Quick Tips on How to Continue Squatting while Having Knee Pain
Walk into the gym with headphones on and mark squat rack as territory. Warm up, throw on some plates, and squat. Bust out some sets, SIZZLE. Knee is on fire. Day ruined. Back to the drawing board. Looks like squats give you knee pain from now on.
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The Smart Approach to Training Through Knee Pain, and Overcoming Injury
What would life be if it didn’t throw a monkey wrench at you from time to time? Where’s the fun in living if someone didn’t pull the rug out from under you, literally, and made you tear your ACL? Well, all of that’s horse crap and injuring your knee … Continue reading
In the good ol’ USA, all it takes to become a personal trainer is to study for a few weeks and pass an exam, giving someone a certification that labels them as a “certified personal trainer”. The low-barrier of entry, lifestyle, and technically unlimited earning potential make this field an attractive yet saturated market. Unfortunately, it’s popularity and ease-of-entry make … Continue reading
And the saga continues.. The e-book has been released, but the show must go on. What if I were to tell you that snapping triceps syndrome is something you were born with? It’s something that I hate to say, but it very well may be true. Shocking, isn’t it? Hell, I can feel the nuclear explosion that just … Continue reading
Stop Worrying About the Best Rep-Set Schemes. Rep Ranges Don’t Matter.
Time to preach some sacrilege. Although it is popular to do so, it is NOT NECESSARY to train with high intensity and low volume to get stronger. High-rep ranges can still get your body stronger. Now, before you flame at me for being a “bro”, I invite you to … Continue reading
It’s 3am, you’re in bed, and something goes “bump” in the night. You might as well check to make sure someone isn’t breaking-and-entering. As you go downstairs, you are blinded by white lights and barraged with screams of “on the ground, NOW!” Boom. You’ve been raided and arrested for selling coke by weight. Now you’re going to jail.
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It’s been a while since I posted about my progress with the deadlift, so I figured I’d write a more casual post this week (don’t worry, a more informative and interesting article will be up tomorrow). For this installment of Mastering the Deadlift, I’d like to discuss my experiences with strength gains on a cut.
It’s been about one year since I published the famous article summarizing my experiences treating snapping triceps syndrome and ulnar nerve subluxation. Since then, I have received a lot of responses and feedback from people who have been experiencing those elbow issues. Subsequently, I authored and published an e-book that goes into … Continue reading
In an effort to save humanity from the perils of joint pain, osteoarthritis, hypermobility, and ligament tears, I’m embarking on the journey to figure out what is the best damn training program to strengthen one’s joints.
The Universal Solution for Strengthening Joints… Movement!
Let’s start out with the obvious. Can someone who’s a couch potato pull off the same feats … Continue reading
Ligaments – the glue/ stitches/ cement that hold the surfaces of bones together to form a joint. Without ligaments, our bodies would be spasmodic, unstable sacks of flesh that would fall apart at any time.
Without these collagenous structures, our joints would lose their unique movement characteristics and glide in every single direction. Knees would bend laterally, fingers would rotate … Continue reading