The Gift of an Injury
An injury can be a devastating setback, or a springboard to greater things. It's up to you.
Find Your Movement Medicine With Dr. Perry Nickelston, Ep 17
Dr. Perry Nickelston dropped by our podcast to chat about common athletic injuries, anatomy, and the importance of individual movement assessment.
Breaking Muscle HQ
3 Ways Yoga Can Heal and Prevent Back Pain
Yoga is all about balance, and if you have chronic back pain that's exactly what your body needs.
The Rabbit Hole of Back Pain: What Your Doctor Doesn't Want You to Know
Doctors don’t want you to understand your problem for fear they will lose money and your relatives that they told you to bring to them. Here's what you need to know to educate yourself on the matter.
Myths About Disc Bulges: They Are Not Forever - But Training Is
Let me shine a light for you in the darkness of the back pain night. Disc bulges and injuries are not forever, but there are some important things to know about treatment.
Perform, Recover, Rebuild: How Perspective Changes for the 40+ Athlete
Recovery shouldn't just become important to us when we're injured. It should be part of our permanent game. If you did "rehab" on a continuous basis, what would your life and performance look like?
Eric C. Stevens
Do This, Not That: What People With Shoulder, Wrist, Knee, or Calf Issues Should and Shouldn't Do
Reality is most of us are messed up in some way and there are just some things we shouldn’t do. But there’s always a way to work around a problem, avoid injury, and keep edging our way forward.
Proof That Functional Strength Training Cures Low Back Problems and Pilates Won't
Here are two MRI scans that show the clear, undeniable proof of the failure of long-term Pilates training and the success of functional strength rehabilitation methods to cure low back pain.
Why It's Sometimes Totally Okay to Lift With a Rounded Back
It can be advantageous to round your back when lifting heavy in your training. Because life doesn't always conveniently look like a barbell and sometimes we can't help but round our backs.
Heal Your Lower Back Pain With These 5 Yoga Poses
As an athlete, our activities are prone to causing tension in our lower backs. For relief from this pain and tension, do the following poses daily or at least after your workout.
How to Return to Training After a Low Back Injury
You've injured your lower back and you want to get back to training. What is the best way to proceed? What will help you heal up well so you can continue training? Here's my advice as a doctor.
Rehab Your Back Injury With Swimming, Not Surgery
When I was faced with back surgery, I used swimming instead to rehabilitate myself. I made a full recovery and research shows swimming is a great tool for back/spine injury rehab.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 24
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week - injury recovery, fat loss advice, strength training for endurance, and more!
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Dear Willow: Can Yoga Help My Low Back Pain?
This week a reader asks how yoga can help his back pain. Willow gives her recommendations on the best types of yoga, how to choose an instructor, and some self-assessment tools.
Preventing Common BJJ and CrossFit Injuries
BJJ practitioners and CrossFitters both want to spend as much time training as possible. Preventing low back and neck injuries is a huge part of this equation!
Traver H. Boehm
The Kettlebell Swing: Why It's the Perfect Exercise
Are you looking for an exercise to improve your posture, strengthen your posterior chain, strengthen your heart, AND help you lose weight? Look no further - you are looking for the kettlebell swing.
Scientific Analysis of the Kettlebell Swing, Snatch, and Carry
Are kettlebells good or bad for your back? What muscles do they really work? Scientists put the kettlebell to the test. Read on to find the answers.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
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