Bench Press, Shoulder Pain, and Strength Training for Weight Management

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Lee Taft, Chris Johnson, and Ryan DeBell.

Inner Circle Updates

My new Inner Circle webinar is now available, I recorded a live demonstration of how I assess overhead shoulder mobility.  A loss of overhead shoulder mobility is one of the most common and symptomatic movement dysfunctions that I personally see.  And the funny thing is, many people don’t even realize they have lost overhead mobility!  In this presentation I am going to show you what I do to assess overhead shoulder mobility so you can be as accurate as possible.

Also, I like to offer a special discount for my Inner Circle members each month.  This month Erson Religioso and I are offering 20% off IASTMtecnique.com and 10% off all of Erson’s Edge Mobility System products to get you started with IASTM in 2016!  Inner Circle members can log into the dashboard to see how to get the discounts!

Join my Inner Circle:

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Josh Hackel, MD, discussing The World of Biologics: PRP and Stem Cell Update.  In this presentation Dr. Hackel discusses current evidence regarding regenerative medicine and its uses. This presentation will:

  • Define Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein (IRAP) and discuss their mechanisms of action.
  • Discuss uses for PRP and IRAP.
  • Discuss reasons to use stem cells.
  • Overview evidence of multiple stem cell treatments.

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

 

The #AskMikeReinold Show

I recently announced that I am going to be starting a podcast in 2016!  My thought is to make it a show where we record us live at Champion answer YOUR questions!  I want it to be brief, somewhere between 10-20 minutes a show, but I also want it to be impactful.  Rather than pick random topics and interviews, I want to help you with your questions.  Plus, it’s going to be live with my team at Champion.  Lenny Macrina will be a big part of the show and you’ll be seeing many of our strength coaches, interns, PT students, and event clients at times!  It’s going to be like you are part of the team!

We have recorded a few episodes already and are close to starting to release them!  Click the link below and submit a question for us to answer on the show.  Feel free to fill out the form more than once, we’ll select as many questions as we can:

 

Apply for the Summer Strength Internship at Champion PT and Performance

We are now accepting applications for our summer strength internship position for those looking to learn the strength and conditioning system we use to enhance fitness, sports performance, and how we integrate with physical therapy.  This is an amazing full time learning experience.  Applications are due February 1st 2016 and we will have many applicants so please apply soon if interest!

 

Certified Speed and Agility Specialist

Lee Taft has recently release a certification program for those looking to specialize in speed and agility training.  I have watched the program and it is outstanding.  I am serious.  Our coaches at Champion will be going through the program!  If you want more info, it’s $100 off this week.  Deadline to enroll is tomorrow!

 

Bench Press Modifications for Shoulder Pain

What a combo!  Chris Johnson and Ryan DeBell share a nice video on how to modify the bench press for those with shoulder pain.

 

Strength Training Reduces Waist Size

A nice study was recently published that showed that weight training had the largest correlation to controlling waist size as men age.

 

 

Speed, Agility, Toe Touch Patterns, and Kinesiology Tape

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Lee Taft, Erson Religioso, and Phil Page.

Inner Circle Updates

My new Inner Circle webinar is now available, I recorded a live demonstration of how I assess overhead shoulder mobility.  A loss of overhead shoulder mobility is one of the most common and symptomatic movement dysfunctions that I personally see.  And the funny thing is, many people don’t even realize they have lost overhead mobility!  In this presentation I am going to show you what I do to assess overhead shoulder mobility so you can be as accurate as possible.

Also, I like to offer a special discount for my Inner Circle members each month.  This month Erson Religioso and I are offering 20% off IASTMtecnique.com and 10% off all of Erson’s Edge Mobility System products to get you started with IASTM in 2016!  Inner Circle members can log into the dashboard to see how to get the discounts!

