Split Squats – Only Feeling the Back Leg (FIX)

Troubleshooting when you don’t feel the front leg working Split squats are an awesome exercise to build the legs, but not if you are ONLY feeling the back leg working. Why is it that the back leg is working so hard? Is there any way to fix this common issue on split squats? YES. In this post, you’ll learn why the back leg often gets overworked on split squats and what you can do about it! Watch the video and read the blog below to learn!

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When Breathing Exercises FAIL | Case Study

If breathing exercises don’t change symptoms, what’s next? Although exercises I teach do WONDERS for symptom relief, you don’t always get the incredible results that people show on social media. Sometimes the results are mild. Sometimes you even FAIL. This case study I’m about to show you is an example of that. Here, you’ll see that I get pretty solid changes on the table, but symptoms are minimally impacted. What do you do then? Watch the video and read the case report below to learn.

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The Flat Foot Fix

These movements will help you restore your foot arch If you have a flat foot, you may notice you also present with some of the following things: Feeling “stuck” in an anterior pelvic tilt/deep low back arch Your knees cave in during many movements You experience shin or knee pain (see this meta-analysis) Orthotics unfortunately aren’t working the way you thought they would either. Is there a conservative way to improve foot dynamics? YES! Choosing exercises that help the foot arch rise can be KEY to improving your foot dynamics. And guess what? NONE of them entail picking up marbles or curling your toes. Watch the video and read the post below to learn about it.

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Tight Upper Trap – The Hidden Cause That Stretching Won’t Fix

The real reason your traps are tight The upper trap, the muscle along the sides of your neck, is a common cause of neck pain and tension. Most people try to fix this tension by stretching their necks. But I hate to break it to you… Stretching doesn’t work That’s because the upper trap is NOT tight for the reasons you’d think it was. In this post, I’ll give you the REAL reason the upper trap gets tight, and what you can do about it. Check it out below.

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If Lunges Hurt DO These 3 Drills

These moves work FAST Do you have knee pain during lunges? Sometimes the perfect technique isn’t enough. You might need more help. In this article, I’ll show you my favorite exercises for making knees stronger and less painful. Soon you’ll be lunging like a CHAMP! Watch the video and read below to learn more!

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Overhead Press Pain: The FIX You’re Missing

4 Exercises That Alleviate Shoulder Pain FAST! If you’ve got overhead press pain, you’ve got to try these three fixes to help loosen up your arms and take stress off the shoulders. Overhead pressing can be troublesome because it requires a lot of shoulder mobility to ensure solid technique. Without it, you can expect your low back to arch, your shoulder to ache, and your weights to be small. But good news! I’ve got three movements that will loosen up your shoulders and help you with any pain while overhead pressing. Check out the video and post below to learn about it. Get Lower Rib Cage First, it’s important to place attention on the lower rib cage. If the lower ribs are flared out, then the upper lung will have trouble filling and supporting the shoulder blade. And no shoulder blade stability means no shoulder joint mobility! To cue this rib cage position, I like quadruped on elbows. Quadruped on Elbows Start on elbows and knees, forming a triangle shape with your forearms Exhale slowly and pull the belly up toward the ceiling while tucking the hips Press the palms flat into the ground Push the inner elbow through the ground making sure to stay long from top of the head to tail Take an easy inhale through the nose Exhale slowly, but fully, sighing out through the mouth Pause for 5 seconds before repeating for 5 breaths Mistakes to look out for: Don’t crunch when exhaling. Ribs coming backward

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Curing Split Squat Knee Pain FAST!

The Split Squat ESSENTIALS You Are Missing You’ve mastered the split squat form, but you’re still getting knee pain during? Did you ever think that maybe your split squat technique is NOT the issue? Maybe you’re focusing on the wrong things. Don’t worry, I’ll show you the right drills to shift your efforts towards. I’m going to give you the 3 drills that will loosen up your hips, strengthen your knees, and reduce knee pain during split squats. And make sure to stick around until the end because I’ve got a little present for you to try afterward.

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High Foot Arch – This 1 Trick Fixes It

High arches can impact your movement. Here’s what you can do If you… Have really high arches Grip your toes when you do challenging exercises Can’t feel your heels or balls of feet pushing into the ground Then I have a simple solution for you. One that will enhance your mobility, ability to put force into the ground, and sense feeling grounded. The best part? You won’t need to buy any extra equipment! This post will show you a simple trick to use during common exercises and why it works so dang well. Check out the post, video, and podcast below to learn what it is.

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He Touched His Toes with 2 Exercises

Can you really touch your toes THAT QUICK? Touching your toes is one of those overall body markers of flexibility, but what if your toes are sooooo far away? Really, a lack of toe touch boils down to addressing one of two issues. And if you can address those issues with targeted exercises, the toe touche can quickly improve. In this post, you are going to learn what those issues are, and I’ll illustrate how to address them through a case study.

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Rib Flare – FIX It for Good

If your lower ribs jut forward, here’s the cure If your ribs stick out or you have a deep arch in your lower back, you MUST check this post out. Because your ribs looking this way…is NOT structural. Instead, your body is using a movement strategy that contributes to the lower ribs appearing prominent, impacting your ability to contract your abs and move well. Below, you’ll learn why rib flares exist and what you can do about it. Watch the video and read the post below to learn more!

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How to Get Patients to do Exercises (improve buy-in)

Exercises don’t work if your clients don’t buy in or execute them well Exercise selection IS NOT the biggest barrier to client success. What is? The client ACTUALLY carrying out the home exercise program and performing the exercises to your standard. Sadly, there isn’t a magical breathing technique that can help increase client compliance. But there is something that does–an effective communication system. What I’m going to show you in this post and video is the PROVEN system that I use that both enhance client/patient compliance and ensures that their exercise program is carried out savagely well.

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Activity Modification When You Are Hurt – 3 Most Effective Ways

How doing less can actually help you move more Have you ever tried to rehab someone in pain, but their progress continues to stall because they keep doing activities that cause problems? You know, the person who continues to get in their own way? Although maintaining a physically active lifestyle is important for one’s health and wellbeing, some activities can be counterproductive during the rehab process. The cure can become the poison. What are we to do? Stop moving and breathe on the ground FOREVER? No. God…no. Instead, we want to couple a stellar rehab program with activity modification, choosing activities that complement or enhance the rehab goal as opposed to getting in the way. In today’s post, I’m going to show you the following: Why activity modification is ESSENTIAL for a successful rehab,  How NOT modifying activities can create a failure in patient outcomes the 3 ways I modify activities to SPEEDILY help some achieve pain-freedom How to help patients and clients buy-in to temporarily stopping the tasks they may love, but get in the way. Sound useful? Check out the video and post below to learn more.

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