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You shouldn’t stretch your hip flexors if you have hip pain

November 23, 2018

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From A Better Quad Stretch: “This isn’t a great stretch for those with hip pain. Form becomes absolutely crucial and you’re honestly just playing with fire if you have hip issues and you do this stretch.” From Standing Version of the Best Damn IT Band Stretch: “Whenever you stretch the hip flexors it is crucial to have […]

Why the Triple Hop test isn’t always a good barometer for ACL rehabilitation

November 16, 2018

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The Triple Hop test is a popular tool in the ACL rehab world as an indicator for how well the surgically repaired leg matches up to the non. In theory it makes sense. If the surgically repaired leg can perform as well as the non in a jump test, you have a good indication rehab […]

Recent reviews for better shoulders, lower backs, and more

October 29, 2018

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From some recent clients: Kiel’s shoulder, Brandon’s lower back, Shawn, who had various issues going on, *** Want to get working out again but have something holding you back? Let’s talk. ***

Leg raises, hip flexors, hard ab training, lower back pain

October 15, 2018

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Omar writes, “Hi Brian, What is your opinion of hanging leg raises for abs? I need to train abs for bodybuilding purposes (hypertrophy), but also spare my lower back. Some people say that it’s not back-friendly since it overworks the hip flexors, but then why are exercises such as supine leg raises/lowers prescribed for people […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #24

September 24, 2018

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   CrossFit is laying people off Possibly 40% of their headquarters staff. […]

How much do mental interventions help pain?

August 6, 2018

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The study, –Association Between Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain Outcomes in Older Adults A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Scattered points:   “The study was only done on older people!” Good. Older people are those with the most bias and preconceived notions. If anybody is going to have misbeliefs about what causes pain, it will be […]

Protected: A Surgeon’s Exercise Guide

July 23, 2018

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A surgeon’s pain: exercise guidelines to feel better

July 23, 2018

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This is a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? Part 3: An exercise plan   Summarizing what we’ve learned so far Surgeons, or doctors who specialize in procedures, are a seriously at-risk population for musculoskeletal degeneration, and pain The prevalence of orthopedic problems has been increasing […]