Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

Form Fix: Forearm Wall Slides

If you have a shoulder (or two) chances are there’s been a time in your life where things haven’t felt great. This sentiment is only amplified if you happen to be someone who lives an active lifestyle playing sports and/or enjoys lifting heavy things. There are a myriad of culprits that can lead to shoulder… Read more

If You Want to Correct Shit You Need to Own Shit

I’ve used a similar slogan in other ways: “If you want to fix shit you need to lift shit.” “If you want to fix shit do shit right.” “Shit, shit, shitty, shit.” There’s a t-shirt in there somewhere…;o) Needless to say: 1) I have a potty mouth (#sorrynotsorry) and 2) I’m a firm believer that… Read more

4 Things to Consider When Working With Postpartum Women

I say this with unabashed sincerity: “THE best course I’ve taken 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 in this resource. I… Read more

Stop Corrective Exercising People to Death

There’s a prevailing thought in the fitness industry – particularly amongst personal trainers and coaches – that everyone we come across is somehow broken or dysfunctional, and that in order to make things “right” we have to resort to an onslaught of endless corrective exercise protocols before a barbell is even looked at. You know:… Read more

30 Days of Shoulders: Days 1-10

I’m willing to bet that if you’re reading this if you have two shoulders. I’m also willing to bet that, given the two shoulder scenario, and given this is a blog dedicated towards strength & conditioning, you’re interested in: Keeping your shoulders healthy. Making your shoulders stronger. Building shoulders that resemble boulders. Argon. You know… Read more

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

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