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How to Work with Athletes that Have Low Back Pain

Over 80% of the U.S. population will experience low back pain at some point in their life.  It’s amazing just how prevalent lower back pain is.  If you haven’t experienced it for yourself

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Keys to Fix and Prevent Shoulder Pain

There really is no single thing that's important for rehabilitating from and preventing shoulder injuries.  I made a quick video describing 6 keys that need to be in place to rehabilitate from shoulder

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How Bench Press, Dips and Push-ups Cause Shoulder Pain

Unfortunately, if you've been performing bench press, dips or push-ups for long enough chances are you've experienced some sort of shoulder pain.  Trouble is, these are great movements.  If we

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4 Reasons Why You Can’t Perform Kipping Pull-ups and Muscle-ups

Kipping is a bit of a controversial subject. Some people have fully embraced it as a skill that should be developed and others still believe it’s the devil incarnate releasing rotator cuff carnage throughout

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The Best Manual Techniques to Improve Overhead Mobility

Shoulder mobility is going to be very important for all exercises performed overhead.  If you want to be performing movements like push jerks, snatches and pull-ups properly then you’ll want to

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Crossfit as a Form of Fitness

Hey all, I had the pleasure of being on Sarah Polacco’s podcast “Purposeful Strength” recently.  Sarah is a phenomenal strength coach over at Achieve Fitness in Boston MA.  Sarah and

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Shoulder Impingement Part 7: Stages of Rehabilitation

Updated November 2017 If this is the first time you’ve read been reading this article series I recommend going back to part 1 and starting there.  A lot of the topics build on top of each other.  I

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Shoulder Impingement Part 6: Do You Have Shoulder Impingement?

Updated November 2017 If this is the first time you’ve read been reading this article series I recommend going back to part 1 and starting there.  A lot of the topics build on top of each other.

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Shoulder Impingement: Part 5 – How Posture and Breathing Effects Shoulder Impingement

I can’t believe we’re already up to 5 parts on this topic!  In case you missed it. Part 1  Part 2  Part 3 Part 4 Do you guys remember upper crossed syndrome from Part 3?  For

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Shoulder Impingement: Part 4 – The Thoracic Spine and Ribcage’s Role in Impingement

So far we’ve gotten pretty deep on the concept of shoulder impingement but it’s time to delve a little deeper.  Next in the line-up we’ll talk about the thoracic spine and ribcage.  If

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Shoulder Impingement: Part 3 – The Shoulder Blade’s Role in Impingement

Updated November 2017 Understanding what is happening inside of the shoulder joint is a very important part of understanding impingement.  If you haven’t checked out part 1 and part 2 I’d

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How to Work Pain Science Into Treatment for Athletes

When I was in graduate school I was lucky enough to have a few great mentors who pushed me into the direction of pain science and the psychosocial approach (Thanks Mark Butler and Steph Muth).  I’ve

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