4 Tips to Progressing Safely With Back Pain

    When it comes to lower back pain and following an at home rehab program, I have narrowed it down to 2 things that play a major role in the amount of success most people either see or don’t see. Number 1: Not knowing if what they are doing is the BEST thing for them. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Test and Correct The Way You Brace Your Core to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Listen up!  I get way too many emails talking about how people are correcting their movement mechanics but still experiencing lower back pain when bending, lifting etc. There is a missing link. It’s called abdominal bracing! This week I wanted to cover not only how to brace your core to protect your lower back but how […]

Pseudo-Sciatica: 1 Simple test to diagnose what you think is Sciatica

Pseudo-Sciatica is a real thing and it’s costing people a lot of time and headache chasing something that isn’t there. For years I was convinced I was dealing with some kind of sciatica from the symptoms I was experiencing. I would get this weird numbing sensation from my butt down into my leg which would always […]

Ab Exercises that are bad for your back.

There is definitely a list of ab exercises that you need to stop doing if you have back pain. Odds are, your doctor told you to “be more active” or to “strengthen your core”. What they don’t tell you is that you could go to the gym and do the exact exercise that will end up […]

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10 Critical exercise mistakes that are causing you back pain

Working out with back pain can be brutal. One day it seems to relieve your pain and the next day your laid up in bed on as much Ibuprofen and Tylenol as Google.com says is safe to take. The fact of the matter is if you’re constantly battling back pain in the gym you need […]

WOW! 25 Bad habits you do daily that are causing you back pain.

You know what all the stretches and back pain relief exercises in the world can’t do for you? Change bad habits that are causing your back pain. I call this the “Pain Cycle”. It’s the little things you do every day without even thinking. Unfortunately, it’s these little, over looked habits that are keeping you in pain […]

4 Exercises to Sneak Into Your Desk Bound Day

  4 Exercises to Sneak Into Your Desk Bound Day (without looking like you’ve gone completely crazy)   You’re stuck at your desk all day long.  Your eyes glued to the screen, clamoring to catch up with all your work.  You know it’s bad for you to sit still for so long. “Sitting is the […]