Surprise! I’m Starting a Podcast!

mike reinold podcastI have been alluding to this a little bit over the last several weeks, but I am busy in the background getting ready to start my very own podcast.  I’m kind of late to the party, to be honest.  I’m not sure why, but I’m overdue and really looking forward to starting one!

I’ve been listening to as many podcasts as I could lately in an attempt to figure out how I want to structure the show.  I think I am going to focus the show around asking me questions and keep it shorter in length, like 10-20 minutes, so it’s easily to digest.

What do you think?



What I am thinking is that I will get together with my team at Champion and answer a few reader questions each week.  My Inner Circle Live Q&A sessions are always very popular so I want to bring this to an even larger audience.

I may have the occasional podcast revolving around a specific topic, as well as some interviews, but do you really want to hear me interview someone that every other podcast has already interviewed?!?

Rather, I want to have a more candid experience with my team at Champion.  I want you to feel part of the team as we sit around and talk.  To me, this is where the best learning occurs – when you just sit around and talk.

I’m open to ideas, so if you have any other podcasting suggestions or things you want to see, please comment on this article below.  (I need a better title for the show too ha ha!)


I Need Your Help!  Ask Me Anything!

I need questions to get started!  If you want to ask me a question, please fill out the form below or ask me on Twitter using the #AskMikeReinold hastag [Click Here to Tweet].  I’ll keep an eye on that hashtag!

Thanks!  Can’t wait!



Best of 2015 – My Top Articles and Webinars of the Year

Wow, 2015 has been an amazing year.  I want to thank all my readers that continue to drive me to share my thoughts online to help us all grow.  I am truly honored to be able to help so many people.  With 2016 right around the corner, I want to share my top articles of 2015!  The below articles were the most visited this year on  I hope you enjoy the holidays and get a little down time to go back and read any of these you may have missed!

But before we get to the articles…


Surprise!  I’m Starting a Podcast

One of the exciting things I have planned is the addition of a podcast (or two…) to  One of the features of my podcast that I really want to include is the opportunity for my audience to ask me questions.

I want to hear from you!  Ask me anything!

Fill out the form below and ask my anything related to physical therapy, sports performance, fitness, health, business, baseball, my organization/productivity systems, and more.  Really…. ask me anything!  I’ll do my best to answer as many as I can:


Mike Reinold Best of 2015Top Articles of 2015

  1. Anterior Pelvic Tilt Influences Hip Range of Motion and Impingement
  2. Should We Stop Blaming the Glutes for Everything?
  3. How to Prepare Before You Throw
  4. 6 Things You Do That Your Clients Hate
  5. A Simple and Easy Hip Mobility Drill for Low Back Pain
  6. A Simple Tweak to Enhance Glute and Reduce TFL Activity
  7. Are We Missing the Boat on Core Training?
  8. 4 Ways to Improve Overhead Shoulder Mobility
  9. Do We Really Need Corrective Exercises?
  10. 3 Ways to Improve Throwing Velocity by Enhancing Lower Body Force Production
  11. Anterior Pelvic Tilt Influence on Squat Mechanics
  12. How “Movement Age” Impacts Program Design


Top Inner Circle Webinars of 2015

  1. Assessing Shoulder Capsular Mobility
  2. How to Improve Overhead Shoulder Mobility
  3. Updated Strategies for Anterior Pelvic Tilt
  4. Periodization for Strength Training and Rehabilitation


Thank You For Another Great Year!




5 Things I Learned in 2015

At the end of each year I try to reflect back on some of the things that I have learned over the year.  I think it’s a great thing for us all to do.  I know it helps me grow and continue to push myself to never stop learning.  Below are 5 things I learned in 2015, but I really want to here from you as well.  Please comment and share what you learned this year too!


Movement Versus Mobility

hamstring stretchOne of the more prominent fitness trends that I am very happy to see the mainstream start to focus on more is “mobility.”  Our professions have done a great job over the last several years working towards this shift in focus.

People are warming up on foam rollers, incorporating a dynamic movement warmup, and assessing their mobility to try to improve deficits.

