SI Joint Rehab (Part 3): Progressive Glute Strengthening

As promised, here is the last and final piece of my SI joint recovery posts (part 3). Part 1 was release, stretch, stabilize and activate. Part 2 was core work. And part 3 is a progressive glute strengthening program.   Strong glutes are essential to provide stability in the sacroiliac joint. If you are like … Continue reading SI Joint Rehab (Part 3): Progressive Glute Strengthening

Monday Musts

Must try: Seal Rows I love seal rows because they give you a well-developed back while avoiding spinal compression. They also prevent any unwanted movement as your body is pinned against the bench. I used them often during my rehab and program them regularly for accessory work. They force you to really squeeze and use … Continue reading Monday Musts

SI Joint Rehab (Part 2): Core Routine

Here is part 2 of how I fixed my SI joint pain. For part 1, click here. Part 2 is all about core stability. Strengthening your core muscles will be essential to stabilize the sacroiliac joint. Often a "strong core" is confused with abdominal work. And while this isn't meant to give you a 6 … Continue reading SI Joint Rehab (Part 2): Core Routine

How I fixed My SI Joint Pain (Part 1)

I never knew how common SI joint pain was (pregnancy related, training related or just everyday wear and tear) until I experienced pain daily for several months. I'm not an expert, just a successful patient. It's easiest if you watch the video that accompanies this (linked here).   After working with doctors, doing my own … Continue reading How I fixed My SI Joint Pain (Part 1)

Core Training: The Neglected Piece of Programming That Deserves More Attention

Core training has been a major buzz term over the last couple of decades. We hear it and immediately shut down – because let’s be honest, training your core sounds almost as exciting as standing in line at the DMV. Plus, we quickly realize that core training is often confused with abdominal work. "Five Minutes … Continue reading Core Training: The Neglected Piece of Programming That Deserves More Attention