3 Tips For Performing Dips Without Trashing Your Shoulders

Times have certainly changed since my shoulder injury back in 2002. I became a dad after 6 long years of trying, I won an online poker tournament beating over 700 players, I’ve guzzled more ‘Kev Light’s’ than I can remember and I’ve developed quite a few tips and tricks to keep my shoulder strong and pain-free. A…

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Layin’ It Down With Ratt & Exercises For Knees Of Steel

As I’m finishing up my workout this morning to the awesome song ‘Lay It Down’ by Ratt — YES the band from the 80’s — (hey, what can I say, I’m a total 80’s metal freak) Anyway, I got an email from a reader asking what’s up with her lunges. She feels like whenever she performs lunges her…

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5 Reasons You Should Asian Squat

Usually when I get questions about knee pain when performing squats it involves traditional forms like barbell or front squats.  However, this question from Cai asked about knee pain while doing an Asian Squat and what could be causing it.  If you’re not familiar with the Asian Squat (which I honestly wasn’t) it’s a deep ass-to-grass type…

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Is Your Brain Causing Knee Pain?

I’m always telling my 9 year-old daughter Briana how powerful her brain is because I want her to understand that how she uses her mind determines what she can achieve.  The human brain is one seriously powerful piece of machinery that affects so many things in the body — even when it comes to pain.  I got a…

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How To Conquer Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation Like A Boss

If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I’ve had my share of struggles with more injuries than I care to remember.  But, the first time I remember having chronic pain was back in 2000 when I had a nagging bout of sacroiliac joint inflammation.  Everytime I moved a certain way or twisted my…

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3 Ways To Kill The ‘Weak Links’ That Cause Hip Pain

If you’ve ever heard the saying ‘A chain is only as strong as its’ weakest link’ then you’ll dig what I’m talking about today.  I’m digging into 3 ways to kill the weak links that often cause hip pain.  Think of your body as a chain and when you experience pain it’s because one or more of…

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Don’t Pay For Your Doctor’s New BMW

 Nothing gets me more pissed off than seeing people being forced to give up playing sports, training hard and living a physically active life the way they want because of pain or injuries.  Look, I know how it feels when you’ve tried every conceivable solution and nothing works.  Doctor visits, cortisone shots, ice, heat, stretching, pain relievers,…

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Unusual Trick To Unlock Stiff Ankles

Recently I got a question asking about knee pain when doing lunges. Now, I’ve done videos on this topic before like my secret ‘jedi’ lunge exercise tips to stop knee pain and the real reason lunges = knee pain but this one had another issue I hadn’t discussed… How stiff ankles can cause knee pain. And, most importantly, what you…

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How To Stop Squats From Wrecking Your Lower Back

A reader of this blog named Kathy wrote me a question asking about low back pain during squats.   She watched my video on how to stop knee pain when squatting and now she’s feeling some lower back pain on her left side.   I thought this would be a good issue to address for anyone…

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