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 is empowering.
This most definitely applies to injuries. With my … Continue reading
(This article was originally written on Nov. 10, 2013 but has been revised on Feb. 21, 2016 to reflect a more accurate understanding of the topic.)
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. … Continue reading
The Man-Maker, the King of all Exercises, the Lift of the Gods, the Only Exercise You Should Be Doing – these are just a few of the nicknames given to this “beast” of an exercise known as the deadlift.
It’s both simple and technical. To deadlift, you pick up the barbell off of the floor, stand up straight, and … Continue reading
I’ve heard quite a few times that bodybuilders are simply “puffy”, lack strength, and have “muscles filled with water”.
These claims have come about because of the discussions about muscle hypertrophy. Well, I would say they’ve come about due to misunderstandings of muscle hypertrophy.
There are two kinds of muscle hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic hypertrophy and myofibrillar hypertrophy. The former, sarcoplasmic, increases … Continue reading
Shedding Light on the Knees-Out Debate
“Knees-out” is a coaching cue that is quite popular, due to the fact that novice lifters tend to let their knees cave-in during squats. In recent times, this cue has been used not only to fix bad technique, but to encourage the lifter to push the knees outside the path of the feet. This … Continue reading
UPDATE: BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE!
I’m going to post a quick update here.
I’m in the process of writing an e-book to cover the topics of subluxating ulnar nerve and snapping triceps syndrome. If you’ve been reading my blog posts, I’m sure you know I’ve had a bit of experience with these injuries. If you haven’t … Continue reading
“I Need to Improve My Overhead Press” – then, Let’s Fix It.
As we all know, the modern world has done us zero favors in the posture-department. Work the 9-to-5 and want to get in shape by going to the gym after work? Well, I feel sorry for you. All of the sitting, being hunched over with your neck sitting … Continue reading
Your Aches and Pains Might Be a Sign of Something Distant
Ever feel some pain on your body that had no apparent cause to it? I sure have.
For example, the arches of your feet can start experiencing intensely sharp pain, but you have done nothing new to your feet to cause this problem. Have you ever considered that the … Continue reading
Sitting is Killing You – Yeah, it’s Still Bad For you
In my last blog post, I talked about the negative consequences associated with excessive sitting. I brought up how sitting all day decreases metabolic-rate and ruins healthy posture. Today, we’ll continue the crusade against sitting on our butts … Continue reading
Hot off the Press – Sitting is Killing You
What’s America’s favorite activity? Sitting on its butt and doing nothing! Well, here’s a newsflash – America’s favorite activity, sitting, is horrible for your health.
Seriously, with a country full of people who sit for 8 hours per day just to go home and sit some more, you’d think that sitting … Continue reading