Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

Stretching Isn’t Always the Answer: 3 Common Mistakes

I’m an avid reader. At any given time I’m reading 3-4 books at once. I’m always working my way through something related to my field. These are what I like to call the “hafta reads.” Meaning, I hafta read “x book” in order to stay sharp and on top of things related to my profession… Read more

Critical Eye for Program Design

Every Wednesday we hold a staff in-service at Cressey Sports Performance where the coaching staff along with the interns get together and talk about “stuff.” One week Eric may break down thoracic outlet syndrome and how to go about programming around it.  Another week Greg may discuss some new sprinting drills and how we can… Read more

Massage: Misunderstood and Misused

I have an excellent guest post for you today, but before I hand it over to you for your reading pleasure I wanted to quickly remind people of my Premium Workout Group on WeightTraining.com. After a 4-month block of a strength emphasis (and people breaking personal records left and right), we’re currently in the midst… Read more

How Deep Down the Rabbit Hole Do We Really Need to Go?

Today’s topic has been something that’s been festering in my brain for a while now, and it’s only been within the last few weeks where I felt the need to put something down on paper. Or in this case, down on keypad. To save face, you can relax….it has nothing to do with Tracy Anderson… Read more

Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body

Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold (otherwise known as Erik Cressnold) released their latest module in their Functional Stability Training series, Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body, yesterday and I’m excited for a few reasons. 1. I’m not going to sit here, blow rainbows up your ass, wax poetic, and say that this product is… Read more

A Response to Anyone Who Feels Deadlifts Are Destroying Everyone’s Spine

A HUGE thank-you to Bret Contreras for his contribution to this post. You’re my boy blue! A little backstory.  A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away A few years ago – back in 2010 – I wrote a blog post in response to someone claiming that deadlifts were “one of the worst… Read more

Tendinitis vs. Tendinosis: Yes, There’s a Difference

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the filming of Eric Cressey and  Mike Reinold’s next phase in their Functional Stability Training series, Functional Stability Training – Upper Body. As an FYI:  the first two modalities, Functional Stability Training – Core, and Functional Stability Training – Lower Body, can be accessed HERE. Think of the… Read more

Building a Superhuman Core

Nowadays you seemingly can’t walk more than 15 feet without crossing paths with a CrossFit gym.  Along those same lines, you can’t go more than five clicks (it’s like the internet’s version of the Kevin Bacon game!) before you view some iteration of a “core training” article espousing anything from six-minute abs to improved posture… Read more