April 7, 2018

As we all know from basic physics, "an object in motion will stay in motion." The joints of the human body are no different. Injured tissue needs mobilization for proper bloodflow, and the production of synovial fluid is directly affected by the motions a joint goes th...

January 22, 2018

So you're in the gym killing it. You've been hammering away at this training program for 6 weeks and haven't deloaded. Your knee has been nagging at you and hurts every time you squat more than 135, but "No Pain, No Gain," right? You feel a pop and you rack the bar fas...

January 17, 2018

New year, new you, right? Well, the statistics would overwhelmingly argue against this, and to be honest, I'd agree that the odds are generally stacked against each one of us when it comes to achieving our goals. Whether this be in business, our personal lives, or in t...

January 7, 2018

It's no secret that what you put in your mouth affects your health. New "health food" trends arise each year and subsequently go the way of the dinosaur. But our #ketoveganlowcarbpaleorawblessedalkaline diets aren't saving us. Anyone who has been paying attention atten...

December 2, 2017

"There's no reason to be alive if you can't do deadlift!" Immortal words spoken by the great Jon Pall Sigmarsson (pictured here).  I don't just personally believe this because it's my favorite lift; it's not entirely inaccurate. Deadlifts are the most "functional" lift...

November 25, 2017

Every year, men (and occasionally women, no judgment here) all over the world grow out their mustaches to raise awareness for men's health. And of course, because mustaches are hilarious. But on a serious note, as male strength athletes we often have to pay even closer...

November 5, 2017

A pretty well-done study out of Australia recently determined that grip strength better predicted 4-year mortality than blood pressure. As a strength athlete and somebody who treats hypertension on a daily basis, I found this very interesting. Does this mean that we sh...

October 21, 2017

Every day, people in both the fitness community and in the general population are looking for that next superfood or that new hot supplement that will change their lives. At the same time, nutritional studies are constantly being published that show evidence one way or...

October 20, 2017

I see it every week in my clinic: a patient comes in fatigued, complaining about being sleepy all day. His blood pressure is mildly elevated, and his wife is sitting next to him, just as tired, because "his damn snoring keeps me up allllll night!" After collecting a li...

October 3, 2017

The shoulder joint is arguably the most complex joint in the human body (followed closely by the hip). It can be a very mobile joint, but its STABILITY is even more important. A mobile shoulder without stability is a quick ticket to the operating table. We need to shor...

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