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How Much Pain is Too Much Pain?

 

When this question comes up, it’s either 1 of 2 responses:

1st - Typically from the CrossFit athletes - “No pain is too much pain. We just push through pain.”

2nd - “Any pain is too much pain. I stop when I feel...

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Average is not normal

 

As athletes, we tend to judge ourselves based on what is common, or average. We see other athletes performing a certain way, and we determine if we are performing well. We look at how much weight someone else is lifting, how fast their marathon...

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Can't feel your muscles? 3 STEPS TO FEEL IT FIRE!

 

Control and stability is a very important concept to understand. It is very important for pain management, injury prevention, and performance potential. 

At times, though, it seems as though one side of the body is working harder than the...

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Adductor SMASH! Throw out that foam roll!

 

Throw out the foam roll for this one! Because we have a better option for you.

The adductor muscle group is the large muscle group on the inside of the thigh, traveling from the groin to the inside of the knee. The location of these muscles helps...

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Belted Walks - The BETTER Version Of Banded Monster Walks

 

Hips feel weak? Get tired quickly? Not "engaging" or "activating" enough? Say no more... give this modified monster walk a shot. 

This simple modification uses a weight lifting belt (or any other belt) and a resistance band to focus on pelvic...

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Nervous about deadlifts? Give this a shot - The Belted Deadlift

 

Deadlifts save lives... That's a fact.  Or atleast they help reduce back pain and improves athletic resilience.

Deadlifts are great for fixing low back pain, strengthening the control and stability of the trunk (ie "core strengthening"),...

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If you could avoid knee surgery, would you?

Uncategorized Jul 01, 2021

If you could avoid knee surgery, would you?

Of course you would! No one wants to get cut open if they don't have to. So here's some good news for you - PT has been shown to be just as effective as surgery in a study looking at the meniscus of the...

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Deadlifting Fixes Back Pain: Part 2

Uncategorized Jul 01, 2021

Following up on Part 1 (Here's a link to it), deadlifting is the best thing for back pain when implemented correctly.

Reasons #1,2,3 were on part 1. Here are #4,5.

4. Deadlifting trains spine stabilization

Learning how to control the spine (trunk...

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Deadlifting Fixes Back Pain: Part 1

Deadlifting fixes back pain.

Sounds like a bold statment, doesn't it? And completely contradictory to typical advice on low back pain. But it is true! Personally, deadlifting was a key component to relieving the back pain I dealt with.

Here's the...

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Here's How To Resolve Acute Swelling And Inflammation

 

We have all experienced swelling at some point, whether from ankle sprains, ACL reconstruction, shoulder surgery, tennis elbow, or just swollen ankles from sitting around too much. Sometimes it just goes away, other times it seems to linger....

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