3 Tips: Breathing, Bracing and Finding Your Neutral Pelvis (for chronic low back pain)

    When it comes to chronic lower back pain, breathing, bracing and being able to find YOUR neutral pelvis will always have a HUGE impact on how you recover. The medical industry over complicates and treats back pain as if it’s cancer. They cut away at your discs and fuse the bones together as […]

First 2 steps to moving better and getting back pain relief (Fundamentals of Movement Part 1)

  The first thought to come to my mind once my acute back pain started turning into chronic pain was DEFINITELY not about learning to move better. Instead if fixing the way I was moving and using my body, I spent hours on Google and YouTube searching for the answer. I was desperately looking for […]

Back pain with the Lat Pull-Down? Here’s how you fix it

  Believe it or not, you can actually make your back injury WORSE by doing the Lat Pull-Down the wrong way. If you’re looking for ways to improve the way you train and promote good health and healing to a bad back, the Lat Pull-Down is another exercise you need to dial in. This week’s […]

5 Popular back pain products that don’t work the way you think.

  Have you ever contemplated buying that magic gel cushion the salesman promised would eliminate all your lower back pain? Have you ever bought one of those velcro braces to strap around your trunk to give you “extra support” because the doctor who sold it to you said it will help brace your spine? When […]

How to Release a Tight Psoas (lliopsoas) : A simple solution for a complex muscle

    When you start talking about stretching or releasing tight muscles like the Psoas (iliopsoas) most people just start looking at you weird and try to redirect your attention back with “what about my tight hamstrings?”. When you’re trying to peel back the many layers to your back pain and you are finally at a […]

Hip Hinging: 90% of people make these 2 mistakes

Most people experience the most pain when initiating any kind of forward bending. Everyone’s lower back pain case is different but ALL back pain cases need to understand what it really means to hip hinge and what muscles need to be engaged to prevent reoccurring pain. Don’t trick yourself by throwing a PVC pipe on your […]

Lower Body Exercises for Back Pain Sufferers Part II: Body Weight and Loaded

Last week we hit the essential “first steps” to training your lower body while dealing with back pain. I go into detail on the key warm-up drills and exercises I do that help get the muscles I need firing. You can check that out here. This week we are going to go over the top […]

Leg Training With Back Pain Part 1: The Warm up and Pre-Firing

  One of the most common conversations I have with people regarding back pain is how they should train their legs. Some people are in search for ways to train AROUND the pain while others want their form fixed or core strengthened in attempt to reduce or take away the pain. No matter your goals, I […]

A simple approach to addressing undiagnosed back pain

There are claims of over 85% of back pain suffers going undiagnosed (McGill)  This is a HUGE topic that has been debated for years amongst some of the top physicians in the world. For some, these undiagnosed pains lead to assumptions that the pain is all in our heads. Basically, our brains could be the sole reason […]