All posts by djpope

Lessons and Reflections from 2017

One of my favorite mentors is a health and wellness professional by the name of Paul Chek.  One of Paul’s biggest teachings is being able to live your dream and with it living to be the best version

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The Largest Factor that Leads to Injury that No One Addresses

Injury is something that we all face from time to time when training hard.  I’d argue that having some pain is inevitable if you’ve been training long enough.  A lot of factors contribute

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What You Need to Know About Pain to Get Out of Pain and Back to Training

Pain is a funny thing.  Sometimes you can push through it and it gets better.  Sometimes you push through it and it gets worse.  Sometimes one joint hurts a lot one day for what seems like no reason

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Lacking Midline Stability During Overhead Pressing is a Myth

Hey all, One thing I hear quite a bit from coaches and also from reading in the blog-o-sphere is the idea of a lack of mid-line stability causing lower back (lumbar) hyper-extension during overhead press. 

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How Much Pain Can We Push Through During Rehabilitation?

I’ve written a bit about whether or not it’s ok to push into pain during rehab of chronic injuries and we’ve got some cool research to show that not only is it alright to encourage pain

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Does Foam Rolling Increase Long Term Flexibility?

Recently I’ve heard a lot of hatred and negative talk toward foam rolling.  A common reason for this is the plethora of research coming out about foam rolling having short term effects when it comes

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Should You Push Your Patients Into Pain During Physical Therapy Exercises?

Whether or not you should push your patients into pain during physical therapy is a pretty common question.  I've seen people on both ends of the spectrum.  Shoulder experts like Jeremy Lewis

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3 Principles of Movement and Meditation

This guest post here was written by a good friend and mentor of mine, Seth Oberst.  Seth is the guy I call when I have a tough chronic pain patient I'm stuck with and can't progress.  He always

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Two Interesting Benefits of Foam Rolling

I’m going to start this off by saying that I’m a big proponent of foam rolling (For the right reasons).  I think foam rolling often gets thrown under the bus because some experts think that

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How to Modify the Bench Press for Shoulder Pain

​The bench press is easily one of the most popular exercises in the gym. I know I've been performing some sort of bench press variation at least once per week for the last 15 years or so. It's a great

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How to Perform Dips and Push-ups Without Hurting Your Shoulders

Technique is obviously an important part of improving someone's strength and performance but it's also vital when trying to prevent future shoulder injuries.  As physical therapists Dave and I see

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Peak Shoulder Performance is Finally Available!

Dave Tilley and I are excited to finally announce the launch of our newest digital product, Peak Shoulder Performance!!! Dave and I have spent the past several years learning how to best treat and prevent

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