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 […]

Lower back tightness? Test your feet for issues with this technique

  If you want to beat back pain without doctors and drugs you have to be willing to test different things out on your body. What I have been focusing on these last two weeks is how to test the Superficial Back Line for tension and potential hot points where dysfunctions could form. For you specifically, […]

The Superficial Back Line (SBL) and Back Pain: A super simple stretch to bring relief

There is a myofascial connection called the Superficial Back Line (SBL) that extends from the bottom of your toes, up the back of your body, and to the top of your head. Unfortunately, when most people treat back pain, they try to break the body down into separate segments and only treat the segment that hurts. […]

1 Simple test that can reduce your lower back tightness.

  A trick I learned early on when trying to get control of my back pain was a simple technique you can use to tell whether or not your lower back muscles are contracted or relaxed. A part of your pain cycle is not giving your body the time it needs to relax and do […]

A simple approach to reducing your back pain while bending

  When it comes to picking apart your own pain cycle, you have to pay attention to the details. The best place to start when trying to ditch your doctor and flush your pain meds is to look at the activities you do every day. Not just the ones that cause pain but simply the […]