Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

The Pendulum Swing

I’m still in Europe. Thankfully I have some coaches pinch-hitting for me while I’m away providing some awesome content.  Today I have a great post from Pittsburgh based strength coach and physical therapy student, Michael Mash. Užívat si (<— Enjoy in Czech) What You Need to Know With the popularization of core stability training, true… Read more

New (To You) Scapular Stabilization Exercises

I’m still in Europe. Today’s guest post comes courtesy of former CSP intern and now current rock-star PA based strength coach, Rob Rabena Shoulder health is always a hot topic amongst baseball players and overhead athletes. To keep a healthy shoulder, there are a lot of variables that come into play. Most of these variables… Read more

A Thoughtful Discussion on Low Back Sparing Strategies. Actually, Less “Thoughtful” More “Meandering”

I often joke that “lifting weights isn’t supposed to tickle.” When you’re pushing, pulling, carrying, thrusting, and otherwise hoisting things around for the heck of it…you’re bound to end up with a few bumps and bruises along the way. Honestly, I can’t think of the last time my body was 100% devoid of any type… Read more

The Power of Test, Re-Test: How to Supercharge and Add Value to Your Assessment

During the Complete Hip & Shoulder Workshop in Seattle last weekend I spoke on the importance of the test/re-test concept with regards to assessment. It’s nothing fancy or elaborate. You test something – whether it be range of motion or maybe a strength discrepancy – implement a “corrective” modality if something’s deemed out of whack,… Read more

6 Unconventionally Simple Exercises

Note From TG: Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Long Island based personal trainer and coach, Chris Cooper. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris in person a few weeks ago in NYC during the Motivate & Movement LAB hosted by Mark Fisher Fitness. We discussed training, programming, and, of course, unicorns. Enjoy. I think… Read more

Everyone NEEDS to Deadlift

Note from TG: If there was ever a blog title conceived specifically for this website, this is the one. Jason Bourne, an F-16 fighter jet, and a lumberjack punching a grizzly bear in the face while eating a bag of beef jerky could have steel cage match and it wouldn’t be as manly as this title…. Read more

The “Real” vs. “BS” Hip Flexor Stretch

I for one fall into the camp that static stretching is often over-prescribed; an easy default recommendation for some fitness professionals too lazy to dig a little deeper. “Tight” hamstrings? Go stretch those bad boys. “Tight” hip flexors? Better go stretch! Bad hair day? Go stretch. I don’t feel static stretching is a complete waste of… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Modified Side Lying Hip Abduction with Leg Slide

When most people – at least within fitness circles – think of “glutes,” they envision bikini models/figure competitors up on stage or people with 400+ lb hip thrust with the ability to crack a walnut/crush a Volvo between their cheeks, in what’s known as the 21st century’s version of “coolest bar trick ever.” And well,… Read more