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How to Address Low Back Pain During Squatting

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. Last week we went over Assessing and Addressing Overhead Mobility Limitations for Strength Training. Make sure you check that one out if you haven’t

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5 Easy Tricks to Try When Athletes Have Painful Pinchy Hips in the Bottom of a Squat

“Tight Hip Flexors” It starts with a little tightness in the front of the hip during deep squats.  At first it’s more of a nuisance.  You just stretch out your hip flexors really well

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How to Assess and Correct Overhead Mobility Restrictions for Strength Training

I’m very pumped to announce that I’ve teamed up with Kiefer Lammi (The head strength coach from Champion PT and Performance) to start up STRONGER TV. We wanted to combine our 2 backgrounds,

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4 Easy Ways to Modify Bench Press and Overhead Press in Athletes With Shoulder Pain

I’ve been dealing with shoulder pain off and on since I was 17 years old.  It all started when I fell head first with my arms overhead after a failed pole-vault attempt.  That ended in a torn labrum. 

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A Super Simple Way to Modify Squats, Lunges and Step ups When People Have Knee Pain

Knee pain can really put a damper on training.  Knee pain is commonly cited as one of the 3 most common forms of injuries with recreational fitness enthusiasts.  It’s also very common in weightlifting,

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Why It’s Imperative that Coaches Modify for Painful Athletes and How to Do It

I used to teach every year in Crossfit Ohare out in Chicago.  The gym owner and coaches are phenomenal and I had a blast every year going there.  I always wanted to make sure I was delivering my best

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How Exercise Heals Injury

I like to ask this question a lot when I teach seminars to coaches: How Do Injuries Heal? I actually get a pretty wide variety of responses.  Time, mobility, stopping what’s aggravating the area. 

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What Every Coach Needs to Know About Pain and Injury

So in our last post we talked about “why”, today’s post we’ll talk about “what”. Pain is a wonderful thing that our body’s produce to help us survive.  If we

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6 Pro Tips For Reducing Lower Back Pain During Deadlifts

In the last post we went over modifications for the bench press when the shoulder hurts. Click HERE if you missed it. Today we talk deadlifting. Before we get started, here are some basic principles

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Why Every Coach Needs to Know About Pain and Injury

I’ve always felt that pain was some mysterious and nebulous concept that only healthcare providers have access to knowledge of.  This is a shame because pain is an enormously common issue that coaches

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5 Great Exercises for Strong and Resilient Shoulders

I’ve written a pretty ridiculous amount about shoulder health in the past. Today’s I’m sharing 5 of my favorite exercises for shoulder health. When it comes to keeping our shoulders

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How Stress Causes Injury

Who doesn’t love an enormous amount of stress huh?  Too much going on at work, the dog pooped in the living room, 1 hour of traffic on a normal 15 minute commute, arguing about the dishes at night

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