When assessing and fixing the cause of knee pain, there is one factor that many completely miss. The motion of tibial rotation. Let me explain. You see, as you descend into a squat your knee moves towards and (in some people) eventually over the toes. This motion comes from the ankle joint (called dorsiflexion). RestrictionsContinue reading What Is Tibial Rotation & Why You Should Know About It!
Why Technique Matters
A common theme that has been recently perpetuated through the medical and injury rehabilitation communities is the oversimplification of injury science to the equation of load versus capacity and the disregard for the influence of movement quality. Simply put, many believe technique quality when lifting is not a key factor in injury risk but ratherContinue reading Why Technique Matters
HOW DOES EXERCISE CHANGE THE BRAIN?
Exercise is associated with many improved health outcomes, including the reduction of over 40 diseases and conditions (including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, sarcopenia, hypertension, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, DVT, some cancers & even heart failure) . It has become common knowledge that exercise is one of the leading strategies to maintaining optimal health and longevity, with someContinue reading HOW DOES EXERCISE CHANGE THE BRAIN?
The FIRST Wide Toe Box Weightlifting Shoe
Are you sick and tired of NARROW weightlifting shoes? All they do is pinch/smash your toes together! When this happens, it makes it harder to maintain a stable arch, spread your bodyweight evenly across the ideal tripod foot which means less balance and have optimal control of your lower body to resist excessive knee caveContinue reading The FIRST Wide Toe Box Weightlifting Shoe
Does The Intervertebral Disc Adapt To Load?
Over the past few years there has been quite the debate amongst many in the scientific community as to the extent of which the spine has the ability to adapt. While it is commonly accepted that the vertebral bones have the ability to adapt and become stronger/more dense with correctly dosed loading (a reason whyContinue reading Does The Intervertebral Disc Adapt To Load?
Do You Love Coffee?
If you’re like me, coffee is an essential part of your day. It’s a pillar of your morning routine and even there to prime your daily workouts. Recently, I’ve teamed up with Caffeine & Kilos to create the “Squat University Squat Day Blend.” It’s a medium roast with a smooth and bold taste & 20%Continue reading Do You Love Coffee?
Will Training Your Abs Increase Your Barbell Lifts?
An Excerpt from “Deadlift Dynamite” by Andy Bolton and Pavel Tsatsouline. Rif chuckles that with weak abs, you will “fold like a melted cheese sandwich under a heavy squat or deadlift.” Even if you do not end up in a hospital, you will lose your leverage and strength. A Soviet study determined that a lifter willContinue reading Will Training Your Abs Increase Your Barbell Lifts?
Should You Wear Arch Support? (The TRUTH Behind Orthotics)
It is common for many in the medical community to recommend an orthotic for those dealing with foot pain under the assumption that they need to support the foot. Unfortunately, this approach does not address the root cause of the problem. More often than not, it is the shoe that is at fault. This isContinue reading Should You Wear Arch Support? (The TRUTH Behind Orthotics)
How to Fix Foot Pain (‘Plantar Fasciitis’ & Other Common Problems)￼￼￼
Are you dealing with foot pain? Today we’re going to talk about how to start the rebuilding process out of pain and back to normal life again! This is part 6 of a series titled “Foot Pain (How To Fix ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ and Other Common Foot Problems)” Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Foot Anatomy 101 (NormalContinue reading How to Fix Foot Pain (‘Plantar Fasciitis’ & Other Common Problems)￼￼￼
How To Evaluate Your Foot Pain
The cause of most foot related problems such as ‘plantar fasciitis’ can be traced back to your poorly fitting shoes. With this understanding we can start a screening process to uncover the cause of your foot pain by evaluating your footwear! This is part 5 of a series titled “Foot Pain (How To Fix ‘PlantarContinue reading How To Evaluate Your Foot Pain