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Assessing shoulder motion (an illustration of humeral anterior glide pain)

June 23, 2012


I recently had this exchange and thought others could potentially benefit from it: From Tyler (in italics; I’m always in bold):   “I’ve been reading a few of your articles and discussions on T-Nation and I was wondering if I could ask you a few things regarding my shoulder issue. I’m a pitcher and I’ve […]

Assessing the hips in the transverse plane (why your lower back hurts)

June 23, 2012


When referencing hip alignment the sagittal plane (forward and backwards) is predominantly mentioned. This normally revolves around anterior pelvic tilts: Simplistically, this is a sign of tight hip flexors and lumbar spinal erectors, and weak abdominals and glutes. However, often times an anterior pelvic tilt -or too much lumbar extension- is accompanied by issues in […]

Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch

June 1, 2012


I wrote a post, The best damn IT band stretch ever, which quickly became one of the more popular articles on this site. I also wrote a stretch for the rectus femoris, A better quad stretch, which is just about the most popular I’ve written. This post will make a lot more sense if you read those two […]