June 19, 2018

Torque is a trigger word in some circles of therapy and strength and conditioning. I think this mostly comes from a misunderstanding of what the word really means or what people may mean when they use it in certain instances. Here is the official definition of the word...

June 11, 2018

Recently, I had a new patient who is a veteran. When he was filling out the patient intake form, under the question, "injury origin," he simply wrote, "Afghanistan." See below:

There is a lot to unpack with this seemingly simple statement. From the beginning, you know t...

June 6, 2018

What stretch do I need to do?

This is a question I get from people. Sometimes the question has a video attached to it. Sometimes the question does not have a video (which makes this even more challenging for me, "hey doc, my wrist hurts when I do cleans, what stretch do...

May 14, 2018

I straddle the clinical and coaching worlds. In some respects, the professions are extremely similar, you just operate on different ends of a spectrum. I like that I work in both worlds because it gives me a way to work with people in many different ways and always pus...

May 9, 2018

When I am out teaching my performance workshops (head to the seminars page of the website for the current schedule), I often discuss the idea of lifting 80% of your best effort without a warm up. I feel like I once read Pavel mention this in an article or one of his bo...

April 25, 2018

There are few topics that make me vomit in my mouth more than people discussing butt wink. If you are unfamiliar with the topic, Google butt wink (understand some of the sites that come up may not be safe for work or humans to view in any way). The term became popular...

April 16, 2018

I have not had my axle for very long. I just picked up a pretty good one from Sorinex. You can find it here (full disclosure, I am not affiliated in any way with Sorinex, just showing you the one I decided on): https://sorinex.com/product/sorinex-fat-bar/. I have been...

April 4, 2018

There is a disturbance in the force. Feathers are ruffling. Chests are puffing. People are peacocking around. Everyone wants to be right. Everyone wants the other guy to be wrong. Everyone wants to try and cut someone else down so people will look at them. Find the big...

March 27, 2018

I see this problem all the time when I am working with a patient or an athlete. They get fixated on the thing instead of what the thing represents. They are too busy thinking about how they don’t have the thing that they fail to understand the principles of what I am d...

March 19, 2018

I am sure you have heard before that pressing with the bar behind your neck is bad for your shoulders. I have even been told by some people I have worked with that physical therapists have told them any overhead pressing is bad for the shoulders. No exercise is inheren...

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