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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

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How to Rehab Your Athletes Back to Kipping Pullups – 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

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Are Kipping Pull-ups Really That Dangerous? Part 3: Progression, Volume Management and Periodization

As you know from my two previous articles, I have a great love for speaking and writing about kipping pullups and all things kipping.  I work for a gymnastics continuing education company (powermonkeyfitness),

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Are Kipping Pull-ups Really That Dangerous? Part 2: Building Strength and Technique Across Kipping Patterns

As you all know I have a great love for speaking and writing about kipping pullups and all things kipping.  I work for a gymnastics continuing education company (powermonkeyfitness), coach adult gymnastics

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3 Hacks to Get the Most Out of Your Lat Stretches

We all know and love Lat stretches.  Heck I’m stretching my lats right now as I type this (impressive right?).  Lats are obviously a major muscle that can decrease your ability to bring your arms

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How Tight Lats and Kipping May Cause Shoulder Pain (Subacromial Shoulder Impingement)

Oh the Lats!  Easily one of the internet’s favorite muscles.  Can’t reach overhead?  Gotta be the lats.  Can’t do pull-ups?  Better train those lats.  On a trip to bat wing

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Shoulder Pain and Dyskinesia: Correcting Medial Border Prominence During Pushups

I’ve been reading and listening to probably what is more than a healthy amount of scapular research and rehabilitation lately.  It’s great for me because I’m currently working with a

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What’s Worse, Regular Kipping Pullups or Butterfly Kipping Pull-ups?

I’ve been on a major kipping pullup kick lately.  Another topic in the pullup world I wanted to touch on briefly (I promise I’ll stop talking about kipping soon) is the butterfly kipping pullup.

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6 Ways to Make Kipping Pullups Safer

So the last few articles were all trash talking on kipping pullups.  We went over several reasons why kipping pullups might be causing injuries.  If you missed these articles you can find them here: Part

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3 More Reasons Kipping Pullups Cause Injury

I couldn’t help myself.  In this article we discuss 3 more reasons that kipping pullups could be causing injury.  If you missed the first 3 reasons, you can find them all HERE.  This article is

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3 Reasons Kipping Pullups Cause Injuries

First off, I want to say that I’m not against kipping pull-ups.  If you are a competitive crossfit athlete then they are going to be a staple part of your program.  I’m ok with that.  I

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Shoulder Impingement: Part 1 – What It Is and Why It’s Important

I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of my professors Mark Butler, a physical therapist I have a lot of respect for.  I asked him what he thought was the most common shoulder problem in the

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