It’s great.  However, it’s really easy to screw up too.

If you focus on generically increasing mobility, many times your body takes the path of least resistance and you just make the loose area looser, neglecting the real issue.  If you focus on enhancing the mobility of areas that “feel tight,” you again tend to overstretch areas that aren’t really tight.

Don’t get me wrong, mobility is great.  But I started to focus more on movement “quality” than “quantity” this year.  Unfortunately, I think the general population is still focusing on quantity.

I feel like the majority of time when someone sees me for something like shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, etc, I find they have been over-stretching to gain mobility and simply stopping helps.  It’s addition by subtraction.

By shifting my focus to just enhancing the quality of movement instead of the quantity of mobility, I think I made big strides in helping people this year.


It’s All About Your Pace

Several months I ago, I posted a quick conversation I had with strength coach Michael Boyle on social media.  I asked Michael how he was and he responded with “life has a really nice pace right now.”

I was floored.

I have never really thought about the “pace” of my life in this manner.  We always talk about how busy, productive, accomplished, or even financially secure we are in life, but we all know that these tend to not correlate with happiness.  I’ve personally been trying to reduce my stress and workload, but had been focusing on better organization and productivity.  Truth is, I think this just allowed me to do more – my pace never changed!

What’s the point of being more productive to just jam more things into your life?

I was talking to Dave Tilley, a young PT in the Boston area that I really respect and encourage you to follow.  We talked about when you are at the start of your career, you need to grind and put in the effort to get ahead.  Sleeping in and watching TV all night is great, but not going to help you get ahead professionally.  You get ahead but outworking others.  There is a time for this, but the sooner you put your early efforts into enhancing the pace of your life, I think the better.

Thank you Michael…  It’s not the first brilliant thing you’ve said that I have learned from you, but certainly the most profound.  I’m still working towards it, but I have been focusing more on my pace than anything else.


Stop Skipping the Basics

movement quality not quantityAnother area I think I am also focusing more on now as I get older is simply mastering the basics.  I see so many students and young professionals want to get wrapped up in the advanced concepts, systems, and techniques and just blow through mastering the basics.

Information is readily available on the internet these days, but the ability filter out poor quality information is nearly impossible.

When I was younger in my career, I learned from 3 main sources:

  • Medical Journals with peer-reviewed scientific studies
  • Textbooks authored and edited by the most prestigious in our fields and based on scientific efficacy
  • Seminars and Conferences held again by the most prestigious in our fields and based on scientific efficacy

For many reasons, this is changing (I’ll discuss more below…) and sharing information is easy.  Times have changed and it blows my mind that I have more readers on my website than JOSPT.

There are so many ways to learn on the internet, and so many people to learn from.  But who should you trust?  The information that rises to the top tends to be the most exciting and shared by articulate and engaging people.  But articulate doesn’t mean accurate!

You need to be careful and I openly encourage you to never blindly trust ANYONE!

When I learn a new system, technique, or thought process, I add that to my current thought process with an open mind and attempt to integrate these new ideas with my experience and what I see in front of me.  Over time, some of these new ideas stick, while I move on from others.

I’ve seen so many young people lean towards a certain system or thought process and completely jump in head first based on what people are telling them and not what they are experiencing, and assume everything is 100% accurate all the time.

I’ve changed my mind many times in my career, and so will you.  Don’t spend your time defending your beliefs, you won’t grow that way.  Rather, keep an open mind and be ready to adjust.

Master the basics first and then work on enhancing, or as my friend Nick Tuminello says in his presentation on, focus on the cake first, not the icing.


Applying More Strength and Conditioning Principles to Rehabilitation

One of the basics that I think the physical therapy and rehabilitation worlds have started to skip over are the basic principles of strength and conditioning.  One of the things that is giving the profession of physical therapy a bad name is the blind prescription of simple 2 sets of 10 repetitions exercises that don’t make people look, feel, or move better.

If someone comes to PT and gets a few units of passive treatment and then performs a few basic exercises (that they could have done at home), you aren’t doing your best for them.  You need to learn more about the concepts of strength and conditioning and apply them to your rehabilitation programs.  My rehab programs look more like strength and conditioning programs.

