3 Gym Exercises to Avoid if You Have Shoulder Pain

This weeks blog post is inspired by a question I get frequently. “What exercises should I avoid for my shoulder?” Shoulder injuries are extremely prevalent in an athletic population. I would bet everyone knows someone who deals with chronic shoulder pain. Often times, the exercises we are doing can aggravate that condition making it worse,…

How to Effectively Use Your Weight-Lifting Belt

If you have stepped foot in a gym you have undoubtedly noticed at least one person who seems to always be wearing their belt, but why?  How does this actually benefit us? It seems like to many people wearing your lifting belt simply goes with being in the gym. This is a common misconception that…

3 Exercises Every CrossFit Athlete Should Be Doing

CrossFit has certainly become very popular in the recent years, and for good reason, it is a very time efficient way to build muscle and burn body fat! With fatigue however comes laxity in form. This can be a recipe for injury, but it doesn’t have to be. The amount of mobility required to complete…

Breathing and Core Stabilization

How many of you have heard the phrase “chest breathing”? Though many athletes don’t pay much attention to how they breathe, it is an integral part to both performance and over-all health. A quick drill to test this is to lie on your back knees up, one hand on your chest and one hand on your…

Posterior Shin Splints in Runners

Are you an avid runner? Have you been experiencing what may feel like calf pain at the beginning of, and after your workout? Something I have been treating a lot lately particularly in runners is a condition called Posterior Shin Splints aka Posterior Tibial Tendonitis or Posterior Tibial syndrome. A Bit About Anatomy The Tibialis…