Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

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

32 Random Thoughts On Training

A few days ago my good buddy, Mike Robertson, posted an article up on his blog titled 31 Random Training Thoughts. It was fantastic and you should take the time to read it. I liked the idea so figured I’d take some time today to toss my hat into the ring and showcase some of… Read more

Training With Laxity: Tips and Advice From Someone Who’s Been There, Done That

I’m traveling back to Boston today after spending the weekend up in Edmonton with Dean Somerset teaching our Complete Shoulder & Hip Workshop. FYI: Future Dates: ST. LOUIS (September 26th-27th), CHICAGO (October 17th-18th), and LOS ANGELES (November 14-15th). It was an awesome two days and we were ecstatic to have the opportunity to share our… Read more

Is Corrective Exercise Overrated?

We got a doctor in the house! Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dr. Evan Osar, a Chicago based chiropractic physician and coach, and someone I’ve been a huge fan of since reading his first two books Form and Function and Corrective Exercise Approach to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction. His latest resource (a course, really),… Read more

Unconventional Core Training

“You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.“ The Princess Bride is one of my all-time favorite movies. It’s a classic, and many fellow movie buffs and connoisseurs will recognize the quote from above. It’s one of roughly 816 (give or take) memorable lines from the movie,… Read more

Feed the Dysfunction: A Simple Squat Fix

A few months ago I wrote about my experience participating in the Functional Movement Screen. I spent an entire weekend (something like 20 contact hours) completing both module I and II. I didn’t get a t-shirt, but it was an awesome learning experience nonetheless. You can read all about it HERE. One of the chief… Read more

The Difference Between External and Internal Impingement of the Shoulder

Shoulder impingement. Not to play the hoity toity Jonny Raincloud card, but the words themselves – shoulder impingement – is a garbage term. It doesn’t really mean anything. To one degree or another your shoulder is always being “impinged.” So when you or your trainer or someone with more letters next to their name (or… Read more