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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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5 Pro Tips For Reducing Shoulder Pain During Bench Press

As athletes we’re going to encounter pain and injuries from time to time.  It’s just part of the game and it’s going to happen if you end up training for long enough.  I get it, injuries

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 2)

If you missed part 1 in our series then click HERE to go back and check it out before continuing.  Now onto part 2… 4: Have Some Fun If the sole purpose of your training is to become a better athlete

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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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Shoulder Impingement: Part 2 – What Happens at the Shoulder Joint During Impingement

Updated October 2017 So to recap on the last article, classic impingement of the shoulder is caused by excessive narrowing of the subacromial space, impinging on the structures contained within the space.

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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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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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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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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

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