Join my Inner Circle:

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Josh Hackel, MD, discussing The World of Biologics: PRP and Stem Cell Update.  In this presentation Dr. Hackel discusses current evidence regarding regenerative medicine and its uses. This presentation will:

  • Define Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein (IRAP) and discuss their mechanisms of action.
  • Discuss uses for PRP and IRAP.
  • Discuss reasons to use stem cells.
  • Overview evidence of multiple stem cell treatments.

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

The #AskMikeReinold Show

I recently announced that I am going to be starting a podcast in 2016!  My thought is to make it a show where we record us live at Champion answer YOUR questions!  I want it to be brief, somewhere between 10-20 minutes a show, but I also want it to be impactful.  Rather than pick random topics and interviews, I want to help you with your questions.  Plus, it’s going to be live with my team at Champion.  Lenny Macrina will be a big part of the show and you’ll be seeing many of our strength coaches, interns, PT students, and event clients at times!  It’s going to be like you are part of the team!

We have recorded a few episodes already and are close to starting to release them!  Click the link below and submit a question for us to answer on the show.  Feel free to fill out the form more than once, we’ll select as many questions as we can:

 

Apply for the Summer Strength Internship at Champion PT and Performance

We are now accepting applications for our summer strength internship position for those looking to learn the strength and conditioning system we use to enhance fitness, sports performance, and how we integrate with physical therapy.  This is an amazing full time learning experience.  Applications are due February 1st 2016 and we will have many applicants so please apply soon if interest!

 

Certified Speed and Agility Specialist

Lee Taft has recently release a certification program for those looking to specialize in speed and agility training.  I have watched the program and it is outstanding.  I am serious.  Our coaches at Champion will be going through the program!  If you want more info, it’s $100 off this week:

 

Improve Toe Touch Pattern

Erson Religioso shares a nice video of a technique he uses to improve the toe touch multisegmental flexion pattern using an isometric flexion contraction.  I have used a very similar technique with results as well.  As this is such a common movement pattern, anything you can do to help is great:

 

How to Use Kinesiology Tape and Topical Analgesic Together

If you use Kinesiology Tape to help people move and feel better, one thing you can consider adding is a little bit of topical analgesic to the area as well.  We have used the Biofreeze spray with kinesiology tape and people tend to really like it and feel better with it on.  Phil Page shares a nice video demonstrating how to apply kinesiology tape and topical analgesic together:

 

 

 

Thoracic Manipulation and Workouts For People Over 40

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Time Magazine and Physiospot.

Inner Circle Updates

In this month’s Inner Circle webinar, I recorded a live demonstration of how I assess overhead shoulder mobility.  A loss of overhead shoulder mobility is one of the most common and symptomatic movement dysfunctions that I personally see.  And the funny thing is, many people don’t even realize they lost overhead mobility!  In this presentation I am going to show you what I do to assess overhead shoulder mobility so you can be as accurate as possible.  In a future presentation I will then discuss how to enhance overhead shoulder mobility using both self techniques and manual therapy, but that’s useless without properly assessing!  I’ll be posting in the next couple of weeks.

Also, I like to offer a special discount for my Inner Circle members each month.  This month Erson Religioso and I are offering 20% off IASTMtecnique.com and 10% off all of Erson’s Edge Mobility System products to get you started with IASTM in 2016!  Inner Circle members can log into the dashboard to see how to get the discounts!

Join my Inner Circle:

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Lenny Macrina, my partner and Director of PT at Champion.  Lenny discusses Correlation Between Glenohumeral Joint Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD) and Shoulder Injuries in Professional Baseball Pitchers.  In this presentation Leonard discusses the results of his current research on GIRD’s effect on shoulder injuries. This presentation will:

  • Discuss physical characteristics unique to throwers.
  • Discuss variables responsible for loss of range of motion in the shoulder.
  • Overview results of study.
  • Discuss GIRD’s effect on shoulder injuries.

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

The #AskMikeReinold Show

I recently announced that I am going to be starting a podcast in 2016!  My thought is to make it a show where we record us live at Champion answer YOUR questions!  I want it to be brief, somewhere between 10-20 minutes a show, but I also want it to be impactful.  Rather than pick random topics and interviews, I want to help you with your questions.  Plus, it’s going to be live with my team at Champion.  Lenny Macrina will be a big part of the show and you’ll be seeing many of our strength coaches, interns, PT students, and event clients at times!  It’s going to be like you are part of the team!

We are getting close but I need your help!  Click the link below and submit a question for us to answer on the show.  Feel free to fill out the form more than once, we’ll select as many questions as we can:

 

Apply for the Summer Strength Internship at Champion PT and Performance

We are now accepting applications for our summer strength internship position for those looking to learn the strength and conditioning system we use to enhance fitness, sports performance, and how we integrate with physical therapy.  This is an amazing full time learning experience.  Applications are due February 1st 2016 and we will have many applicants so please apply soon if interest!

 

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

Time magazine had an interesting article on their recommendations for how workouts should change after you turn 40.  I’ve been talking about this for some time.  An early learning curve for young personal trainers and strength coaches is how to adapt a program as we age, especially when they are young and haven’t experience what it feels like to train as you get older.  The majority of programs are written for the younger client.  This was close, I would just also include some power development as that tends to be a big thing we see decrease with age as well (just watch your volume!).

 

Thoracic Manipulation and Shoulder Pain

Physiospot has a nice overview of a recent systematic review on the effect of thoracic manipulation on shoulder pain.  The results are interesting and seem to point towards performing thoracic manipulation, though more research is always needed.

 

 

Overhead Mobility, Jump Rope, GIRD, and my Therapy Insider Podcast

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Eric Bach, Lenny Macrina, and the Therapy Insider Podcast.

 

Inner Circle Updates

In this month’s Inner Circle webinar, I recorded a live demonstration of how I assess overhead shoulder mobility.  A loss of overhead shoulder mobility is one of the most common and symptomatic movement dysfunctions that I personally see.  And the funny thing is, many people don’t even realize they lost overhead mobility!  In this presentation I am going to show you what I do to assess overhead shoulder mobility so you can be as accurate as possible.  In a future presentation I will then discuss how to enhance overhead shoulder mobility using both self techniques and manual therapy, but that’s useless without properly assessing!  I’ll be posting in the next couple of weeks.

Also, I like to offer a special discount for my Inner Circle members each month.  This month Erson Religioso and I are offering 20% off IASTMtecnique.com and 10% off all of Erson’s Edge Mobility System products to get you started with IASTM in 2016!  Inner Circle members can log into the dashboard to see how to get the discounts!

Join my Inner Circle:

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Lenny Macrina, my partner and Director of PT at Champion.  Lenny discusses Correlation Between Glenohumeral Joint Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD) and Shoulder Injuries in Professional Baseball Pitchers.  In this presentation Leonard discusses the results of his current research on GIRD’s effect on shoulder injuries. This presentation will:

  • Discuss physical characteristics unique to throwers.
  • Discuss variables responsible for loss of range of motion in the shoulder.
  • Overview results of study.
  • Discuss GIRD’s effect on shoulder injuries.

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

The #AskMikeReinold Show

I recently announced that I am going to be starting a podcast in 2016!  My thought is to make it a show where we record us live at Champion answer YOUR questions!  I want it to be brief, somewhere between 10-20 minutes a show, but I also want it to be impactful.  Rather than pick random topics and interviews, I want to help you with your questions.  Plus, it’s going to be live with my team at Champion.  Lenny Macrina will be a big part of the show and you’ll be seeing many of our strength coaches, interns, PT students, and event clients at times!  It’s going to be like you are part of the team!

We are getting close but I need your help!  Click the link below and submit a question for us to answer on the show.  Feel free to fill out the form more than once, we’ll select as many questions as we can:

 

Apply for the Summer Strength Internship at Champion PT and Performance

We are now accepting applications for our summer strength internship position for those looking to learn the strength and conditioning system we use to enhance fitness, sports performance, and how we integrate with physical therapy.  This is an amazing full time learning experience.  Applications are due February 1st 2016 and we will have many applicants so please apply soon if interest!

