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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 […]

Making pull ups and burpees more shoulder and lower back friendly

May 23, 2016

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I previously profiled a client in Examples of posture indicating movement. That client was having some upper back issues. They had some good lower back extension going on, as well as an upper back rounding forward. This was prevalent during other activities, like a plank exercise: Being younger helps, but this client also picks things up […]