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An advanced way to stretch the IT band for runners

August 13, 2019

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The iliotibial (IT) band is one of the most commonly complained of areas for runners. We’ve gone over stretching the IT band a lot here- –Why foam rolling isn’t the way to go –The anatomy of the IT band and a great stretch for it –Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch The […]

Don’t get your identity wrapped up in your fitness

June 24, 2019

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I’d say there are two consistent, glaring flaws in the fitness industry: Everyone thinking they’re more advanced than they are Getting way too emotionally attached to any fitness approach I’ve addressed 1. in The Real Talk With Client Series. Succinctly: you don’t need high intensity interval training when you’re bitching about taking the stairs instead of the […]

Injury risk adds up quicker than you think

May 13, 2019

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For any deadlift session, what’s the chance you blow your back out? – Something hard to know is the injury risk of any given exercise. Even harder is knowing the injury risk of a given exercise for a given person. The most well known injured area is the lower back. One of the most well […]

My favorite mobility / corrective exercise – The Toddler Squat

May 3, 2019

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It’s no secret we -at least in Westernized society- sit, a lot. Sitting itself isn’t abnormal for humans. Sitting in a chair though, is. In fact, if you watch a toddler, or observe societies where chairs aren’t as common, sitting is done quite a bit, but without a chair. I’m not big on the whole […]

60 seconds or less: Crunches

April 29, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. Should I do crunches? No. You can go into the rabbit hole of, are crunches dangerous for the lower back how much compression crunches put on the spinal discs just because you work your […]

Personal training clients are way older than you think

April 22, 2019

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“You act like everyone is beat up.” is a consistent criticism I’ve received. I’ve written a lot about exercising clients who have an injury history or current musculoskeletal problems. For some, this gets attached to me as overly conservative. -> This always cracks me considering I got into exercise science due to playing football, one […]

60 seconds or less: Foam rolling

March 25, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. Should we foam roll? No. For most, just the position of foam rolling -holding your entire body up with your arms- is going to be exhausting. Next, the notion of beating up your tissue […]

60 seconds or less: Is deadlifting dangerous?

January 28, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. Should I fear deadlifting? What would you do if you wanted to get hurt lifting? You’d, Focus on the most injury prone area (low back) Lift basically as much as your body could Lean over […]