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Should Gymnasts with Back Pain Wear A Brace?

Today on the podcast, I'm very excited to bring to you something a little different. Presentation from one of my recent students, Alea Penner, a former gymnast who has just graduated from Duke Physical Therapy School, and also coaches gymnastics.  She…
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Answering Your Injury Questions (Community Q&A Part 2)

Today on the podcast we are continuing the popular series on the Q&A series answering people's questions directly from the community.  Each part is 30 minutes and I’ll be answering five of the most common and biggest topic questions…
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How Coaches and Medical Providers Can Have Competitive Season Success - An Interview with Dr. Mike Reinold

I've been lucky to spend time learning from some of the worlds best medical providers, strength coaches, and sports coaches in the last 10 years. One of those people who has not only been enormously helpful in my education but also still provides…
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Flexibility, Shoulder Injuries, and Longevity in CrossFit

The last month has been full of podcasts I've been lucky to be asked on. They have included, Talking Gymnastics Culture and Injuries with the Routine Podcast, Talking gymnastics flexibility and stress neuroendocrinology with Dr. Ryan…
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The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make Returning to Training After a Shoulder Injury

I hope everyone is having a great week! Yesterday, my good friend and mentor Mike Reinold published a guest post that myself and another good friend of mine, Dan Pope, wrote for his website. In this article, we cover 5 of the biggest mistakes…
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Band "U" with Overhead Press for Upper Back Strength

I know the last few weeks on the blog have been pretty dense, and more on the advice side than actual training tips. To bring things back, today I wanted to share a very short post on one of my favorite upper back strength exercises, the "U"…
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How to Chose Sets and Reps for Advanced Shoulder Rehabilitation

There are a lot of fundamental principles that help guide the overall rehabilitation process. One of the concepts that my friend Dr. Dan Pope and I swear by is the importance of structured, periodized, objective approaches to exercise prescription.…
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Easy 4 Exercise Progression to Return to Overhead Pressing After a Shoulder Injury

Shoulder pain is one of the most common, and most frustrating, issues that many people deal with during their fitness journeys. It often limits training whether people want to just work out at their local gym, try an obstacle race, do CrossFit…
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Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 2 : Rotator Cuff Strength and Upper Body Balance)

Last week in Part 1 of this articles series, Dan and I offered two videos diving into how assessments and targeted mobility work can greatly help for CrossFit athletes who struggle with shoulder pain. Today in Part 2 we want to cover one of…
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Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 1 : Assessments and Specific Mobility)

My good friend Dan Pope and I are extremely lucky in that we get to work with hundreds of athletes who participate in CrossFit training. The level of athlete ranges from novice and recreational, and spans all the way up to some of our clients…