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Injury risk adds up quicker than you think

May 13, 2019

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For any deadlift session, what’s the chance you blow your back out? – Something hard to know is the injury risk of any given exercise. Even harder is knowing the injury risk of a given exercise for a given person. The most well known injured area is the lower back. One of the most well […]

Full ROM lifting is way overhyped

April 16, 2018

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There has been no greater idiocy in the fitness world than the full range of motion debate. Gyms, CrossFit boxes and internet forums filled with sentiments of, If you don’t squat ass to grass (ATG) you’re half human If you bench press and the bar doesn’t touch your chest, your testicles shrink   ATG squatting […]

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 […]

An example of improving hip pain during squatting

July 22, 2016

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Calvin asked about the remote client process in August 2015. Here are some things he wrote when answering the questionnaire: “-What currently hurts (if anything)? My main issue is with my inner hips (inside of the thigh, high up towards the groin region). I experience pain and tightness, usually keep on alternating on each side […]

Misunderstanding (femoral) adduction

January 28, 2015

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Prefatory note Depending on your background, this may be one of those posts you have to slog your way through. (I know because writing it made me rethink how I felt about myself.) To some degree, it’s supposed to be. If you get lost at times, don’t feel bad. Especially if you’re lacking anatomy vernacular, […]