Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

How to Train Around a Groin Strain

Groin strains can be a stubborn son-of-a-bitch. Once you have one, it’s one of those pesky injuries that never really seems to go away. In today’s guest post by strength coach and physical therapist, Sam Spinelli, he breaks down some common ways to resolve the issue. Awesome stuff.    How to Train Around a Groin… Read more

It’s a Warmup, Not a Social Hour

I arrived back to Boston late last night from London and I’d like to say I woke up today well-rested and ready to wow everyone with some witty fitness prose. I’d like to say that. Not gonna happen today. I’ve got a ton of emails and programs to catch up on, but that doesn’t mean… Read more

5 Things to Consider With Postpartum Training

My wife gave birth to our son on January 31st, which was a Tuesday. She was back in the gym that Friday. Although, admittedly, all she did was a few easy bodyweight exercises and listened to my advice on hammering drills like deadbugs, birddogs, and anything else that would help to build back her core… Read more

My Go To Mid-Back Mobility Drills

Mid-back (or T-spine) mobility drills are one of those things that, much like bacon, Jason Bourne movies, or LOLCat memes, most people just can’t get enough of.   At this point I don’t think I need to belabor why t-spine mobility is a kind of important. But if I had to give a quick 10-second elevator… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Off-Bench DB Press

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve graced the internet with a new (to you) exercise, so lets jump in:   Any bench-pressing variation can be a double-edged sword. On one hand the advantages are numerous: Builds upper body strength. Pecification of pecs. And that’s pretty much it. So maybe not as numerous as I… Read more

Foam Rolling: This Is How We Roll

Foam rolling was never a “thing,” at least in mainstream fitness circles, until the early 2000’s. Since then it seems you can’t lift a weight or make a tuna salad without first taking yourself through a myriad of foam rolling drills to ensure “safety.” Do I have my clients foam roll? Yes. Do I feel… Read more

The “My Shoulder Hurts” Checklist

“Wha, what was that? Was that him?” It was 1:30 AM, maybe even 2:17 (it’s always a blur, sucky, and when it’s that late doesn’t it even matter?) as my wife nudged me to see if the baby was alright. I turned over to my left, peeled my eye open just enough to press the… Read more

Porcelain Post: The Birddog Exercise: Please, Start Coaching It Right

NOTE: the term “Porcelain Post” first came to fruition last year between Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2. Huh, I guess that was more specific than I thought. Enjoy.   The Birddog Exercise:… Read more