One of the biggest pillars to treating lower back pain is here: Core Essentials

The number one reason I started this site was to offer other back pain suffers hope and direction other than the typical medical system. I knew there was a way out and was determined to spend the next 7+ years of my life in the trenches testing and fine-tuning what worked and didn’t. My approach […]

YouTube Live: Exercise with Spinal Fusion and When is exercise bad for back pain

  These past two weeks I have spent a little time getting to know YouTube Live while answering some recent questions I have gotten from you guys in my inbox. Some of the questions can be read about in more detail through articles I have published over the past few years. What I wanted to […]

3 Must-Follows When Exercising With Back Pain

  What happens when the doctor releases you back into the wild and says “Go, go and resume normal activity, oh and make sure to exercise more!”. Rehab is over and your insurance doesn’t have any more allowance for weekly physio visits. Well, now you’re on your own. This can be a scary and extremely […]

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 […]