Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

Programming Considerations: Shoulders

Fair warning: This will not be an all-encompassing post on how to train the shoulders or how to program around nagging shoulder injuries. Frankly, I don’t think anyone wants to read a Dostoyevsky length diatribe on shoulder impingement or how improving scapular upward rotation gives me a nerd boner. Yep, I’m weird. Instead I want… Read more

Bicep Tendonitis? When In Doubt Check These 5 Muscles Out

Today’s guest post by Dr. Michael Infantino of RehabRenegade.com covers an often glossed over culprit of shoulder pain….the bicep tendon. It can be an annoying area to treat/work around and when not addressed can derail anyone’s training for a long time. However, an injury with the bicep tendon isn’t always as tumultuous as it may… Read more

The Peculiar State of Fitness Assessments

Assessment. For all intents and purposes most people don’t like the feeling of being judge – especially by complete strangers. However, when it comes to working with a coach or personal trainer for the first time, an “assessment” is pretty much standard procedure; a means to an end with regards to collecting data to better… Read more

The Rotator Cuff and Boy Bands

Hey there. If you’re a human being reading this blog post it’s a safe bet you 1) have impeccable taste with regards to the strength coaches you choose to follow 2) have a pair of shoulders and 3) are likely interested in keeping them healthy and thus performing at a high level in the weight… Read more

5 Ways I Include Single Leg Training In My Programs

Before I melt some faces with my witty banter and (somewhat) intellectual prowess on the subject matter below, I wanted to let everyone know Mike Robertson’s new resource, Complete Single Leg Training, is now available at $50 off the regular price. It’s legit. I mean, it’s Mike freakin Robertson we’re talking about here. If you’re… Read more

The Gym Is a Pain In My Neck: Two Movements To Cure Them All

When it comes to neck pain, as a strength coach, I (generally) don’t touch that with a ten-foot pole. It’s case dependent of course, but more often than not, if someone I’m working with walks in with a some significant discomfort in their neck I 1) start hyperventilating into a paper bag and 2) immediately… Read more

The 411 On Plantar Fasciitis and How to Make It Vanish

I’m currently with my family taking a little vacation down in Florida. I’ll be checking in at some point this week with some content, but on the meantime I’ve got some awesome people pinch-writing for me this week. Today’s post is written by physical therapist Dr. Michael Infantino on a topic that’s a pain in… Read more

The Post Where I Prove It’s Not Always Tight Hamstrings

You would think, based off all the alarmist articles I come across on the internet extolling the sentiment, that everyone walking around – you, me, leprechauns, everyone – has tight hamstrings. And as a result, if you do a search on Google, you’ll come across roughly 8, 089, 741 (+/- 41, 903) articles telling you… Read more