Greg is a highly successful business owner down here in Franklin, TN that came to me with joint pain 4 months ago. He came to me for 1 simple reason. He has worked out numerous times, lost weight and always ended back up in injury...putting his weight BACK ON. He wanted someone he could work with and address all his injury. With all the pain, especially in his knees and all the surgeries he had we were able to work around and build up strength and mobility to provide him the
Lower Back Pain Continued...yes again.
You can probably tell by looking at the last few days worth of content that back pain is a bit more than just stretch this muscle/joint, strengthen that.
It takes a comprehensive approach at fixing the problem.
One of the areas that needs to be addressed is actual strength in the back.
Deadlift is my absolute favorite exercise to strengthen the back.
If it’s tolerable and not painful.
If it is not, we
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If your goal is to throw harder and perform better.
Better be doing mobility/flexibility work.
I personally love this one with the foam roller.
But the key with the foam roller is passive mobility will NOT give you what you want.
That’s why I like this particular exercise. Because you’re creating that’s link with the brain to say you’re lifting the arm, Lats need to turn down.
(But turn down for what?...sorry. Had to throw that Lil John
Throwers and Overhead Athletes
Here’s a really quick way to improve your shoulder mobility immediately.
Use the Internal Rotation check (hand behind your back) to check your motion first.
Then go into the stretch to open up the joint.
Here’s how you do it.
1️⃣ Use a PVC pipe, broom handle, long dowel rod, samurai sword 🗡 (just kidding don’t do that)
2️⃣ Use it to push straight back and find a stretch. Don’t push into pain.
3️⃣ Hold for 2-3 s
Throw, lift, or hit overhead? Better check internal rotation of your shoulder. Here’s a really fast check to see how flexible your rotator cuff and posterior (back side) shoulder joint is. Flexibility and mobility are so overlooked in developing true strength and even more what you’re actually wanting.... To throw harder, lift better and perform at your peak. You can’t perform at your peak with a lack of good mobility and flexibility. Check o
Shoulder Stretch for Lats. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to stretch extremely tight Lats on athletes. You can get so much more range out of the shoulder into flexion (reaching up) when they aren’t so tight pulling against you. Here’s a simple stretch to work on to release tight Lats. The key 🔑 is with rotating back into it. That puts the Lats on an incredible stretch. If you’ve been around me, you know I like dynamic stretching. Higher reps. Lower
Hey Throwing Athletes Try this exercise and see how stable your shoulder really is. This is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to stabilizing the shoulder for overhead activity such as a throw. You have to rely on grip, shoulder and shoulder blade strength to get the bell overhead without crashing down on your 💀. AND if you do it right it hits that Serratus Anterior muscle I keep talking about that’s so important! Here’s how you do it. 1️⃣ Turn