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Misunderstanding “shoulders down and back”

January 6, 2020

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A homosapien asks, “I’ve read one of your recommended books, Exercises for Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunctions, awhile back. Dr Osar says that when doing rows, shrugs, bench presses, and pushups, he doesn’t recommend pulling the shoulders down and back, and rather keep them in neutral position, with slight protraction and retraction during the movement. […]

Overhead Shrugs vs Regular Shrugs

December 16, 2019

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A human being asks, “Is there a particular reason why overhead shrug is better for improving a low shoulder than just a regular shrug? Is it because it’s easier to use too much levator scapulae with the regular shrug? Or is it that in overhead position it’s easier to improve rhomboid dominance?” This is a […]

Why placebo and sham surgeries work

September 19, 2019

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For a number of years research has been coming out on sham surgeries. Background: We long ago discovered our thoughts can influence our biology. Thus, with drugs we always want to give placebo pills so we can figure out how much of the benefit is from that mysterious mind of ours. With surgery a placebo is […]

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 […]

Arm positioning during the plank exercise

December 21, 2018

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The plank is used as a core exercise. It’s a nice way of training the abdominals to prevent lumbar extension. Ala don’t do this: I actually also like to use the plank as a shoulder mobility exercise. Let me explain. Without going into too much detail, two common issues for those with shoulder pain / movement issues are: […]

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. ***

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 […]