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There’s no need to squeeze your glutes at the top of a deadlift / swing / good morning / hip hinge

October 9, 2017

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A hip hinge is leaning over and standing up. Could be a good morning, deadlift, or swing exercise, Quite a few of the bigger names in the fitness industry have pushed this notion of everybody’s glutes are inactive. Therefore, everyone needs to squeeze the shit out of their glutes when they exercise. The hip hinge […]

Changing upper back posture and correcting a pot belly appearance (notes on rib flare)

May 29, 2017

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This is our periodic reminder posture, movement, these things can change, and it doesn’t usually take long. Here is Jason, before and after a couple months. Improving his low shoulder: -> Why improving a drooping shoulder is important. Before then after: Next, his spine: Going from ok to better: His upper back is straighter, as is his […]

Why you can have lower back pain into extension and flexion

January 9, 2017

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When someone with a lower back issue leans over / bends down, they’ll usually have pain in one of two ways. On the way down, or on the way up. Pain on the way down is often a sign of pain into flexion. The lower back rounds => person has pain => “flexion intolerant.” There […]

Poor posture influencing poor deadlift technique? (deadlifting is not only a forward and back exercise)

December 2, 2016

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A now remote client emailed me initially about some lower back problems they were having. Despite doing everything they possibly could think of, reading many articles on T-Nation, enlisting the help of a person or two very well known in the fitness world, they were still having issues deadlifting. “I realized that I was fairly quad […]