I’ve talked about this in some of my past articles and one of my favorite Inner Circle webinars of the year:

I’ve learned so much from the strength and conditioning world, including Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson, Mark Verstegen, Alwyn Cosgrove, Michael Boyle, Nick Tuminello, Tony Gentilcore, Greg Robins, Chris Howard, Jason Pak, Lauren Perreault, Eric Gahan, Artemis Scantalides, Dean Somerset, Pat Rigsby, Pat Beith, Ryan Ketchum, BJ Baker, Adam Vogel, Mike Campanella, and so so many more (I could list dozens more).   Thank you!

If you are looking for a place to start, we released an overview of our integrated performance therapy and training system that we use at Champion PT and Performance.  It’s a great resource for those looking to start this process:


Online Learning is My Favorite Path to Grow

online learningIt’s official.  I’ve been saying this for years but the scale has finally tilted and online learning is now definitively my ideal environment to learn new concepts.  I am getting less and less out of the huge conference with dozens of speakers.  We all get 15 minutes to broadly glaze over a topic, rather than dig in deep, and the topics are wide and often not applicable to me.

Don’t get me wrong, there are still great conferences that I am honored to attend.  And these are great environments to expand your thoughts and learn cutting edge new information.  But as I get older, I don’t find myself learning as much from these types of conferences.

Rather, I have leaned more towards online resources to learn more on topics that I am interested in and that I can consume on my schedule (like at 5:00 AM…).   These include online courses, websites, and podcasts.  In fact, this is the primary reason I have decided to start a podcast (or two, we’ll see…) in 2016.  I love learning in chunks on my schedule.

As you’ve probably noticed, I am doing more and more of my education online for these reasons.  I LOVE being able to have my Inner Circle program where I get to share deeper thoughts each month with those that are interested.  It’s my favorite part of what I do.

Stay tuned for more info on my upcoming podcast(s) and in the meantime, if you haven’t yet, join my Inner Circle, you’ll be very happy:


So that’s what I learned in 2015.  Now I want to hear from you.  Comment on this article below and please share the one thing you have learned or changed in your mind in the past year that has been the most impactful.  By sharing, you’ll help myself and many more grow.  I’m looking forward to learning even more in 2016!



Black Friday Deals! Up to 50% Off Everything!

It’s that time of year again!  The holidays are about to start!  As you start planning which stores you’ll be going to at midnight on Black Friday later this week, I want you to be able to get a head start and announce that our annual Black Friday sale starts today and boy do we have some amazing discounts on all of of our products and websites!

Plus, you don’t need to wait in line all night or risk getting trampled at a store!

Please see below for all the different discounts ranging from 25% to 50% off!  The sale begins today and runs until the end of the day on Cyber Monday, which is midnight EST on Monday 11/30/15.

Pay attention as most of the below will require you to use a special coupon code at checkout.  IMPORTANT: All coupon codes below are case sensitive – BF2015 using upper case letters!

Happy shopping everyone!


25% Off all My Products with Eric Cressey

Functional Stability Training for the Upper BodyEric and I are putting all of our products on sale for 25% off, including all of our Functional Stability Training programs and our Optimal Shoulder Performance DVD.  This even includes our latest, Functional Stability Training of the Upper Body, as well as the past FST’s of the Core and Lower Body.  Your best bet to save is definitely to take advantage of the 25% discount with the complete FST bundle!

Use coupon code BF2015 at checkout:


25% Off All My Products with Kevin Wilk

Kevin Wilk Shoulder DVDsKevin and I are also putting all of our products on sale for 25% off!  This includes our rehab protocols and DVDs on the examination and treatment of the shoulder and knee, as well as Kevin’s new DVDs on the rehab of shoulder instability and rotator cuff injuries.

