• 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 else in the world.  I’ve been to all 7 camps so far and don’t plan on stopping any...
  • 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 wrong.  I love me some kipping.  Practicing how to kip properly...
  • 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 sometimes you get a bit tired of training....
  • 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 found some new weaknesses and you’re eager to start hammering them.  Well, that’s great but...
  • 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 is the lack of people tackling the issue of optimal set and rep schemes.  How often should I...
  • 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 episodes, subscribe, and ask your questions, go to http://mikereinold.com/askmikereinold.   #AskMikeReinold Episode 54: Pelvic Structure, Persistent Quad...
  • Is Training Your Rotator Cuff Stupid?

    So right now there’s a weird trend going on in regard to shoulder rehabilitation.  For some reason I think it’s become unpopular to train the shoulder and more specifically the rotator cuff when you have shoulder pain.  Here are some trends I’m seeing going on in the blogosphere and...
  • How to Modify Overhead Pressing for Shoulder Pain

    So we’re onto our last video for our modification series: How to Modify Deadlifts for Lower Back Pain How to Modify Pull-ups for Painful Shoulders How to Modify Squats for Painful Knees and Lower Backs How to Modify the Squat for Painful Pinching Hips Now we move back to the...
  • How to Modify the Squat to Eliminate Painful Pinching Hips

    So we’re 4 videos into our modification series: How to Modify Deadlifts for Lower Back Pain How to Modify Pull-ups for Painful Shoulders How to Modify Squats for Painful Knees and Lower Backs In this video we talk squatting and hip pain.  Having some hip pain or “pinching” in...
  • How to Modify Squats for Painful Knees and Lower Backs

    In the last video Dr. Ryan Debell and myself talked about modifying deadlift variations to decrease stress on the spine.  In this video Dr. Ryan Debell and myself go over the same simple concept in the squat.  With this knowledge in mind we can easily modify the squat for...
  • The Coaches Guide to Modifying Workouts for Athletes in Pain

    Angelo Sisco is the owner of several Crossfit gyms in Chicago.  Every year he invites Dr. Ryan Debell and myself to speak for his gyms.  It’s an educational summit for his coaches.  This past year Ryan and I met up to collaborate on what we felt is the most powerful...
  • How to Modify Kipping Pull-ups for Painful Shoulders

    Having a solid appreciation of why injuries occur is paramount when trying to rehabilitate athletes back to their sports and to keep them safe.  For example in pitchers we know that the extreme external rotation needed for throwing can leads to problems like internal impingement of the shoulder.  That same...