Posts Tagged with "shoulder flexion"

Strong Traps, Healthy Shoulders

A funny thing happens whenever I inform someone (namely, guys) they need to hit their upper traps more. The immediately go into Bane mode: Visions of heavy barbell shrugs, breaking Batman’s back, and walking around asking people “do you feel in charge?” run rampant. It’s all well and good, I have nothing against shrugs. I… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Deep Squat Press

Today’s “Exercise You Should Be Doing” has a unique flavor compared to exercises in the past. 1. It’s as miserable as it sounds. 2. The word “deep” is going to be contingent on individual anatomy, overall mobility (ankle dorsiflexion, hip flexion, t-spine extension), and one’s ability level to actually squat. Basically, unlike the internet, I’m… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 6/17/16

As this post goes live I’m in route to Austin, TX with my wife Lisa to take part in our inaugural Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop. We’re excited because we both feel this is an underserved “niche” within the fitness community. The stuff I’ll be speaking about is nothing new – program design, breaking down squat… Read more

The Power of Test, Re-Test: How to Supercharge and Add Value to Your Assessment

During the Complete Hip & Shoulder Workshop in Seattle last weekend I spoke on the importance of the test/re-test concept with regards to assessment. It’s nothing fancy or elaborate. You test something – whether it be range of motion or maybe a strength discrepancy – implement a “corrective” modality if something’s deemed out of whack,… Read more

Assessing Our Assessments: Shoulder Flexion

Assessment. It’s a powerful word. A daunting word. A ten letter word. A word that means different things to different people. But the word itself implies you’re assessing something. So, what is it? Well, given this is a fitness website it stands to reason that when I say the word “assessment” I’m not referring to… Read more