Use coupon code BF2015 at checkout:


25% Off the Champion Performance Therapy and Training Seminar

champion seminar mike reinoldEarlier this summer, we conducted a whole seminar overviewing the system we use at Champion PT and Performance.  The entire team at Champion collaborates on this program to include beth lecture and hands-on demos of how we optimize movement, develop strength and power, enhance speed and agility, and integrated it all with performance-based physical therapy.

Use coupon code BF2015 at checkout:


25% Off

IASTM toolKeeping, the theme consistent, Erson Religioso and I are offering 25% off our online course teaching you how to perform instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization at

Use coupon code BF2015 at checkout:


25% Off

ShoulderSeminar-comFor those that missed my massive sale in the fall on my acclaimed online program teaching you exactly how I evaluate and treat the shoulder, you are in luck.  I’m going to offer 25% off this as well at

Use coupon code BF2015 at checkout:


50% Off

RehabWebinars-comLast but certainly not least, we are going to offer a HUGE 50% discount on a yearly membership to, which has a mind blowing amount of awesome webinars from the best in our fields.  We have been adding about 2 per month for years now with many more to come!  You won’t be disappointed.  The normal price is $199 a year but if you use the link below, you can a year subscription for only $99.  Plus, you’ll get that discount each year going forward!  That’s the best deal we’ve ever had on this amazing resource.

There is no coupon code, but you must use the link below:




Amazing Sale on My Online Shoulder Seminar!

shoulderseminar saleAre you ready to join the most comprehensive online educational program teaching you everything you need to know about the shoulder?

I try to have the occasional massive sale on my online continuing education program Recent Advances in the Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder over at  The last several years we had a massive blow out sale and the response was huge, with hundreds of people signing up for the program each year.

Well, it’s time again and this year again!

Now is your chance to join my acclaimed program now at an amazing price.


Save $150 off

From now until November 1st at midnight EST, you can start my critically acclaimed online CEU program at a huge discount of only $197.  That is $150 off the regular price of $347.  If you have been waiting to sign up, this is the time.  The program is 8 weeks of content covering everything you need to know to master the shoulder, including content on evaluation, treatment, and specific pathologies like rotator cuff lesions, instability, SLAP tears, and frozen shoulder.  I even added a new section last year teaching you how I perform manual therapy on the shoulder.

Once you start the program, you get immediate access to the content for week 1 and then every 7 days you receive access to a new week of material for the next 8 weeks.  This makes the content easily digestible, applicable, and easier to benefit from.


HUGE Bonus – FREE Access to

RehabWebinars.comOh yeah, and one more thing!  If you sign up for my program at during this fall sale, you are also eligible to sign up for a free month of with access to all the webinars! is a website that I am a part of with AdvancedCEU and the American Sports Medicine Institute.  It is a collection of online webinars from renowned experts in the fields of rehabilitation, sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, biomechanics, fitness, and performance training.

The website has over 100 webinars from people like myself, Kevin Wilk, James Andrews, and so many more renowned surgeons, PTs, DCs, ATCs, and strength coaches.  I have no doubt it is the best resource on the web for cutting edge information.  They add new webinars every month!

Once you sign up for, go to the membership dashboard and you will see a link to also sign up for


ceu shoulder seminarEarn 20+ CEU Contact Hours for APTA, NATA, and NSCA!

Don’t forget that the program is approved for 21 CEUs through the APTA of MA, NATA, and 20 CEUs through the NSCA, so for those of you that need CEUs by the end of year are in luck!


What People Are Saying About

Guys, I know you have heard from me about how valuable this program is, but it is far more powerful to hear from people that have gone through the course.  Our post course evaluation form shows that 99% of attendees would recommend this to a friend and would be interested in joining future programs.  That is an awesome response!   There are a boatload of testimonials on the website, but here are a few testimonials from people that really stuck out for me:

