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 thing we can do to help coaches with their athletes.  We wanted to provide the absolute best value for Angelo’s coaches.  So both Ryan and myself racked our brains on what to speak about.

What is the single largest problem that coaches face that a physical therapist and a chiropractor could help out with?

It brought me back to when I was a coach and personal trainer full-time.  One of the biggest frustrations I had was what to do with athletes in pain.  Besides referring out to a therapist or chiropractor I really had no idea what to do.  I’d be left wondering.

“Am I creating more damage by continuing to train this person?”

“Should I stop all exercises that stress the injured area?”

“If it doesn’t hurt can I still train it?”

“Once this injury starts feeling better how do I get people back to training safely?”

“How can I safely modify this athlete’s training?”

“”How can I prevent future injuries?”

It’s also one of the most common problems I get asked by coaches and athletes alike.  What can I do for my athlete in pain?  How do I deal with all of these injuries?  It’s confusing, and no one seems to be providing any answers.   There are no systems, courses or products out there that really solve this dilemma.  I mean heck, I went to physical therapy school so I could answer these questions for myself.

So here is what Ryan and I did.  We put together an 8 hour seminar about how to solve this problem.  We taped the entire seminar when we presented to Crossfit Ohare in November.  We didn’t stop there though. We wanted it to be more comprehensive.  We wanted to make it an entire course.  That’s what it became.  We created:

 The Coach’s Guide to Modifying Workouts for Athletes in Pain.

The course comes in modules and goes over all of the movements we commonly perform in the gym and all of the injuries we tend to see with these movements.  The movements we go over:

  • The Squat
    • Back Squats, Front Squats, Overhead Squats, Olympic Lifts, Wall Balls etc..
  • The Hinge
    • Deadlifts, Cleans, Snatches, Kettlebell Swings
  • Vertical Pressing
    • Push Press, Press, Jerks, Handstand Pushups
  • Horizontal Pressing
    • Bench Press, Pushups, Dips
  • Vertical Pulling
    • Pull-ups, Kipping, Toes to bar
  • Split Stance
    • Lunges, Split Jerks
  • Horizontal Rowing
    • Ring Rows, Dumbbell and Barbell Rows

From there we go over each joint that typically becomes painful with each movement.  For example, people generally have difficulty with overhead pressing when they have shoulder pain.  People also tend to have difficulty with deadlifts when they have lower back pain.

We go over exactly why these pain problem happen so you can quickly and easily modify the athlete’s workout successfully.

We’ll tell you just what you need to know about pain as a coach.  Learn how these injuries occur and how to avoid them.  Learn how to keep athletes training without causing more damage.  Become an ally for your athletes to get them back to high level training.  Coaches are not therapists and shouldn’t be treating their athlete’s pain.  That doesn’t mean you can’t still be smart about your athlete’s training and give them joint specific health exercises when they have pain.  We’ll show you how.

The entire program includes:

  • 8 hours of seminar footage
  • 80+ page e-book
  • Printable handouts for our systematic exercise modifications for athletes with pain
  • Audio seminars on each exercise
  • Videos of all of our favorite joint health exercises to give to your painful athletes
  • 40+ additional reading articles on each movements
  • 50+ research citations (we didn’t make this stuff up)

It’s actually fairly ridiculous just how much content the course includes.  Better yet, the entire course is completed online in the comfort of your own home.

For this week only (March 15th – 22nd) the course is on sale for $299.  

Next wednesday the price will shoot up to $399.  Keep in mind you’re getting years of experience and doctoral level knowledge of both Ryan Debell and myself.  This is the product I wish I would have had 10 years ago when I was coaching full time.  It’s the culmination of knowledge I’ve gathered to solve the exact problem you’re dealing with every day of the week.  Pick up a copy of The Coaches Guide to Modifying Workouts for Athletes in Pain today!

Don’t be paralyzed by your athletes in pain.  Be a better coach.  No more excuses, learn how to help.  Still need more convincing, check the link below to learn more:

So excited!

Dan Pope DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF L1

Leave a Comment: