passed “Tier I” yesterday you demonstrated the ability to press out of the dip portion of the bar muscle-up. Now we need to test your pulling strength. Today’s WODdocket: 1. Demonstrate a strict chin to bar pull-up 2. Demonstrate a strict chest […]
In episode 194 we took the hardest part of the free-standing HSPU out… balancing in the handstand. Deleting this part allowed us to practice receiving ourselves back into the headstand more efficiently. Unfortunately, we still need to be proficient in handstands to make this whole thing work. So today we are reversing the order and […]
When chatting up hip mobility external rotation gets a lot of attention. Not all, but many of us let internal rotation fall to the wayside. That’s a mistake … internal hip rotation plays an integral part in our ability to travel below parallel during squatting activities. Watch today’s video on a quick and easy way […]
Mobility floss??? Yeah that big rubber band that people are wrapping around their legs right? What the heck is it anyway. Mobility floss was made popular by mobility guru Kelly Starrett. What he found was a way to replicate what a manual therapist does with his hands. So what are they doing? Well, mostly causing […]
Today we are covering how to improve our running proficiency on the Trueform Running Treadmill. This device is a motor-less treadmill… a human hamster wheel of sorts. It rewards proper running techniques and will eat you up if your form is in the crapper. If you get nothing out of today’s episode remember one thing […]
Shoulder injuries are by and far the most common injury I see in crossfit athletes. I say this so many times I feel like the loyal followers out there can complete this sentence. The reason being is because for the vast majority of us the last time our shoulders were weight bearing joints is when […]
If you were able to pass yesterday’s screen. Today’s it’s time you begin training your pistol strength. Check out today’s video and follow along. Today’s WODdocket: Accumulate 20 crosslegged pistols / leg *Make sure to have SPOTTER*
3 Rounds 10 cal row (focusing on 1 cal per stroke – 3 sec recovery stroke) 5-10 forearmstand pass throughs against was REST 1 min 3 Rounds 10 banded DLs 5 KB Thruster with a 10 second pause in the bottom
Today we are starting to mix in ring 2 chin and strict C2B. Still building strength with strict movements but also adding stability with unstable rings instead of using the bar. How you should currently be doing your daily program. Pull-ups / Banded Transitions 6-5-5-4-3 (Alternate ring 2 chin and C2B each set) **This […]
We have been spending so much time with the post hip complex (your butt) I don’t want you guys to think I forgot about the front. All of us at one time has probably gotten that little pinch in the hip that just won’t go away. There is a couple main offenders that we address […]
What I have today is simple, quick and easy. If guys are following along out there and been consistent with your pull-up program most of you have probably magically eliminated a proper warm-up. I understand, it happens to everyone. Well, its time to revitalize. Check out today’s combo scapular mobility and stability drill. Only takes […]
I actually wanted to add this in yesterday but the video was getting to long. Again, we are talking about improving your muscle-up by improving your mobility. This stretch should be tacked onto yesterday’s episode where we mashed the humeral insertion of the pec, hit the coracobrachialis, and mashed some lat. All this with the […]
Yesterday, I got onto this core stuff. I love the core. It’s such a dynamic and important piece of our anatomy. The cool thing about it is how it changes depending on our needs. You see, if it was always rigid we couldn’t bend, roll or twist. Conversely if it was always supple we couldn’t […]
Ok so we are going to wrap up this rope climbing series we started in the beginning of the week. We covered technique, we covered hand and core strength, and now we are covering foot strength. Just like in other areas of lifting, like olympic lifting, we can improve and strengthen the overall movement by […]
I had a great time at ECC (East Coast Championships) this weekend. Saw some great athletes and cheered on some great performances. It’s crazy to me how much this sport has exploded over the last several years. Couple years ago the open regional events weren’t this big. Now, we have 60K prize pools and, vendor […]
The Open is here! Watch my tips and improve your open scores by optimizing your function to optimize your performance! Pre-WOD Prep: Super important to prime our system before attempting these exercises. You don’t want your first heart rate spike to be after 3…2…1… go. I suggest using a bike here to save your […]
No doubt there is a bunch of sore quads and hip flexors out there today. 15.5 made sure of that. Kelly Starrett pioneered the couch stretch. Since then there has been many different variations/modifications. This is one of my favorites…. check it out.
Happy Independence Day !!!! So yesterday I said 2 elements were required to complete any movement safely and proficiently … In the previous episode we performed a quick low back and ham check to give us a rough guesstimate of whether we have enough posterior chain length. Today we are assuming you passed yesterday’s eval […]
Handstands too difficult for you? Begin with wall-facing handstand marches. They allow you to scale the movement to something more managable yet simulate the position you will ultimately be in. Today’s WODdocket: 10 mins of Wall-Facing HS March practice