Posts Tagged with "shoulder pain"

If You Want to Correct Shit You Need to Own Shit

I’ve used a similar slogan in other ways: “If you want to fix shit you need to lift shit.” “If you want to fix shit do shit right.” “Shit, shit, shitty, shit.” There’s a t-shirt in there somewhere…;o) Needless to say: 1) I have a potty mouth (#sorrynotsorry) and 2) I’m a firm believer that… Read more

Boom or Bust: Why You’re Always Hurt

I work with hurt people for a living. It’s not uncommon for people to seek out a coach or trainer because an exercise doesn’t feel right or because something – a shoulder, a knee, lower back, their soul perhaps – routinely hurts and they can’t seem to get out of their own way. That’s where… Read more

The Inundation of Corrective Exercise In Strength and Conditioning Makes Me Want to Throw My Face Into a Brick Wall

Just to help calm the waters: I am not anti “corrective exercise.” And I am not really going to throw my face into a brick wall. I respect and can appreciate that, sometimes, our jobs as fitness professionals require us to pump the brakes and to venture down the corrective exercise rabbit hole. Some people… Read more

2 Drills For Easy Access to Shoulder Health

Anyone who’s spent any significant time in the weight room knows how vulnerable the shoulders are to injury. This isn’t to downplay other areas of the body prone to nefariousness like the lower back or knees. Let’s be clear: those deserve some shade thrown their way too. Rather, it’s just to point out that, for… Read more

Programming Considerations: Shoulders

Fair warning: This will not be an all-encompassing post on how to train the shoulders or how to program around nagging shoulder injuries. Frankly, I don’t think anyone wants to read a Dostoyevsky length diatribe on shoulder impingement or how improving scapular upward rotation gives me a nerd boner. Yep, I’m weird. Instead I want… Read more

Bicep Tendonitis? When In Doubt Check These 5 Muscles Out

Today’s guest post by Dr. Michael Infantino of RehabRenegade.com covers an often glossed over culprit of shoulder pain….the bicep tendon. It can be an annoying area to treat/work around and when not addressed can derail anyone’s training for a long time. However, an injury with the bicep tendon isn’t always as tumultuous as it may… Read more

The Rotator Cuff and Boy Bands

Hey there. If you’re a human being reading this blog post it’s a safe bet you 1) have impeccable taste with regards to the strength coaches you choose to follow 2) have a pair of shoulders and 3) are likely interested in keeping them healthy and thus performing at a high level in the weight… Read more

How to Fix Scapular Winging

Scapular winging. It’s a thing. I guess.   Forgive the aloof and standoffish tone. I recognize the term “scapular winging” is a thing and that it can be an actual, real-live, medical diagnosis with dastardly consequences. But more on that in a minute. It’s just that, in some ways, I find a lot of fitness pros… Read more