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    How to Rehab Your Athletes Back to Kipping – Part 1

    A lot of my athletes are coming back from shoulder injuries where they couldn’t kip previously.  This could be after a major surgery like rotator cuff repair or a bad impingement syndrome / tendinopathy that leaves athletes unable to kip. Now, like any other shoulder patient we’ll need to have...
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    How to Hang on a Bar Without Hurting Your Shoulders

    Most people have a very aggressive introduction to hanging and kipping movements.  It usually goes a little bit like this: Hop right up and grab the bar.  Didn’t fall off?  Great let’s try kipping. As coaches and athletes we generally don’t think much of jumping up and hanging onto...
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    2 Easy Ways to Get More From Your Foam Rolling

    I like to use foam rolling a lot to help gain new range of motion for my clients.  It’s fast and easy to do.  It’s also a great option for people who have pain with stretching or at their end range of motion (think shoulder impingement or femoral acetabular...
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    Get War Ready for the Open

    The 2017 Open is on it’s way.  Whether you like it or not, come the end of February we’ll be immersed in thrusters, chest to bar pullups and burpees. Over at Fitness Pain Free we’ve been preparing for this all year.  Months of olympic lifting, gymnastics skill work and...
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    The 10 Best Articles of 2016

    It’s that time of year.  Here are the most popular articles on fitnesspainfree.com from 2016 (In no particular order). 1: Quick and Easy TFL Stretch and Assessment Quick and Easy TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) Assessment and Stretch 2: The Missing Key to Correcting Anterior Pelvic Tilt 3: 5 Common...
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    Why You Should Foam Roll After Training

    One phenomenon that occurs throughout a single game and over the course of a season for a baseball pitcher is a reduction in their throwing arm range of motion (total arc and internal rotation).  Where I work at Champion Physical Therapy in Boston MA they see a ton of...
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    3 Common Misconceptions About Pain

    Today’s post comes from a bright therapy student named Kyle Thibodeaux.  Pain is a complex and frustrating thing for coaches and athletes.  It doesn’t have to be and Kyle puts things together in a nice easy to understand article below… More people in America experience pain than heart disease, cancer,...
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    5 Reasons Your Elbows Drop During Heavy Cleans and Front Squats

    We’ve all seen it before.  With front squats your body stays nice and upright during warm-up sets.  As the weights get heavy you notice your athletes start dumping the weight forward when they come out of the hole.   The elbows drop down and with it usually the head...
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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale! (30% off everything)

    You know what time of the year it is, I love black friday and cyber monday.  All of those juicy continuing education products I’ve been eyeing all year long are now on sale.  Continuing education is something that sets you apart from your peers and makes the difference with...