  • “Mike: I want personally thank you for presenting this course; your passion is very evident and appreciated. This is by far the BEST online course I have completed. It is very practical and I look forward to integrating the concepts into practice.” -Dan Schmutz DPT, ATC
  • “This course was very stimulating and easy to follow. I never felt overwhelmed because it was taught at a comfortable pace. I was able to learn a little and then use it the very next day in the clinic.” -Robert Long, York, PA.
  • “Possibly the best and most comprehensive Shoulder seminar that you can have—-Don’t be left behind.” – JDM , Rockford,Illinois.
  • “One of the most comprehensive programs on the shoulder out there – a great review of the shoulder, as well as additional new content for me to improve patient care. Your patients will thank you.” David Fischer, Pittsburgh
  • “The best CEU course I have taken in 3 years.” – Michael A. Amaro PT, DPT, OCS, Chicago
  • “This course was exceptionally good. It was great to be able to study at home at my own pace. Often, when I go to a course in person, there seems to be so much material with little time to present it. This course provides a TON of great information and the home format allows you plenty of time to learn and study the material. Also, with the format of the course, I found that I could apply new techniques and exercises in the clinic on a weekly basis as I studied each new topic. I would definitely recommend that course to all therapists who treat the shoulder.” – SB, Gilbert
  • “This was helpful for me to learn from a veteran clinician. I am new to the outpatient setting and this has helped my confidence.” – Mark Gardner, Eureka
  • “Living in Australia makes it hard to learn from such professionals like Mike Reinold but these courses have made it easy, I just wish it never ended. The education that is provided is second to none. Im very grateful for the opportunity to complete this course, Thanks Mike!” – Jason Thomson, Australia
  • “This course provides clinicians (physical therapists and athletic trainers) that are both experienced or brand new with a solid foundation of how to care for the shoulder in 2012. I have taken several shoulder courses in my career and this is one of the most comprehensive courses with supporting literature and evidence I have seen. It is worth your time.” – K Lierman PT, ATC Hillsboro Oregon


Sale and Bonus Offer Ends November 1st at Midnight EST 

Hope to see you join the program.  Act now to get $150 off and a FREE 30-day subscription to  Click the link below to go to and sign up for this unbelievable offer before the end of October.  Sale ends November 1st at Midnight EST.





Learn the Champion Performance Therapy and Training System! [Save 20%]

champion pt and performance educationI am super excited to announce that we have just released an online version of our Champion Performance Therapy and Training Seminar that we filmed earlier this summer!

The seminar was AWESOME, with a great turnout of people from all around the country coming to Boston to learn how we integrate performance training and therapy at Champion.  But, we know that there were 100’s of people that wanted to attend that couldn’t make it that weekend, so we wanted to provide an online version of the program!


Champion Performance Therapy and Training Program

Champion Performance Therapy and Training SeminarThe Champion Performance Therapy and Training Seminar is an online educational product designed to overview the Champion system of integrated rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance training for physical therapists, personal trainers, strength coaches and other rehabilitation and fitness specialists.  The program includes 9 modules and over 6 hours of live lectures and hands-on sessions from the entire team at Champion:

  • Introduction to the Champion System of Integrated Rehab and Performance – Mike Reinold
  • Optimizing Movement – Mike Reinold
  • Developing Strength and Power – Rob Sutton
  • Enhancing Speed and Agility – Malcolm Goodridge
  • Performance Therapy: Movement-Based Functional Rehabilitation – Lenny Macrina
  • Assessing and Optimizing Movement (Hands-On Session) – Mike Reinold and Lenny Macrina
  • Progressing and Regressing Movement-Based Strength Exercises (Hands-On Session) – Rob Sutton
  • Speed and Agility Drills (Hand-On Session) – Malcolm Goodridge
  • Plus tons of demonstrations and live Q&A Sessions

This is a HUGE resource for physical therapists, personal trainers, and strength coaches looking to enhance their skills and develop a well rounded program of performance therapy and training.

Personal trainers, strength coaches, and other fitness specialists will learn the concepts behind the Champion program design system, including how we select, regress, progress, and periodize exercises based on movement patterns to enhance performance.  You’ll learn how we emphasize developing complete athleticism by enhancing mobility, strength, power, speed, and agility.

Physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists will learn our concepts of movement-based rehabilitation, included strategies to assess movement dysfunctions and prescribe appropriate manual therapy and corrective exercises.  We emphasize a hands-on approach that includes a thorough biomechanical assessment of how the body moves and functions to determine what specific muscle imbalances and movement impairments may be leading to dysfunction or limiting performance.  We then offer an individualized approach that produces amazing results.

