If you've been experiencing pain in your shoulder, it's time to take action. Rotator cuff tendinopathy is a common shoulder condition I see regularly in the clinic. This blog post will talk about what causes this condition, how it presents itself and how to fix...
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Let’s breakdown how to properly perform the sumo deadlift. We will discuss muscles worked, how to properly perform and give a breakdown of the movement to show perfect technique for the sumo deadlift.
Walkthrough how to properly perform the conventional deadlift. We will discuss the muscles used, the differences between the conventional deadlift and the clean, a demonstration of the proper technique as well as common compensations with the conventional deadlift.
Want to perfect your bench press? Here is the movement breakdown for the bench press demonstrating the proper technique to keep you lifting for years to come. We will go over sport specific variations, muscles used in the bench press, and break down the technique through the set up, descent and ascent of the bench press.
Let’s discuss how to properly perform the high bar back squat. We will show the common compensations and technique errors with the high bar back squat lift, the muscles used and walk through the movement analysis from set up, descent, transition and ascent of the high bar squat.
Here is the movement analysis and instruction to perform the low bar back squat. We will discuss the muscles used, the best way to train the low bar back squat, the movement analysis as well as a demonstration of the perfect technique through the descent, transition and ascent phase of the low bar squat.
Effective fitness programs design to build better programs. We will discuss undulating vs linear periodization and what is the best progression strategy to reach your goals as quickly as possible while reducing the risk of injury. Progressive overload is key. Let’s look at some examples of linear and undulating progression strategies, pros and cons of each and how to apply these principles to design the most effective fitness programs for yourself or your clients.
Here’s a break down of the proper form and technique for the overhead press (OHP).
Here’s a walkthrough of how to program using one rep max. Percentage based programming using your one rep max is the optimal way to progressively overload. We’ll go over strength vs hypertrophy goals and how that changes your workout plan as well as how volume, intensity and frequency plays a role. And finally how to tie it all together and build the program using your one rep max. As a bonus there are 2 rules that I use when designing programs for my clients to keep them progressing towards their goals as efficiently as possible without the risk of injury.
Confused on how to choose the right weight for your workout? Choosing the right weight is a challenge. Under-dose this and you won’t get the results and think your program is wrong, but if you overdose this you are at a higher risk for injury. Check out the step by step process I suggest you use to choose the right weight for your workout.
Want to know how to determine your 1 rep max? This article will explain how to estimate your one rep max as well as how to prepare and actually do a 1 rep max, which is the most accurate way to find your 1RM. Learn step by step how to determine the 1 rep max for any of your lifts.
Will this rotator cuff tear get better without surgery? Yes! Here is the information about a rotator cuff tear on an MRI, what that means and what you can do to avoid surgery.
Here are the best sleeping positions with shoulder pain and positions to avoid. Common diagnoses that cause pain are rotator cuff tendinopathy, frozen shoulder, shoulder imingement, cervical radiculopathy and post-shoulder surgery. Each diagnosis requires a different position to take the stress off of the tissue so you are finally able to sleep.