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A patient’s compliance is not just the patient’s responsibility

September 16, 2013

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I’ve detailed my health insurance issues before. With the new laws taking effect soon I was researching things again. I came across this great discussion of Obamacare on Reddit. Really, I was just looking for an easy to understand summation, and the thread provides that. A doctor then weighed in on what was about to […]

Example of improving a low shoulder

August 18, 2013


I’ve written about the problems of a low shoulder here, here, here, and here.  I wanted to give a quick example of someone who corrected this issue. Here is Neal when he first started with me: And ~6 weeks later: That’s a fantastic change. Great job Neal. Keep up the good work. – Train with me. I […]

Proper form for the Bird Dog exercise

February 27, 2013


When I first have someone perform an exercise I’d say something like 80% do it sub par, 5% do it well, and 15% make me say “Holy hell stop moving now.” For the Bird Dog, it’s more like 100% need to stop moving now. I just never see people do this well without extensive instruction. […]

The rotator cuff is not a muscle

February 12, 2013


In my post on the anatomy of the IT band I mentioned the band is consistently talked about like it’s a muscle, when in fact it is a band comprised of multiple muscles. It’s not a muscle; it’s made of muscles. The rotator cuff is similar. The rotator cuff is not a muscle; it is […]

Testimonials and Results

July 11, 2011


“Today I got called skinny for the first time in 15 years.” Michelle Guerrero -Age is not an excuse –Example of impaired movement causing shoulder pain -One way to lose 106lbs -Shooting baskets -How to lose pregnancy weight, beat depression, and kick-ass at the same time -Couple videos of 2 clients -“Girl” push-ups -Push-ups for […]

Help learning anatomy? Try less flashcards

July 8, 2020

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One of the most common remarks I’ve gotten is something related to difficulty learning and understanding anatomy. Learning is obviously quite individual. So, this post is clearly biased from my experience, but maybe it’ll still be helpful. – Flash cards might help, but that’s an arduous, incomplete, approach Based on what I’ve witnessed college classmates […]

Misunderstanding “shoulders down and back”

January 6, 2020


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


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 […]