But what I like most about our model at Champion is that we integrate our rehab and fitness systems.

Fitness specialists will benefit from learning how we integrate rehabilitation concepts into our programs to develop appropriate self-myofascial release, mobility, and corrective exercise programs.  Likewise, rehabilitation specialists will benefit from learning how we integrate performance training concepts to understand how to integrate appropriate strength and conditioning concepts into advanced rehabilitation programs.


Save 20% Until November 1st

The program is normally $99.99 but is on sale for 20% until November 1st at midnight EST.  Get 9 modules and over 6 hours of content for only $79.99 this week.

Click below to learn more about the program and save 20%:

Order Champion Seminar




20% Off Functional Stability Training!

Hope everyone is having an awesome summer!  Eric Cressey and I were talking the other day and our conversation went something like this:

  • Cressey ReinoldEric: Hey we haven’t given our readers a sale on our products recently, we should do something for them.
  • Mike: Yup
  • Eric: When?
  • Mike: Next week?
  • Eric: OK
  • Mike: OK

That’s how we roll. Lot’s of planning involved…


20% Off Functional Stability Training – This Week Only!

There is no doubt that the Functional Stability Training series has been Eric and I’s most popular products.  In this series, we have modules covering our approach to rehab and training of the upper body, lower body, and core.  It’s essentially a snapshot of how we think when designing our programs.

functional stability trainingYou can get any (or all!) of the FST products for 20% off this week only as a special sale to our readers.  We really appreciate the support over the years and want to make sure we give at times as well.

No coupon code is needed, just purchase any FST product this week for 20% off.  That’s under $80 for each of the modules or under $240 for the whole bundle!  The sale runs until midnight EST on Sunday August 2nd:

>> Click here to purchase Functional Stability Training for 20% Off <<





Elite Training Workshop Coming to Champion!

I’m happy to announce that my friends Ryan Ketchum and the group at Vertex Performance Systems will be hosting the Elite Training Workshop in Boston on August 1st and we’ll be hosting it at Champion PT and Performance!

The Elite Training Workshops give you the chance to learn from some of the industry’s best in a small, gym environment.  I’ll be speaking along side Tony Gentilcore, Artemis Scantalides, and Ryan Ketchum.


Elite Training Workshop Boston

Elite Training Workshop Boston

Here’s what (and who) you can expect to see at ETW Boston:

  • Debunk The “Bulking” Myth And Help Your Clients Build Self-Efficacy For Success with Artemis Scantalides, female strength training expert.  You’ll discover how to overcome your client’s fear of strength training and help them appreciate mastering skills of strength that will enhance their looks and performance in the gym.
  • A Primer For Program Design with Tony Gentilcore, co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance.  Tony’s going to break down his over-arching view on program design. You’re going to learn the “big rock” themes fitness professionals should look at with regards to how to write effective, efficient, and successful programs for everything from a beginner to elite-level lifters
  • Accelerated Fat Loss Techniques with Ryan Ketchum.  During this combined lecture and hands on we’re going to get right down to the nitty gritty of fat loss with in the trenches (and scientifically) proven nutrition and training protocols to help your clients enhance their fat burning.
  • The System Behind Successful Businesses (And Why Anything Else Is A Fad) with Ryan Ketchum. Discover the keys to running a high performing business that gives you the freedom and life that you want but haven’t been able to find yet.  We’ll cover the 5 principles that are in all successful business and teach you how to apply them to your business.
  • Integrating Corrective Exercise with Performance Enhancement with Me!  In this presentation you’ll discover how to integrate stability, mobility and corrective exercise into your programs to help your clients get better results.


Early Bird Discount Ends June 30th!

ETW will be closing the early bird special price on June 30th at Midnight or when they hit 100 seats sold, whichever comes first.  The price jumps up $100 per ticket after that and Ryan Ketchum tells me spots are going fast.  This is a great resource at this discount!




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