Posts in "Rehab/Prehab"

What’s the Deal With Spondy? An Attempt to Solve the Riddle in Less Than 1500 Words.

Q: Hey Tony – I suffered a pretty severe L5 spondylolisthesis a couple years ago, and it took me nearly a year to recover.  I’m now back training again and feeling pretty good.  From what I’ve read, I realize I need to make sure I’m not in an anterior pelvic tilt position, so should I… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Slideboard Push-Up vs. Band

It’s no secret that I love push-ups and that I feel they’re an important component of any well-rounded fitness program. They offer a bevy of benefits ranging from improved upper body strength (pecs for days!), improved scapular kinematics, and core activation. As such, in relation to the last point, push-ups serve as an excellent assessment… Read more

How to Learn Functional Anatomy

Q: I need to improve my knowledge of functional anatomy (who doesn’t?). I know Cressey took a very comprehensive gross anatomy course down at UCONN as a grad student, but I was wondering how you approached improving this area in your based of knowledge? Was there a specific text that you used? Did you go… Read more

Is There Such a Thing As “Knee Friendly” Squats?

Not long ago I filmed a vlog about the difference between box squats and squats TO a box.  While to the casual fitness enthusiast there may be no differentiation between the two variations (a squat’s a squat, right?), these are probably the same people who feel PCs are the same thing as Macs. That’s just… Read more

Balls In Your Pants and Breathing Patterns

BOO-YAH – how’s that for an introduction! For many the topic of breathing patterns can be about as exciting as doing your taxes, so I figured I’d push the envelop a bit and use a catchy title to entice people to click on the link. And, it worked!  I win!! Don’t worry. Despite the risque… Read more

My Shoulder Hurts: The Finest Whine

Happy Sun’s Out/Guns Out Memorial Day everyone! Given that it IS a holiday – and the unofficial start of summer – I actually had every intention of NOT posting a blog today, and instead, do nothing but get my lift on and then follow that by eating copious amounts of dead animal flesh and high-fiving… Read more