Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

Don’t Let Your Clients Butcher These Three Exercises

Deadbugs, Birddogs, and Glute Bridges…Oh My I wrote a thing for the Personal Trainer Development Center. I suspect it’ll get me nominated for a Pulitzer and statues will be erected in my likeness throughout cities across the world. Or, you know, trainers/coaches will just start coaching deadbugs, birddogs, and glute bridges the right way. Check… Read more

Accessing T-Spine Extension For Healthy Shoulders

There are many things that can make your shoulder(s) hate life. Poor programming balance Less than stellar exercise technique Muscular imbalances Bony adaptations (acromion type Poor scapular kinematics And, for some, we could even make the case for faulty breathing mechanics and/or contralateral hip/ankle mobility restrictions. I try not to get that into the weeds and… Read more

Which Is More Fictional: Unicorns or Tight Hamstrings?

Two weekends ago I was in London teaching a workshop with my friend Luke Worthington. We had a group of 35 trainers from across the UK (and Europe) eager to learn more about assessment, program design, coaching up common strength movements, and how I rank the Bourne movies. One of the main umbrella themes we… Read more

Are You Engaging the Right Muscles When You Squat?

I’m in Europe for the next two weeks traveling. Fear not. I’ve still managed to queue up some stellar content for you in my absence. Today Dr. Sarah Duvall is pinch-writing for me talking about a topic that’s relevant to anyone who likes to lift heavy things: Squats (and how to make them feel better)…. Read more

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core and How to Program Them For Lower Back Pain

Raise your hand if you watched The Royal Wedding this weekend. *raises hand* But I only tuned in because Julian was up so early Saturday morning and there was nothing else to watch. Yeah, yeah….that’s it. Anyway, I’ve got an excellent guest post for you today from Florida based trainer William Richards covering a topic… Read more

Reaching: The Underrated Key to Shoulder Health

I’m heading out to Kansas City today for The Fitness Summit. My boy, Shane McLean, was kind enough to send along this stellar article extolling the merits of “reaching” and how it can help make your shoulders not hate you. Enjoy! Reaching: The Underrated Key to Key to Shoulder Health When you’ve lifted weights for… Read more

Low Back Pain: Habitual Movement Can Have Greater Influence Over Intentional Exercise

We’ve all seen the statistic: 80% of the population will experience low back pain in their lifetime. Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Americans spend upwards of $50 billion per year on back pain. Back pain is the nemesis of all ninjas. The struggle is real folks. Given how pandemic the… Read more

2 Drills For Easy Access to Shoulder Health

Anyone who’s spent any significant time in the weight room knows how vulnerable the shoulders are to injury. This isn’t to downplay other areas of the body prone to nefariousness like the lower back or knees. Let’s be clear: those deserve some shade thrown their way too. Rather, it’s just to point out that, for… Read more