Diet or Deception and Troubleshooting the Lunge

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Adam Bornstein and Nick Rosencutter. 

 

Inner Circle Updates

My latest Inner Circle webinar was on “5 Tweaks to Make Shoulder Exercises Even More Effective.”  I discussed essentially a series of tips that I have picked up over the years, either from other clinicians or through published research, that you can use to tweak the way you perform shoulder exercises to make them more effective.  I’m working on getting the recording up next week!

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 Shane Wear on MRI of the Shoulder: How I Do It.  

In this presentation Dr. Wear discusses MRI interpretations of various shoulder diagnoses.  This presentation will:

  • Overview equipment, protocol, and interpretations.
  • Provide examples of various interpretations of diagnoses.
  • Discuss normal and abnormal interpretation.

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

 

Diet or Deception: The Problem with Nutrition Secrets

Adam Bornstein from Born Fitness has an article up on Diet or Deception: The Problem with Nutrition Secrets:

 

Troubleshooting the Lunge: How to Fix Your Form

Nick Rosencutter from Stack.com has an article up on Troubleshooting the Lunge: How to Fix Your Form:

 

 

Glutes, Squats, and Hip Thrusts from Bret Contreras

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Bret Contreras and Champion PT and Performance.

Inner Circle Updates

My next Inner Circle webinar will be on “5 Tweaks to Make Shoulder Exercises Even More Effective.”  I’ll be discussing essentially a series of tips that I have picked up over the years, either from other clinicians or through published research, that you can use to tweak the way you perform shoulder exercises to make them more effective.  This should be a fun one that I hope will give you some new ideas and twists on exercises.  The webinar will be Tuesday August 25th at 8:00 PM EST, but will be recorded for those that can not attend live.

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 Shane Wear, MD, from ASMI, who discusses MRI of the Shoulder: How I Do It.  In this presentation Dr. Wear discusses MRI interpretations of various shoulder diagnoses.  This presentation will:

  • Overview equipment, protocol, and interpretations.
  • Provide examples of various interpretations of diagnoses.
  • Discuss normal and abnormal interpretation.

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

Champion Physical Therapy and PerformanceI’ve been working really hard to get our latest educational product ready for launch, an online version of our Champion Performance Therapy and Training Seminar!  It contains 9 modules and over 6 hours of content covering everything everything we do at Champion to optimize mobility, improve strength and power, enhance speed and agility, and rehabilitate injuries.   The final touches are almost done so we’ll be releasing on Monday 8/17/15 for 20% off next week!

But, I have an even bigger special offer just for my Inner Circle members.  On Sunday, I’ll be sending an email to get your hands on the Champion Performance Therapy and Training Seminar earlier than everyone else, with an extra $10 off!  Considering it’s less than $10 to join my Inner Circle, this is sort of a no-brainer.  Be sure you are an Inner Circle member PRIOR to Sunday to be eligible for the additional $10 discount.

 

 

Bret Contreras Unleashing Glute Research

squat hip thrust bret contrerasBret Contreras has a bunch of interesting research coming out from his PhD thesis.  He’s had a busy summer of publications!  Two articles have recently been publish in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics looking at muscle activity between the back squat and hip thrust, as well as several squat variations:

Bret also wrote an article this week on his website regarding a really interesting experiment he did with two identical twins – one performed squats and the other hip thrusts – over a 6 week period.  The results are very interesting, check them out:

Advanced Core Training and Smart Group Training Warm Up Templates

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Smart Group Training and Dean Somerset.

Inner Circle Updates

My next Inner Circle webinar will be on “5 Tweaks to Make Shoulder Exercises Even More Effective.”  I’ll be discussing essentially a series of tips that I have picked up over the years, either from other clinicians or through published research, that you can use to tweak the way you perform shoulder exercises to make them more effective.  This should be a fun one that I hope will give you some new ideas and twists on exercises.  The webinar will be Tuesday August 25th at 8:00 PM EST, but will be recorded for those that can not attend live.

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 Michael Ryan, ATC, CSCS discussing Dynamic Flexibility, Static Stretching, and Resistance Stretching.  In this presentation Michael discusses different types of flexibility and how to use stretching to improve performance and reduce risk of injury.  This presentation will:

  • Overview of types of flexibility.
  • Review research on dynamic vs. static stretching.
  • Discuss stretching techniques to improve all types of flexibility.
  • Discuss when to use static stretching.

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

 

Advanced Core Training

Advanced Core TrainingDean Somerset just launched a great new product this week called “Advanced Core Training.”  Among the many great things about this product, Dean provides a detailed outline of core and hip function, and how he assesses these areas.  He then provides a simplified walkthrough of his approach to core training that can be used for everyone from rehab to elite performance.

 

 

 

 

It’s on sale through August 8th for only $59 (regular price is $97).  That’s a great price for a great product from Dean.

 

Smart Group Training Warmups – FREE Templates!

Smart Group Training Warm UpsI’ve talked a lot about Steve Long and Jared Woolever and what they are doing with Smart Group Training.  These guys have done a tremendous job make group training more individualized.  We use a lot of these principles at Champion.  These guys are offering their system of designing group training warm ups for FREE this week!  They provide 6 done-for-you templates based on both mobility and stability needs, videos of every drill, and even a video of an inservice they performed discussing how they build their warm-ups.

Great stuff, especially for FREE!  Thanks for providing guys!

 

 

 

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.