10 Most Popular Posts of 2013

FPF Banner 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013Well 2013 has been a great year for me and for the site.  Last year I picked an arbitrary number of hits I’d like to have on my site over the course of the year.  I wanted 100,000 total.  I had no idea if this was good but decided to set a goal and go for it.  I ended up falling horribly short by the year’s end.

Fast forward one year.  Now fitnesspainfree gets almost 100,000 hits per month.  My newsletter started with just my mom and now is well over a thousand.  I’m incredibly grateful and excited by all of the people who use the site and gain insight from the content.  Thanks to everyone for reading and here’s to another successful year!

Here are the most popular posts written in 2013 in order of popularity (#1 is most popular):

10) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification and Exam Review

My review of the CSCS examination and certification

9) 10 Critical Principles Physical Therapists Need to Know About Crossfit for Successful Rehabilitation

Only a few weeks old and already gaining a lot of ground.  Hopefully this sheds some light on rehabbing crossfitters.

8) 6 Common Causes Of Knee Pain and How to Fix Them – Part 1

This series of articles was very popular and probably should serve as a sign to start writing more about the knee!

7.  Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1 Course Review

Big fan of Gray Cook and what he has properled forward with the movement revolution.  i use the SFMA on a daily basis.

6) 3 Reasons that Kipping Pullups are Causing Injuries

This series of articles landed me in crossfit head quarters chatting about pullups with some smart fellows.

5.  Why Is Overhead Pressing Hurting My Lower Back? 

Deadlifts aren’t the only thing that can leave your back feeling sore.

4. Understanding Shoulder Impingement Series:

The whole series is almost a year in the making and certainly one of the most viewed series of articles created here.

3. Evidence Based Application of the Functional Movement Screen

Still use the FMS on a daily basis at clinic.  Great tool for trainers, coaches and clinicians alike.  Here is a summary of the research so far on the FMS.

2. The Correct Way to Mobilize Your Spine with a Foam Roller 

This article started after seeing countless people mindlessly rolling over their upper backs in hopes of getting some mobility in their thoracic spine, here’s how I like to tackle the spine with a foam roller.

1. Why Do My Hips Hurt When I Squat? Femoral Acetabular Impingement

Pinchy hips are commonly a problem in crossfit.  Unfortunately acetabular impingement is often missed by docs and clinicians.  Hopefully this article series helps you understand and correct those pinchy hips

That’s it!

Dan Pope, PT, DPT, CSCS

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2 Responses to 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013

  1. Hey Dan, Great stuff. Just have been introduced to you blog, and being a fellow strong man trainee and physical therapist I agree with the tribe your trying to establish. Keep it up.

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