Posts in "Rehab/Prehab"

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

Using Fillers In Your Programs: Deadlifts

I had a gentleman come in for an assessment recently who, upon arriving, provided me with a laundry list of injuries and maladies that have hampered his ability to workout for quite some time. The list he handed over would have prompted fist bumps from Tolstoy or Tolkien from its grandiosity in description and length…. Read more

Solving the Shin Splint Shit Show

Few things are more annoying than a nagging (sports) injury. Okay, I can think of some: A piece of popcorn lodged between your teeth during a three hour long movie and no floss in sight. Flat Earthers. Poodles. Talking about feelings. Outside of those things, having (and trying to train around) a nagging injury is… Read more