Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff Injuries: An Overview

Shoulder impingement is a common problem among athletes, especially those involved in heavy resistance training. As such, today’s topic will focus primarily on shoulder impingement and acute (key word here: acute) partial rotator cuff (RC) tears for younger individuals involved in regular athletic activity.  Shoulder pain, a common injury that affects millions, is the second … Continue reading Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff Injuries: An Overview

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