All posts by djpope

7 Reasons Why Your Shoulders Get Hurt in the Gym: Part 1

Subacromial Impingement Syndrome is probably the most common injury I see in the clinic.  It’s definitely the most common source of shoulder pain I see.  Often times it’s associated with: Bursitis

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New Off-season FPF Training

Hey guys, next cycle of programming is now out for fitness pain free performance training.  This month’s goals and changes: We’re progressing our strength work.  For the general population we’re

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Chad Vaughn, Mike Cerbus, Dave Tilley and Dan Pope Talk Squatting

I have the great opportunity to work with world class coaches regularly at power monkey fitness.  At this past power monkey fitness camp we had a nice candid conversation about squatting.  Myself and

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How to Mobilize, Warm-up and Perfect Snatch Technique

Hey guys, a bit of a whopper for you today.  As you know, I work for a company called Power Monkey Fitness.  It’s a continuing education company for olympic lifting, gymnastics, running, rowing

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5 Reasons to Try These Novel Strict Rope Climb Variations

A major theme for shoulder health is the introduction of more horizontal pulling variations.  This holds especially true in the off-season as we are trying to work in multiple planes and build back balance

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3 Unique Eccentric Exercises for Overhead Mobility

I think sometimes we forget that good old eccentric training can be an effective way to gain mobility.  It’s a well studied phenomenon and under utilized tool in my opinion.  A couple reasons why

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Mastering Handstands, Muscle-ups and Strict Gymnastics with Powerful Monkeys

Hey all, This week I’m at Power Monkey Camp again.  It’s always incredibly fun and a great learning experience.  You really can’t get such an all-star cast of fitness pros anywhere

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful Off-season Program (Part 3)

We’re up to part 3 in our series.  If you missed the previous parts you can find them below: Part 1 click HERE Part 2 click HERE Now onto the finale… 7: Go Strict Now don’t get me

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 2)

If you missed part 1 in our series then click HERE to go back and check it out before continuing.  Now onto part 2… 4: Have Some Fun If the sole purpose of your training is to become a better athlete

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 1)

1: Take Some Time Off After a grueling open season it’s natural to want to be excited about getting back into training hardcore. You’ve been able to test your mettle in the open, you’ve

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How to Assess Overhead Mobility: Part 3

This month’s Insiders webinar is part 3 in our discussion on improving overhead mobility.  One major issue we tackle are sets, reps, frequency, duration and intensity.  One thing I’ve never understood

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Pelvic Structure, Persistent Quad Atrophy, and Stretching with Shoulder Impingement

On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we talk about the impact of unique pelvic structure, how to deal with persistent quad atrophy, and stretching people with shoulder impingement. To view more

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