 

Why The Jump Rope is the Best Conditioning Tool You’re Not Using

I really liked this article by Eric Bach on John Romaniello’s website about Jump Roping.  Nice article with lots of good ideas to start implementing.  Back to the basics!

 

My Podcast Interview on The Therapy Insiders

For those that missed it, I had a fun interview with Gene Shirokobrod and Erson Religioso on the Therapy Insiders Podcast.  Fun interview for sure, it was late one night and we chatted for awhile about a bunch of random topics

 

How to Build Muscle Fast and Evolving as a Coach

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Mike Robertson and 54 Fitness Experts!

 

Inner Circle Updates

This month’s Inner Circle webinar is going to be a live Q&A session.  Each year in December I have done a live Q&A session for my Inner Circle members and each year I am amazed at all the great questions. I feel like I am just rattling off answers nonstop for an hour!  I encourage you to go back and watch the previous year’s recordings:

I am going to be having the live session on Wednesday December 9th at 8:00 PM EST.  Inner Circle members can sign up for the webinar in the Inner Circle dashboard.  I’ll record the session to watch in the future if you miss it.  Head over to the Inner Circle Forum and check your email, I’m going to send out a form to ask questions if you can’t make it live, I’ll try to answer them during the sessions!

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up!  Bob Mangine, M.Ed, PT, ATC discusses Throwers Shoulder Rehab: Differences Between Quarterbacks and Pitchers.  In this presentation Bob discusses his philosophy on the rehabilitation of a thrower’s shoulder. This presentation will:

  • Define rates of shoulder injury in football.
  • Discuss effects of postural position.
  • Discuss treatments to prevent re-injury.

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

 

4 Ways I’m Evolving as a Coach

As I look back each year, I try to write an article on “what I have learned” for the year.  I think it helps me think more clearly but also show others that we should never stop learning, growing, and more importantly evolving.  Mike Robertson posted a great article recent on ways he is evolving as a coach:

 

How to Build Muscle Fast

I recently contributed my thoughts on how to build muscle fast EliteManMagazine.com.  They asked 54 “experts” what they thought.  It’s a great read and I will openly admit my response was the lamest.  I honestly thought that with 54 people chiming in, there would be a lot of info, you don’t need much from me!

 

 

 

 

Bilateral Versus Unilateral Training and Landmine Exercises

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and BreakingMuscle.com.

 

Inner Circle Updates

In this month’s Inner Circle webinar, I recorded a live demonstration of how I assess scapular position and movement.  I’ve had past talks on how to assess scapular position and how to treat scapular dyskinesis, however I want to put it all together with a demonstration of exactly how I perform a full scapular movement assessment and go over things I am looking for during the examination.  I thought this one came out great and will be a very valuable resource for you!

To access this webinar:

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Jeff Dugas, MD, from ASMI, discusses State of the Art: Treatment of Articular Cartilage Injury in the Active Patient.  In this presentation Dr. Dugas discusses treatment of various articular cartilage defects and the current research  behind these techniques. This presentation will:

  • Overview clinical evaluation.
  • Overview most recent research.
  • Discuss treatment algorithm for selecting type of treatment.
  • Discuss various treatments and their efficacy.

 

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

 

Black Friday is Coming!

Just a heads up that we will be having our annual Black Friday sale starting next Monday!  We’ll have at least 20% off many of my products.  Get ready…

 

Bilateral and Unilateral Training Equally Effective

A new articles was recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research comparing teh back squat and rear foot elevated split squats on strength and performance.  The short version is that they were both equally effective.  There is a time and place for both.  Read the full article for all the info, though:

 

10 Landmine Exercises You Should Try

The landmine is a really excellent piece of equipment that we use all the time at Champion.  Here is a great review of 10 exercises you can perform using the landmine:

 

 

 

Evidence Based CEUs and How to Keep Your Mind Open to New Ideas

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC, and Dean Somerset.

