Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

Here’s a Quick Fix For Cranky Knees

As I write this I am sitting in Logan Airport (Boston) waiting for my flight to Chicago. I’ll be putting on a staff “in-service” for a group of Equinox trainers on Friday and then my wife (Dr. Lisa Lewis) and I are putting on  our Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop on Sunday. Our little guy, Julian,… Read more

Let’s Not Make Things More Complicated Than They Have to Be: The Hip Hinge

Some things, no doubt, are complicated: Long division The Kreb’s cycle Nuclear fission Brexit Figuring out the plot of West World Vaginas There’s a bevy of examples in the universe. I’m sure collectively we can think of several hundred (if not thousands) of them. The hip hinge isn’t one of them. Or, at least it… Read more

4 Things to Consider When Working With Postpartum Women

I am not at all abashed in saying this: THE best resource I’ve come across in the past five years that has made me a better coach is Dr. Sarah Duvall’s Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (self study) Course. Anyone who works with women – which is pretty much everyone – should consider investing… Read more

Part II: Correcting the Lower Back and Hips

A few weeks ago my good friend and author of Day by Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint to Achieving Ultimate Success, Kevin Mullins, wrote an introduction of sorts to the state of “corrective exercise” in the fitness industry. To summate: Stop it. Just stop. People still need to train in order to get better. He followed that up with… Read more

Using Fillers In Your Programs: Bench Press

I already wrote similar posts covering how I implement fillers with deadlifts and squats, so it only makes sense to finally follow suit with something discussing the bench press. Fillers For the Bench Press As a quick refresher for those first tuning in: “Fillers” are low grade exercises that address a specific mobility or stability… Read more

Why You Need to Consider How You Breathe

This post covers breathing. I know, I know…cue the cavalcade of eye rolls. But I PROMISE I am going to 1) be brief, and more importantly 2) showcase why it’s important to remain more cognizant of it and why improving it will help you feel better, move better, perform better, and likely turn you into… Read more

Part I: Correcting the Shoulders

Last week my good friend and author of Day by Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint to Achieving Ultimate Success, Kevin Mullins, wrote an introduction of sorts to the state of “corrective exercise” in the fitness industry. To summate: Stop it. Just stop. People still need to train in order to get better. Today, in Part… Read more

The Big Toe and the Squat

Two things with regards to the title of today’s post: I’m thinking it could pass for the title of the next big children’s book. Searching stock images for “big toe” pretty much made me want to throw up a little in my mouth. I’d place it  somewhere between kipping pull-ups and gonorrhea in terms of… Read more