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How Common are Injuries in Olympic Weightlifting, Strongman, Crossfit and Recreational Fitness?

Injuries Happen No matter how smart you train, how good your technique is, how great the program is, sometimes things go awry.  Injuries and pain are really just a part of life.  Can we reduce the risk

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful Off-season Program (Part 3)

We’re up to part 3 in our series.  If you missed the previous parts you can find them below: Part 1 click HERE Part 2 click HERE Now onto the finale… 7: Go Strict Now don’t get me

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 1)

1: Take Some Time Off After a grueling open season it’s natural to want to be excited about getting back into training hardcore. You’ve been able to test your mettle in the open, you’ve

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

Updated October 2017 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

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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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Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 3 : Load and Volume Management)

A very popular name in the world of sports medicine right now is Tim Gabbett.  I’ve written a few articles about his research in the past.  Tim has pioneered the research of injury as it relates

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Are Lat Stretches Dangerous? and 5 Better Ways to Gain Overhead Mobility

So, I’ve said it myself.  It’s important to have mobile lats.  Having adequate lat length will allow for overhead mobility.  Overhead mobility is super important for: Optimal technique

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7 Reasons Why Your Shoulders Get Hurt in the Gym: Part 3

I’m excited for this part of the article series because we’re finally tying together all of the aspects explored in the previous articles.   At last we get to the practical stuff.  In part

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7 Reasons Why Your Shoulders Get Hurt in the Gym: Part 2

In last week’s post we spoke about the 1st 4 reasons why people’s shoulders get hurt in the gym. Poor rotator cuff strength Too much total pressing volume Not enough balance with pressing

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