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The Missing Exercises for Joint Pain Relief and Injury Prevention

The best ability in training is the availability to do it in the first place. So, train in a safe manner that allows you to continue training. That said, it’s no coincidence that once barbell based lifting got popular again, it was quickly followed by a high demand for mobility and injury prevention modalities. Many …

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More Gain, No Pain – Article Featured in Men’s Health Magazine, May 2010 issue!

Here’s your chance to check out my newest article – “More Gain, No Pain” – in the May 2010 issue Men’s Health magazine…FREE! You can read the entire article and view videos of all the exercises here, at the Men’s Health website. Or, click on the magazine cover below! . . An injury doesn’t have …

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Low Back Pain – The Negative Side of Current Spine Research

I cant believe the amazing amount feedback we had on my last post displaying Mark’s videos! It just goes to show how important this Low back pain stuff is. . Today, (as promised in my last post) I’m going to discuss the negative side of looking at the spine the way displayed in ¬†Mark Young’s …

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Low Back Pain – An Inside Look at the Spine

As I mentioned in these posts, Low back pain is a popular topic because so many folks, of all ages, suffer from it. . My good friend and colleague, Mark Young, has provided us some incredible videos about the anatomy of the spine and why specific exercises like Crunches, Squats and Russian Twists may be …

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Rotary / AntiRotation Core Training – What you’re missing!

Core training is a hot topic. It always has been and always will be. Why? – Because even though we all may have different approaches to training the “core”. We all agree that the Core is important for health and performance. . In this post, I’m going to provide with with an informative video that …

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Freestyle Friday Issue #2 – The Lost Interview, Cool Workout Music and 5 Superpowers You Didn’t Know Your Body Was Hiding From You

Alright, I’ve got allot of cool stuff in this issue of Freestyle Friday. So, lets get to it! . My Lost Fitcast Interview . Back during the Thanksgiving Holiday, I did my second interview with the Fitcast. It was a great interview that covered: – Functional Movement Screening – Fat Loss Training – Training with …

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The Best book on Low Back Pain You’ve Never Read!

The low back and low back pain is a hot topic these days among Strength Coaches, Trainers and exercise enthusiasts. As well it should be because low back pain is a huge problem that effects just about everybody at least one time in their life. That’s why I, like many other coaches, read as many …

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Bulgarian Split Squat – It may be hurting your back?

There is allot of talk these days about the Bulgarian Split Squat otherwise called the Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat. . Regardless of what you call it, I think its a great exercise. But, like any other exercise, it can be performed safely and effectively or it can performed in a less optimal manner. . …

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The TRUTH About Muscle Imbalances – Part 1 of 3

The concept of muscles balance and correcting muscular imbalances is one of the hottest topics in both the fitness and S&C industry today. As well it should be… . However, many coaches and trainers have different approaches when it comes to the assessment, correction and prevention of muscle balances. Many of these approaches require a …

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