Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

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

5 Strategies for Healthy Shoulders

Unlike Dan John, I lack the ability to seemingly rattle off an array of quotable quotes with the frequency of a Donald Trump soundbite. That said, every now and then luck strikes and I chime in with gem like this: “Lifting weights isn’t supposed to tickle.” Photo Credit: Gregor Winter Muscles are going to get… Read more

Common Mistakes With Shoulder Assessment

Assessment in the health and fitness setting can be tricky, and rife with numerous (common) mistakes some fitness professionals make. This is especially true when we start talking shoulders. Mistake #1: the shoulder isn’t just the shoulder.  As in: it’s not just one “thing.” We’re actually referring to a shoulder “complex” that’s, well, complex. The… Read more

Strength Starts Here: Breath, Control, Express Badassery

I always enjoy when I have the opportunity to introduce my readers to someone new; coach’s who are “in the trenches,” doing great things, and are well articulate in conveying their message. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Chris Abbott. He’s a coach and gym owner based in Chicago. As it happened, he sent me… Read more