Rehab

GTS Tip: Band Pull-apart Tweaks to Fry Your Rear Delts

If you look at most gym bros who love to bench press you’ll notice one thing, imbalance. Most of these bros have anterior delts and pecs that overpower their neglected rear delts. This imbalance can lead to wrecked shoulders over time. The band pull-apart is a great exercise for any …

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How to Fix Your Tight Hip Flexors

In my practice as an athletic trainer, probably over 60 percent of the complaints I hear from athletes is because of tight hip flexors. Is it because they sit in a desk for 8 hours a day? Probably. Is it because they have a weak posterior chain? Probably. It is …

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Build Your Base, Build Foot Strength

If you know even a little bit about building something, you know that a strong foundation is the first thing that must be considered. Any structure needs a strong and sound base. For the human body, the foot is the foundation of the structure. Imagine two buildings, one on solid …

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The Hip Flexor Stretch Fix

In today’s work environment people spend eight to ten hours a day slumped over their computer typing away on work reports. In an old post 9 to 5 Back Pain Part 1, I talk about how sitting for so long can wreak havoc on your body. Then in Part 3, …

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3 Posts You NEED to Read Before 2017

So to wrap up 2016 I’ve given you the fan favorite posts and my favorite books for the year. This Best of 2016 is more about me….and what I think you should read. Here are 3 posts that can hopefully lead you into a better, stronger, and pain-free 2017. The …

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Are You Cutting Your Push-ups Short?

Push-ups are an essential exercise for proper movement and health. At some point in your life you are going to need to push yourself up off the ground. Are you gonna be strong enough to press your weight up off the ground and stand up? In life you don’t have …

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The Overhead Lifts: Earned Not Given

The right to overhead press is earned and not given, but most people start way ahead of themselves. With the increase in overhead lifts like pressing and snatching, there has been an increase in people walking around with banged up shoulder. Often people continue to try to train through the …

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Training With Bad Knees

People have bad knees for one reason or another; previous injury, chronic overuse, or overweight. In 3 Reasons Your Knees Hurt During Squats I explain how your mechanics could be causing your knee pain but I would be remiss if I didn’t touch on those who have true orthopedic knee …

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3 Reasons Your Knees Hurt During Squats

Working with high school athletes, I hear a lot of excuses. “My dog ate my homework.” “I forgot to eat breakfast this morning.” “My boyfriend broke up with me so….” And most times my response is, “Excuses are like butts, everybody has one and they all stink.” In the fitness …

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Band Pull-apart: The Shoulder Saver

Band Pull-apart

In weight rooms and gyms across the world, the bench press is the ultimate sign of strength in the male human specimen. The state of New Jersey and specifically the Jersey Shore has the motto of “How much ya bench???” With the focus on bench press and pec development, the …

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