I recently wrote up a 3-part “Injury Prevention” series for the folks over at FightCampConditioning.Com. Their site is a great resource for coaches and athletes looking to get results and improve their overall performance.

When being proactive and trying to keep athletes injury-free, I like to target three main areas of the body:

1. Shoulders & Thoracic Spine

2. Hips & Glutes

3. Feet and Ankles

This third write up discusses the feet and ankle joint, explains how underrated they are, and includes a great video from Dr. Jenn Reiner showing some drills you can incorporate into your programming.

 ankle mobility


Check out the full article HERE.

For part 1, click HERE

For part 2, click HERE


About Doug Balzarini
Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is the owner of DB Strength, which provides fitness training, education, and resources. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for Alliance MMA where he works with UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Travis Browne, Ross Pearson, Alexander Gustafsson, and more. Prior to starting his own business, Doug worked at Fitness Quest 10 as a personal trainer, strength coach, and Operations Director for Todd Durkin Enterprises (TDE).

He has completed some graduate work in Biomechanics at SDSU and has obtained multiple certifications including ACE, NSCA-CSCS, MMA-CC, TFW Level 1, TRX instructor training, RIP training, EFI Gravity instructor training, LIFT Sandbag Certification, and FMS training. He has produced his 2 DVD projects on strength training for combat athletes, appeared in many fitness videos and articles, and was a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter” FOX TV show in 2012.

For more information please visit www.dbstrength.com.