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Shoulder and neck pain in moms- from infants to toddlers

June 14, 2017

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Ah, the miracle of birth. Initially it’s all like, “Oh my god. My baby is amazing.” It’s not long until you realize, And then two to three weeks in you’ve learned you had it all wrong. We know the staples: sleep deprivation trouble getting nursing started poop on the walls We’re told much of this […]

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 […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #16

October 12, 2016

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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: – There are more homeless people in San Francisco than Bangkok Yet, […]

An example of overhead pressing and more, after shoulder pain

October 7, 2016

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One reason I want to share some of Jason’s story is because I’ve had enough people contact me in the vein of “Do you do anything workout oriented? Can you help when it comes to getting stronger? I have X, Y, Z going on, but also want to get in better shape.” Some are under […]

Why pull ups feel ok on your shoulder but overhead pressing doesn’t

September 19, 2016

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From an email, “Firstly, thanks for making such thorough content. Keep it up! (Including the cursing) To the Point: In a person with irritable shoulders (aggravated with some versions of overhead pressing), why are lat pulls and assisted pull-ups typically pain free? Details and Thoughts you can skip if you want: As a trainer, I’ve […]

Improving external rotation range of motion after shoulder surgery

June 20, 2016

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An old client of mine hit me up again after having some shoulder issues. They had dislocated their shoulder three times. The most recent was from a trampoline incident in April of 2015. In May 2015 they had a Latarjet procedure. Video with some fantastic opera music if interested: -> By the way, a good […]

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 […]