What is a “Big League Body” and One Move to Help Your Pull-up

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Eric Cressey and Artemis Scantalides.

Inner Circle Updates

My last Inner Circle webinar on “Assessing Shoulder Capsular Mobility” is now launched. In this webinar, I discuss:

  • The anatomy of the shoulder capsule and glenohumeral ligaments
  • How different arm positions stress different aspects of the capsule
  • How to determine which ligament and aspect of the capsule is tight
  • How to assess range of motion at different positions to assess different portions of the capsule
  • How to perform range of motion and capsular mobility assessment of the shoulder
  • Clinical tips on the assessment technique

I also try to offer exclusive discounts for my Inner Circle members each month. The July and August Inner Circle member discount is 20% off Mike Boyle’s latest program Functional Strength Coach 5! This is an exclusive discount to my Inner Circle only!  Functional Strength Coach 5 is the best edition of Mike’s popular series yet.  In fact, it’s mandatory for all of our staff at Champion to watch!  We have integrated many of Mike’s concepts into what we do at Champion.

Not and Inner Circle Member yet?!?  In addition to these webinars and this month’s exclusive discount, Inner Circle members have access to years worth of webinars, an exclusive member-only forum to interact, and more!

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Stan Conte, PT, DPT, ATC on The Prevalence of UCL Reconstruction in Professional Baseball Players 2013. In this presentation Stan discusses prevalence of UCL reconstruction in  Major League Baseball using data from survey of 1,032 players.  This presentation will:

  • Overview data from combined Major and Minor leagues.
  • Discuss prevalence in regards to position and level of play.
  • Discuss subjective data from players regarding perceived velocity change, prior surgeries, surgeries after UCL reconstruction, and post surgical satisfaction.

Please visit RehabWebinars.com to learn more about joining and accessing this webinar and more than 100 other great webinars:

 

Functional Stability Training is 20% Off this Week!

Eric Cressey and I announced earlier this week that we have put all three Functional Stability Training programs on sale for 20% off this week only!  Get a copy of FST for the Core, Lower Body, or Upper Body (or all 3!) and save!  Offer ends this Sunday at midnight EST:

 

What is a “Big League Body?”

Speaking of Eric Cressey, he has an article up on What is a “Big League Body.”  I actually discuss this with my clients all the time to assure they have the right perspective.

 

One Movement that will Help Your Pull-up

Artemis Scantalides (who I’m speaking with at the Elite Fitness Summit this weekend) has an article up on One Movement that will Help Your Pull-up:

 

Enhancing the Deep Squat and Improving Speed

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Eric Cressey and Erson Religioso, Nick Grantham, and Champion PT and Performance.

 

Inner Circle Updates

My next Inner Circle webinar on “How to Assess Shoulder Capsular Mobility” is going to be recorded this week.  I will be recording a live inservice from Champion PT and Performance that I am really excited about!  I look forward to bringing more videos of our inservices from Champion to my Inner Circle!  This should be posted live later this week.

In this webinar, we discuss:

  • The anatomy of the shoulder capsule and glenohumeral ligaments
  • How different arm positions stress different aspects of the capsule
  • How to determine which ligament and aspect of the capsule is tight
  • How to assess range of motion at different positions to assess different portions of the capsule
  • How to perform range of motion and capsular mobility assessment of the shoulder
  • Clinical tips on the assessment technique

 

My Last webinar recording on “4 Keys to Staying Healthy in Baseball Season” is also now available to watch:

 

I also try to offer exclusive discounts for my Inner Circle members each month. July and August’s product discount is 20% off Mike Boyle’s latest program Functional Strength Coach 5!  This is an exclusive discount to my Inner Circle only!  Functional Strength Coach 5 is the best edition of Mike’s popular series yet.  In fact, it’s mandatory for all of our staff at Champion to watch!  We have integrated many of Mike’s concepts into what we do at Champion.

Not and Inner Circle Member yet?!?!  In addition to these webinars and this month’s exclusive discount, Inner Circle members have access to years worth of webinars, an exclusive member-only forum to interact, and more!

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Stan Conte, Head Athletic Trainer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, on The Prevalence of UCL Reconstruction Surgery in Professional Baseball recorded from the 2015 ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course.

In this presentation Stan discusses prevalence of UCL reconstruction in  Major League Baseball using data from survey of 1,032 players.  This presentation will:

  • Overview data from combined Major and Minor leagues.
  • Discuss prevalence in regards to position and level of play.
  • Discuss subjective data from players regarding perceived velocity change, prior surgeries, surgeries after UCL reconstruction, and post surgical satisfaction.

Please visit RehabWebinars.com to learn more about joining and accessing this webinar and more than 100 other great webinars:

 

Champion Performance Therapy and Training Seminar

Just wanted to get you ready!  We are working hard on releasing a recording of the Champion Performance Therapy and Training Seminar that we hosted at Champion in Boston last month!  Stay tuned over the next few weeks!

