Posts in "Rehab/Prehab"

Should You Train Through Pain?

We live in a world surrounded by inevitabilities: Summers in Florida will be hot. Winters in New England will be cold.. People will perform stupid antics on social media (the latest being the Milk Crate Challenge) Additionally, if you’re an active person, particularly if you lift weights, unless you’re name is Wolverine, it’s inevitable you’ll… Read more

Everything and Nothing Causes Low Back Pain

The topic of low back pain (LBP) – how to assess it, diagnose it, and how to treat it – can be a controversial one. I italicized the word “can” because I don’t feel it’s all that controversial. Pineapple as pizza topping or Katie not telling Greg she’s falling in love with him (when it’s 100% clear… Read more

Find Your Entry Point: How to Train Around an Injury

If you make a habit of lifting heavy things it’s inevitable you’ll likely experience a few setbacks along the way. These can range anywhere from the “no big deals” (bloody shins from deadlifting, shoulder niggle) to the dire (disc herniation, explosive diarrhea). …or worse case, forgetting your squat shoes on squat day. Suffice to say:… Read more

Measures to Strengthen and Prevent Achilles Injuries

Hi, my name is Tony and I ruptured my Achilles tendon earlier this year.  It was the first significant injury of my life and one that, as it happens, happens often (and without warning). Since my injury six months ago I’ve met numerous people who have gone through the same dumpster fire of an experience..And… Read more

3 Unconventional Shoulder Health Exercises

I was going to run with the title “3 Unconventional Shoulder Health Exercises (That Aren’t Band External Rotations)” but I didn’t want to come across as a pompous a-hole. 😉 Alternatively, I was considering “3 Unconventional Shoulder Health Exercises (That Aren’t Band External Rotations) and STOP DOING KIPPING PULL-UPS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.” But… Read more

Simple Shoulder Savers (Minimal Equipment Edition)

Since I’m on the topic of shoulders: Subtle (but not really) reminder that mine and Dean Somerset’s (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint is now on sale through this weekend. In fact, you can purchase that OR the combo pack (includes both version 1.0 & 2.0) for a hefty discount in addition to taking… Read more

Why You Can and Should Lift Weights With a Herniated Disc

You all know the stat: upwards of 80% of the population will experience some form of debilitating back pain – often times a disc herniation – in his or her’s lifetime. It can strike with one dubious rep on a set of deadlifts, bending over to pick up a child, or, I don’t know, during… Read more

Using Fillers In Your Programs: Squats

Last week I wrote about “fillers,” what they are, why I’m a big fan of them, and how I include them into my programs on deadlift day(s). You can catch up HERE if you happened to miss it. The post seemed to resonate with people so I decided to expand the concept to include how… Read more