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6 Causes of Extension Based Lower Back Pain in the Gym

Key Points: This article is pretty big so I’ve included the main points below:Overhead Mobility LimitationsOverhead mobility restrictions forces extra extension and stress on the lower back during overhead

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Out of Low Back Pain and Back to Squatting, Deadlifting and Olympic Lifts

Key Points: This article is a monster so I’ve included the main points to getting out of low back pain and back to training below:Learn the basics about low back painRegular activities (work too) should

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3 Exercises To Get Back to Deadlifting After Lower Back Pain

I work with a lot of people with lower back pain. Typically deadlifts can be very challenging to get back to after a lower back injury. There is no secret to getting back to deadlifting. Our initial goals

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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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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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Is It Bad to Round the Lower Back During a Deadlift?

So there is a recent trend in the physical therapy world that, “there are no bad movements, only poorly prepared positions.” The idea is that there is no such thing as “bad” technique

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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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How to Modify Squats for Painful Knees and Lower Backs

In the last video Dr. Ryan Debell and myself talked about modifying deadlift variations to decrease stress on the spine.  In this video Dr. Ryan Debell and myself go over the same simple concept in the

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How to Modify Deadlifts for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is an enormous obstacle you’ll undoubtedly encounter as a coach.  Many athletes have trouble with lower back pain when they deadlift.  It makes sense, deadlifting really stresses

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The Missing Key to Correcting Anterior Pelvic Tilt

If you’re a therapist or coach who regularly studies biomechanics you’ve undoubtedly heard of anterior pelvic tilt.  Anterior pelvic tilt (as shown in the featured image above) is when the

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6 Step Guide to Prevent and Fix Extension Based Lower Back Pain (Part 2)

Welcome back.  So in the first installment we broke down: What extension based lower back pain is Which movements have the potential to cause it Compensations that lead to overextension and potential

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3 Drills To Correct Muted Hip and Reduce Extension Based Lower Back Pain

Since we just went over extension low back pain earlier this week I felt like this would be a good topic for today because a muted hip can occur for the same reasons extension based low back pain occurs. A

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