5 Ways to Improve the Deep Squat

Erson Religioso has an article up on his website discussing 5 strategies he uses to improve the deep squat.  I completely agree!

 

Increase Strength to Increase Speed

Nick Grantham discusses the results of a recent articles reviewing the effect of strength training on speed development.

 

 

 

 

SLAP, Biceps Disorders, Core Exercises, and Business Consulting

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Pete Dupuis and Dean Somerset.

Inner Circle Updates

My next Inner Circle webinars on “Keys to Staying Healthy During the Baseball Season” is tonight at 8:00 PM EST.  If you miss it live, don’t worry, we’ll record it.  In this webinar, I’m going to discuss some of the things that I feel are important to staying healthy all baseball season

I also try to offer exclusive discounts for my Inner Circle members each month.  This month I have 20% off my DVD Optimal Shoulder Performance with Eric Cressey.  This has been one of my most popular education products.

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Dr. Habbu from the American Sports Medicine Institute on SLAP and Biceps Tendon disorders.  In this presentation Dr. Habbu discusses anatomy, etiology, and treatment of SLAP lesions and proximal biceps tendon disorders.  This presentation will:

  • Overview anatomy and etiology of SLAP lesions and biceps tendon disorders.
  • Classify SLAP lesions.
  • Discuss treatments of both injuries.

Please visit RehabWebinars.com to learn more about joining and accessing this webinar and more than 100 other great webinars:

 

5 Core Exercises You’ve Probably Never Done

Dean Somerset discuss 5 core exercises that you can start using today.  Dean always has great ideas:

 

PeteDupuis.com

I am happy to announce that long time friend and co-owner of Cressey Performance, Pete Dupuis, has finally launched his own website.  Pete handles the “behind-the-scenes-yet-required-for-success” part of CP.  He has some great article on the business side of the fitness industry and I am sure much more to come.

 

 

FMS Thoughts from Weingroff and Dan John’s New Book

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from the Charlie Weingroff and Dan John.

Inner Circle Updates

My next Inner Circle webinars on “Periodization for Strength Training and Rehab” is tonight at 8:00 PM EST.  If you miss it live, don’t worry, we’ll record it.  In this webinar, I’m going to discuss what I believe is a VERY important talk for both the fitness and rehab worlds.  I see many fitness programs miss out due to lack of proper periodization.  For the rehab crowd, this talk will immediately change how you treat your patients for the better.

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Get ready, we literally have dozens of new webinars that will be loaded up to the RehabWebinars.com website from the ASMI Sports Medicine Lectures and the 2015 ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course!  Get ready as there will be a new one every 2 weeks or so.

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Stan Conte of the Los Angeles Dodger on the Epidemiology of Shoulder Injuries in Professional Baseball.  Stan has a nice summary of recent research from the MLB injury tracking system.

Please visit RehabWebinars.com to learn more about joining and accessing this webinar and more than 100 other great webinars:

 

FMS Thoughts From Charlie Weingroff

It’s always good to get an inside look at how an expert clinician thinks.  I like how Charlie tends to do this in his writing.  Here’s a great example of just some thoughts on FMS scenarios:

 

Can You Go?

Dan John has a new book out that I am eager to start reading, called “Can You Go? Assessments and Program Design for the Active Athlete… and Everyone Else.”  Dan is not only a great strength coach but his writing style makes his expertise come across effortlessly.  Looking forwarding to $8 well spent on Amazon:

 

Call For More PT Websites

I’m also going to take this opportunity to make an open call for more bright physical therapists to start sharing their wisdom online.  We really need more great websites.  I’m having a hard time finding quality content.  We can do better!

 

 

 

Shoulder Mobility, Foam Rolling, and Hamstring Strains

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from the Chris Beardsley and Mike Robertson, but also has a ton of updates!

 

Inner Circle Updates

My next Inner Circle webinars on “How to Improve Overhead Shoulder Mobility” is tonight at 8:00 PM EST.  If you miss it live, don’t worry, we’ll record it.  In this webinar, I’m going to discuss why we need overhead mobility, the 4 reasons we lose motion, how to assess, what manual therapy I perform, and how to perform mobility drills and corrective exercises

 

Champion Performance Therapy and Training Seminar in Boston

Since opening Champion PT and Performance early last year, we’ve been flooded with requests to start offering educational events to teach how we are building our systems at Champion.  We’ll be hosting the first annual Champion Performance Therapy and Training Seminar in Boston on June 6th.  Early bird registration ends next week, so be sure to sign up ASAP to save $50.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this sells out.  Click below to learn about all the highlights, including our social event after the seminar!

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Get ready, we literally have dozens of new webinars that will be loaded up to the RehabWebinars.com website from the ASMI Sports Medicine Lectures and the 2015 ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course!  Get ready as there will be a new one every 2 weeks or so.

