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Shoulders, hips, knees and lower back testimonials from the past month

April 23, 2018

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About once a month I update my testimonials page. There is a lot of debate in the fitness world, but it’s hard to argue with results. The more results, the better! There is no better way for people to assess whether someone knows what they’re talking about then to hear it from others. Here are some from the […]

Example of impaired movement causing shoulder pain

April 20, 2018

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Here’s a video illustrating how impaired movement can cause someone pain. In this particular video it’s shoulder pain. Pay careful attention to the right scapula (shoulder blade). The impairment is progressive so be patient and watch the whole thing. Also, It helps to look back and forth between the right and the left to see […]

Another great exercise for the subscapularis

March 30, 2018

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My post Best exercises for the subscapularis is still one of the most popular articles I’ve written. Read it first, otherwise this post won’t make as much sense. Matt left a comment on that post: “I know this was posted a while back, however I am wondering if this could also be done laying on your back, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]