 

Inner Circle Updates

In this month’s Inner Circle webinar, I am going to show you a live demonstration of how I assess scapular position and movement.  I’ve had past talks on how to assess scapular position and how to treat scapular dyskinesis, however I want to put it all together with a demonstration of exactly how I perform a full scapular movement assessment and go over things I am looking for during the examination.

I’ll be filming the video and posting later this month.  Inner Circle members will get an email when it is posted, but if you aren’t a member now is the time to join and access all my past webinars too:

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Russ Paine, PT discusses Rehabilitation of SLAP Lesions Conservative and Post-Op.  In this presentation Russ discusses his philosophy on conservative management and post-op treatment of SLAP lesions. This presentation will:

  • Discuss areas of interest for evaluation of the shoulder.
  • Define and review shoulder stability.
  • Discuss both conservative and post-op treatment.
  • Overview return to throwing program after rehabilitation.

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

 

NATA Evidence Based CEUs

I know a lot of people are renewing their NATA certification in the next couple of months and looking for the new evidence-based CEUs, which are pretty hard to find!  The certification boards are really making this process unnecessarily complicated for the CEU providers and the ATCs, unfortunately.  Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC, who runs the Sports Medicine Research website I often share, has a few programs available from Human Kinetics that meet the new requirements:

 

New Thoughts From Dean Somerset

Dean Somerset recently wrote about 5 things that he admits to being wrong about, and more importantly, how’s he’s changed.  I like articles like this as I see many professionals either stuck in their way or spending more time defending their views instead of being open minding to new ideas.  It is very important to keep and open mind and ALWAYS keep learning.  If you find yourself defending your position more than evolving your position, you are probably doing it wrong.  Thanks for sharing Dean:

 

 

 

Planet Money and Strength Recovery After ACL Surgery

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from NPR.org and the Journal of Sports Rehabilitation.

 

Inner Circle Updates

I’m recording another live inservice from Champion PT and Performance next week to share for my Inner Circle members this month.  I’ll be discussing How to Perform and Coach Shoulder Program Exercises.  I’m still amazed at how I see simple rotator cuff and scapula exercises performed poorly on videos around the web.  In this webinar I’ll discuss how to perform these exercises optimally, but also how to coach someone how to do this better.  Simple concept, but very important.

In this webinar, I discuss:

  • How to correctly perform rotator cuff and scapula exercises
  • Coaching cues that you can use to assure proper technique
  • How to enhance exercises by paying attention to technique
  • How to avoid compensation patterns and assure shoulder program exercises are as effective as possible

I’ll post the video next week, but if you aren’t a member now is the time to join and access all my past webinars too:

 

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Join the 1000’s of others that RAVE about this program.  The sale ends November 1st at midnight EST.  Sign up now:

 

RehabWebinars.com Updates

Rehabwebinars.com has a new presentation up from Michael Ellerbusch, MD on Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Sports.

Michael Ellerbusch, MD discusses Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Sports.  In this presentation Dr. Ellerbusch discusses entrapment neuropathy, nerve conduction studies, and specific pathologies with examples. This presentation will:

  • Define peripheral nerve injuries.
  • Overview nerve conduction tests.
  • Discuss anatomy, signs and symptoms, and treatment of specific focal neuropathies.
  • Review clinical cases.

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

 

Planet Money

Npr.org has a really thought provoking article up on the large chain gym business (Planet Fitness specifically).  I was floored by this article and video.  It’s crazy from my perspective as a fitness and medical professional that people will manipulate anyone to make profit.  I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this int he comments section:

 

Strength Recover After ACL Reconstructions

There was a nice article up in the Journal of Sports Rehabilitation on Quadriceps and Hamstring Strength Recovery During Early Period of Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Following ACL Hamstring Tendon Autograph Reconstruction:

 

 

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