Online over the past few years, there has been some debate over what is the best “shoulder position” to have while performing overhead motions – namely, the pullup and overhead press.
In one camp, the packed-shoulders camp, a trainee is told to purposely pull the shoulder blades down and back … Continue reading
I just want to give a quick update on the website. I’ve recently discovered that all of the comments on my blog posts, for the past 4 months, have been marked as spam automatically by my anti-spam plugin for WordPress.
It was partly user-error, so I apologize for … Continue reading
I any of you readers are familiar with my views on diet, you should know that I’m a former paleo fanatic. If I can still call myself paleo any longer, I’m not sure. Let’s just label myself as “paleo 2.0″ or simply “healthy”.
Why did I decide to evolve from … Continue reading
A Book for Newbies Everywhere – Starting Strength
Everyday, there’s some tall, lanky high school kid who walks into the gym for his very first time. Depending on his luck, it either turns out great and he gets big and strong, and it turns out horribly and he either gets … Continue reading
My Experiences with Running Tells Me that Heel-Strike Sucks
I remember back in high school, I tried out for the track team. I was a lanky, out-of-shape freshman but I fell in love with running. Lo-and-behold, it only took a few weeks to run into injuries (no pun intended). It … Continue reading
For the better part of this month of November, I’ve been dealing with two bouts of the common cold. Seriously, I feel like crap. What makes it a bigger slap in the face is that I rarely get the common cold, ever.
I’ve always wondered whether or not it was … Continue reading
In my last blog post, I mentioned overpronation being a factor for causing heel pain.
The thing is, overpronation is a catch-all diagnosis that runners are given when they experience injuries due to poor running mechanics. Instead of focusing on fixing running technique, doctors/PTs/shoes-salesmen tell others that they’ve got the … Continue reading
Plantar Fasciitis… It’s Like Walking on Glass
Taking your first step out of bed, just to feel a burning sensation under your foot, is not a pleasant way to start your day. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2 million people each year experience this discomfort … Continue reading
I am an advocate of self-help. If you want something done right, then why not do it yourself?
Sure, it’s easier said than done, and we’ll need to seek the help of an expert in certain situations. However, arming yourself with the right tools and knowledge to approach these situations … Continue reading
As some of you may know, I’ve dealt with quite a few injuries over the past few years.
One injury that remains steadfast in its mission to piss me off is recurring shoulder impingement. I, for the life of me, cannot figure out how to fix my bum left shoulder. … Continue reading