shoulder pain

The 12 Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How To Treat Them

I take care of hundreds of painful shoulder injuries every year.  And I spend a lot of time in the gym. So I get to see all the mistakes people make while exercising and how it can mess up their shoulders. And I don’t want you to become one of those statistics! Fortunately, shoulder pain […]

negative self talk

Three Techniques to Stop Negative Self-Talk

Have you ever stopped to think about how you talk to yourself? Are you your own greatest cheerleader? Or are you your greatest critic? Negative self-talk is when you tell yourself things like “I can’t do it” or “I’ll never get this” or “I should just stop trying.” Negative self-talk can lead to poor performance […]

positive self-talk

Positive Self-Talk: Four Techniques To Improve Performance

How many of you have had a bad day and thought “I suck, I’m never going to get this” or maybe “I should just give up, I’m getting any better.  In fact, I might be getting worse!” I’m sure you have. Most of us do! But would you ever say something like that to one […]

Distal Biceps Tendinopathy: Prevention and Treatment

Sun’s Out, Guns Out! Everyone likes to have nice, toned arms. And a key to that is some great looking biceps! But that takes a lot of work. And all those hammer curls and pull-ups can take a toll on the tendons of your arms. That’s why distal biceps tendinopathy is one of the most […]

advanced shoulder stretching for athletes

Shoulder Stretching For Athletes: 7 Simple Movements

In this article, I’m going to show you some stretches beyond all those ones you see on pop magazine websites. With our advanced guide to shoulder stretching we can help you nail those PR lifts. These shoulder stretches can improve your kipping pull-ups. They can help you finally get that overhead squat. And help you […]

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Are masks effective against the coronavirus disease?

There has been plenty of debate about wearing masks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.  And with good reason.  At the start of this pandemic, we didn’t really have much scientific evidence.  And what little evidence we had involved other diseases, like the flu, which can’t be applied to the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2 or […]

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6 Steps To Get Better At Push-Ups

We all hate looking bad in front of other people.  I understand: none of us want to look like a beached seal in front of a class full of fit, athletic people while struggling to do a push-up. But what if you can’t do a push-up? Or what if you can’t do enough to keep up […]

back pain, shoulder pain, fourth thoracic syndrome, t4 syndrome

T4 Syndrome: Symptoms And Treatment (with Video)

In the medical field, we have a phrase for uncommon problems that aren’t widely known.  We say that “while you may not be seeing it, it’s seeing you.” Because you don’t know what you are missing if you don’t know to look for it. And T4 Syndrome is exactly that type of problem.  T4 Syndrome […]

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Lifter’s Elbow: Triceps Tendinitis

Elbow pain is very common, especially with my patient population of lifters and functional fitness athletes.  But that’s why I’m here, to make sure these kinds of problems don’t keep you sidelined for long. I have an entire post about the most common sources of elbow pain that you can read here.  But one of […]

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus

Should You Exercise When Sick?

As I write this, we are deep in the grip of the Coronavirus and the societal response to this pandemic.  When faced with quarantine, loss of work, and uncertainty we all look for some semblance of normalcy. And for many people that means getting in their daily exercise.  This leads many people back to the […]

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