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There’s no need to squeeze your glutes at the top of a deadlift / swing / good morning / hip hinge

October 9, 2017

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A hip hinge is leaning over and standing up. Could be a good morning, deadlift, or swing exercise, Quite a few of the bigger names in the fitness industry have pushed this notion of everybody’s glutes are inactive. Therefore, everyone needs to squeeze the shit out of their glutes when they exercise. The hip hinge […]

The power of programming exercise for the longterm

September 18, 2017

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One of the most common pitfalls of the new exerciser is wanting progress too quickly. Millennials are blamed for everything these days, it seems one out of every five geriatrics feels the need to tell me all the ways I’ve disappointed them, but we’ll blame this thinking on baby boomers. History tells us millennials didn’t […]

Should pitchers deadlift?

August 7, 2017

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When assessing the stability and laxity of the shoulder, there is something called a sulcus sign. It is a noticeable divot between the top and bottom of the shoulder. Between the AC joint and the humeral head. Another lighter example: – And here is a more extreme: – It’s important to recognize the ease with which […]

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 […]

Don’t assume your muscles need work (Kinetic Control Part 4)

April 8, 2015

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Other parts for my notes on Kinetic Control: The Management of Uncontrolled Movement can be found here. – I mentioned I have few hang ups with this book. I also mentioned one of the things I enjoyed about it was the lack of anatomy referenced. While this is true for most of the book, there are […]

Why grandma shouldn’t deadlift

August 12, 2014

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This is an excerpt from my write up on my second visit to the Washington University in St. Louis. I wanted to give this its own post. A highlight of my trip was the direct conversations I got to have with Shirley. As far as I know, I was the only non-therapist at this course. Oddly, […]