Corrective Exercise

Injury Prevention, Act Like You’re Already Hurting

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Injury prevention is an often overlooked aspect of training.

Many take their “injury free” state for granted and do not see the need to adequately warmup, buildup in weight prior to lifting heavy, foam roll before/after workouts, theracane before/after workouts, lightly stretch before/after workouts, get adequate sleep for recovery, take care of their diet for recovery, etc…Not until an ache, a pain, or an injury occurs. THIS IS TOO LATE!

I’ve been weightlifting since I was about 16 or so and ...

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A Fix For Common Shoulder Pain | Corrective Exercise

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I had a shoulder injury about 10 years ago, it did not require surgery but it was a mild dislocation with a pinched nerve of my left shoulder. It did not cause me too long of an issue when it happened but every now and then that discomfort will show its ugly head and it typically resurfaces randomly when working on the lateral deltoids (lateral raises often being a exercise I notice). I have experienced tightness in my trap and ...

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Five Quick Tips To Prevent Injuries | Corrective Exercise

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Five tips of corrective exercise, one should be obvious to even the most novice of exercisers. The other four maybe not so much…Follow these to help prevent injuries

  1. ALWAYS warmup before working with weights, running, jogging, etc. Proper warmup should consist of foam rolling/self myofascial release, light stretching with body weight movements, and then I prefer to run through a short easy circuit that will mimic some of the heavier lifting I’ll be doing later in the workout. Warming up takes ...
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Self Myofascial Release for the Lumbar Spine

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So you have some tightness in your lower back? Many suffer from low back pain in America due to the increasingly sedentary lifestyles, more working hours, more driving around for various errands, etc…Some times you may simply feel a lot of tightness in the low back area. Self myofascial release may help.

Doctors, physical therapists, and personal trainers will generally instruct people to perform self myofascial release to address tight muscle adhesions or knots. The idea is to apply pressure to ...

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Published in The Training Edge!!

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I’m excited to announce that I was asked by the National Academy of Sports Medicine to contribute in their inaugural quarterly magazine The Training Edge as an NASM-proclaimed expert in the industry! Read below what I had to say regarding corrective exercise techniques and how they can benefit your weight loss and/or muscle gaining goals!


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How to Squat Properly

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A few weeks ago I came across a site called gymjunkies.com and they had some excellent videos and descriptions for some of the most common exercises we do.
Dead Lift
Squat
Bench Press
Shoulder Press
Lunge
Pull Ups
Rows
and more…

Many of my clients will request simple at workouts for their business travels or weekends to keep their muscles working. This site would be an excellent reference point to bookmark on your computer if you were not 100% confident without ...

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All of the lights, All of the lights!

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I recently became a “Corrective Exercise Specialist” and the course I went through was by far the most difficult I’ve experienced this far. I wanted to explain the Corrective Exercise techniques briefly and how they pertain to various goals. I will go ahead and say majority of my personal training clients will strive to burn fat, build muscle, or increase performance.

The best comparison I can make that makes the most since when explaining these strategies is to relate your ...

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