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Stan Conte of the Los Angeles Dodger on the Epidemiology of Shoulder Injuries in Professional Baseball.  Stan has a nice summary of recent research from the MLB injury tracking system.

Please visit RehabWebinars.com to learn more about joining and accessing this webinar and more than 100 other great webinars:

 

Foam Rolling and Self Myofascial Release Research

Chris Beardsley, of Strength and Conditioning Research, overviews a insanely detailed summary of the available evidence behind self myofascial release.  There are over 100 studies included in the review, and if you know Chris, there is essentially no stone left unturned.  Impressive resource.

 

No More Pulled Hamstrings

Mike Robertson discusses how to prevent hamstring strains, reviewing the steps he takes to reduce injury in his athletes.  Mike offers some great advice, as always.

 

 

The Bear Crawl and Exercise in Twins

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from the NY Times and James Cerbie.

 

Inner Circle Updates

Have you heard that I recently re-launched my Inner Circle???  It’s going to be getting better this year!  I’ve already added a forum so we can interact more, ask me questions, and discuss with other members.  I’m going to be including more presentations as we build out our systems at Champion PT and Performance.

My latest Inner Circle webinars on “How to Prepare for and Perform a Throwing Program” is now available.  If you missed it live, check out the recording:

My next live webinar will be on Thursday March 19th at 8:00 PM EST.  This month I’ll be discussing how to perform foam rolling and self-myofascial release.  Sure, you can just hop on a foam roller and roll around, but I think there is a better way to get even more out of self-myofascial release techniques.  Here is my system for performing self-myofascial release using things like foam rollers, massage sticks, and trigger point balls.

 

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Get ready, we literally have dozens of new webinars that will be loaded up to the RehabWebinars.com website from the ASMI Sports Medicine Lectures and the 2015 ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course!

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from George Davies on the Scientific and Clinical Rationale Behind Shoulder Plyometrics.  As always, George delivers a great presentation with research and immediate clinical application.

Please visit RehabWebinars.com to learn more about joining and accessing this webinar and more than 100 other great webinars:

 

 

The Impact of Exercise and Sedentary Lifestyles in Twins

The New York Times had a great article discussing new research in twins showing the difference in the bodies and brains of identical twins with one exercising and the other having a sedentary lifestyle.  The role of exercise in almost every aspect of our function is undeniable.

 

 

The Bear Crawl

Strength coach James Cerbie discusses a great exercise in detail, the bear crawl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best of 2014

Mike Reinold Best of 2014

As December rolls around, I always like to reflect and end the year with two articles – 1) the top articles from the past year, and 2) a summary of what I have learned in the past year.

2014 was another great year!  We had nearly 2 million people visit MikeReinold.com from all around the world.  It still amazes me that this website can impact so many people around the world.  In fact people visited MikeReinold.com from 210 different countries ranging from the United States to literally 1 person from Burkina Faso, and even 1 person from Vatican City (perhaps Pope Francis had tight hip flexors…)!

My Readers

Mike Reinold Visitors 2014

 

 

Top Articles From 2014

Here are the top articles in terms of visits that were written this year.  I slowed down a bit in 2014, not sure if you noticed.  With the opening of my performance center, Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, I have been busy building out our business and systems.  We’ll be releasing more information on upcoming seminars and mentorships at Champion so we can share these with you!  2015 is going to be exciting.

 

Top Inner Circle Webinars from 2014

 

 Thanks for Another Great Year!!! 

 

 

 

 

Live Q&A, The Scapula, and Improving Posture

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Russ Paine and myself!

 

Inner Circle Updates

My latest Inner Circle webinars on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Rehab and Fitness Professionals” is now available.  If you missed it live, check out the recording:

My next live webinar will be on Monday December 8th at 8:00 PM EST.  This month will be a Live Q&A, which has always been popular in the past.  I’ll be open to any questions you may have and will do my best to get through them all!  Last year was awesome when we did this, so please try to attend live if you can.  Get your questions ready!

 

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RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has an awesome presentation by Russ Paine, PT presents on The Scapula: Biomechanics, Evaluation, and Strengthening.  In this presentation, Russ discusses:

  • The biomechanics of scapular function
  • How different muscles impact scapula movement and function
  • The difference between normal and abnormal scapular movements
  • How to evaluate the scapula for dysfunction
  • Designing a program to strengthen the scapula and improve function

Please visit RehabWebinars.com to learn more about joining and accessing this webinar and more than 100 other great webinars:

 

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The Number One Way You Are Killing Your Posture

I wrote an article earlier this week on the Champion PT and Performance website on how cell phones and text messaging are killing our posture and causing a ton of problems, easpecially in our youth.  Check it out to see some pretty amazing statistics and tips on what to do about this: