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:

 

 

 

 

Motor Control, Grip Strength, and Squatting Like a Baby

This week’s Stuff You Should Read has a lot of updates from Jim Ronai, Rob Sutton, and Dean Somerset.

 

Inner Circle Updates

My latest Inner Circle webinars on “How to Work with Professional Athletes” and “5 Tips for Treating Scapular Winging” are now available.  If you missed them live, check out the recording of them.

Click the links below to access either of the webinars:

My next live webinar will be on Wednesday November 19th at 8:00 PM EST.  I’m going to be discussing more about professional development with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Rehab and Fitness Professionals.

Every month I have an awesome discount on a product that is exclusive to Inner Circle members.  This month’s product discount is 1 FREE month of RehabWebinars.com, which I think is one of the best educational websites out there.  RehabWebinars.com has well over 100 webinars on pretty much any topic you can think of for sports medicine, rehab, and fitness professionals.  We’ve teamed up with the American Sports Medicine Institute to include their educational curriculum for their fellowship programs in RehabWebinars.com!  You’ll be viewing the same content as if you were an ASMI fellow, plus a lot more!

All this for only $5!  You’ll get access to all my webinars, plus more exclusive discounts every month:

 

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RehabWebinars.com Updates

Speaking of RehabWebinars.com, they recently posted a new webinar by Jim Ronai, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS on Muscle Activation to Maximize Performance.  In this presentation, Jim discusses:

  • The benefits of muscle activation on joint stability, neuromuscular control, and injury prevention
  • Anatomical considerations
  • How to obtain functional dynamic stability
  • The principles of muscle activation and motor control
  • Examples of drills, progressions, and program design

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

 

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How and Why You Should Work on Grip Strength

Grip strength is an important, yet often overlooked, component to maximal performance.  Often times, grip strength is the limiting factor from increasing your lifts.  Champion PT and Performance strength coach Rob Sutton has a great article on how he programs different drills to maximize grip strength for performance.

 

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Why Adults Can’t Squat Like Babies

Dean Somerset does an excellent job discussing why it probably isn’t possible to squat like babies once we are adults.  I always thought it was funny to compare the form of babies, who do not have full boney development, with that of an adult, let alone an adult that has been sitting for the majority of the last 50 years.  Good job Dean.

 

 

 

Multiplanar Shoulder Strength and Stability

This week’s Stuff You Should Read has a lot of updates from my Inner Circle, the Champion Physical Therapy and Performance blog, and The WOD Doc.

 

Inner Circle Updates

This month’s Inner Circle webinar will be on 5 Tips for Treating Scapular Winging.  I’ll be sharing 5 of the drills and techniques I use to assisted with those people with significant winging, such as those with a neurological involvement.

The webinar will be held live on Wednesday October 29th at 8:00 PM EST but I’ll get a recording up in the Inner Circle dashboard as soon as possible.

 

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Huge Sale on ShoulderSeminar.com

My huge sale of $150 off ShoulderSeminar.com ends this week!  You also get 1 free month of RehabWebinars.com.  This is an amazing deal on my most popular program.  It’s a fully online 8-week program teaching you everything I do to evaluate and treat the shoulder.  The sale ends October 31st at midnight EST.

 

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What’s New on the Champion Blog

If you haven’t seen it yet, my new PT and performance center, Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, has started a blog that is going to be filled with great content from the Champion team, including myself.  There are a bunch of new articles to catch up on.  You should definitely follow us over there as we’ll have a great variety of health, fitness, and rehab related content.  Here are the last few articles to check out:

 

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Multiplanar Shoulder Strength and Stability

I recently did a quick video post with Tim Simansky on his TheWODdoc.com website.  We discussed a few techniques I use to enhance shoulder strength and stability

 

 

 

Working with Pro Athletes, ACL Surgery, and My Systems

This week’s Stuff You Should Read has a lot of updates from my Inner Circle, RehabWebinars.com, and the Champion Physical Therapy and Performance blog.

 

Inner Circle Updates

My latest Inner Circle webinar on “Integrated Manual Therapy Techniques” is now available.  Together with my last webinar on how to design functional rehabilitation programs, you can get a great sense of my system for writing rehabilitation programs, transitioning to strength and conditioning, and how to integrate manual therapy.

As we build out our systems at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, I’m going to start sharing some of our concepts. Click the links below to access either of the webinars:

My next live webinar will be on Tuesday September 30th at 8:00 PM EST.  I will be discussing How to Work with Professional Athletes and outline many of the things I learned working with pro athletes my whole career.

This month’s exclusive product discount for Inner Circle members is $30 off my Optimal Shoulder Performance DVD with Eric Cressey.  This was Eric and I’s first project together and still a classic.  This is mandatory info for any fitness or rehab specialist that deals with shoulders.  Remember this deal is only valid for Inner Circle members until the end of September so don’t delay!

All this for only $5!  You’ll get access to all my webinars, plus more exclusive discounts every month:

 

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RehabWebinars.com Updates

Dr. Jeff Dugas of ASMI in Birmingham, AL discusses the latest info on ACL Surgery in Athletes: Where Are We Today?  Dr. Dugas gives an overview to his approach to treating athletes with ACL tears at the American Sports Medicine Institute, in Birmingham, AL.  In this detailed presentation, he discusses:

  • Basic science of ACL reconstruction
  • Physiological healing timeframes following surgery
  • Surgical technique and ACL graft options
  • Summary of ASMI’s current preferred techniques for athletes

Please visit RehabWebinars.com to learn more about joining and accessing this webinar and more than 100 hours of more great content:

 

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New Champion Blog

If you haven’t seen it yet, my new PT and performance center, Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, has started a blog that is going to be filled with great content from the Champion team, including myself.  There has already been some great content from Director of Physical Therapy Lenny Macrina and Strength Coach Malcolm Goodridge.  You should definitely follow us over there as we’ll have a great variety of health, fitness, and rehab related content: