Injury Prevention

Why Am I Having Sharp Shoulder Pain?
One very common pain complaint I hear from people who lift weights is shoulder pain, particularly with pressing and abduction movements. It shows up out of nowhere, and some movements hurt more than others. Say, for example, you've been lifting weights...
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How Can I Relieve Tension In My Neck?
If you have a desk job, chances are that by the end of a long day, your neck might be feeling pretty tight. Maybe you even get headaches, or feel that tightness all the way into your arms and wrists....
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Why Do Kettlebell Swings Hurt My Back?
We love kettlebell swings around here—and love hearing about how much you love them! What we don't love is hearing that some of you experience some back pain when you swing. I commonly see patients who have exercise-related low back...
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My Butt Is Doing What? Squats and Butt Wink
Chances are you've come across the term "butt wink" if you've done any amount of fitness reading online in the last few years! This growing discussion has made a lot of people curious and interested to learn more, as they work on...
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How Should I Treat My Sore, Tight Hip Flexors?
If your hip flexors often feel sore and tight, and you're wondering what might be causing that, and what you could do to make it feel better, you're not alone. Anterior hip pain is something many athletes and active people might be familiar...
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Deconstructing the Deload
Deload is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the strength and conditioning community.  You may have heard people say that they "are deloading this week."  Or they, "have deloaded in 12 weeks," or that, "deloading doesn't work."...
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Dynamic Warm-up: A 10 Minute Pre-Workout Routine for Women
It's important to perform a thorough warm-up before you start your training session. Warming up is integral, and if done properly can reduce your risk of injury and improve your performance. A good dynamic warm-up is designed to: Increase your...
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Deadlift Problems? Try These Variations
It's a fact - not everyone can deadlift a straight bar from the floor. Whether we're talking conventional or sumo deadlifts, not everyone can do them properly or safely. This could be a result of previous injuries or current mobility...
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