Low Back Pain When Deadlifting? Start With Good Mornings

The good morning was one of the first strength exercises i did during my first 3 months of recover from my L5S1 herniated disc. Why is it such a great movement if you have low back pain? #1. It’s very similar to movements such as the Romanian deadlift or high hip...

I’m Leaning To One Side During Deadlifts, What Do I Do?

Do you have a side to side imbalance? Notice that one side of your core is working more than the other during deadlifts? Leaning to one side during this movement? Have trouble doing single leg deadlifts and balancing on one leg? Check out the video below for a...

3 Kettlebell Exercises To A Pain Free Deadlift

All 3 of these kettlebell exercises I did before I even touched the barbell again for deadlift. I had to take the time to rebuild my hip hinge position and stability as well as fixed the strength imbalances I had. I love the 1 arm sumo deadlift because it puts your...

A 5 Mile Run or a 5k Row as NOT an Active Recovery Day

I’m going to say it again because it is that important to get in your head: “A 5 mile run or a 5k row is NOT an active recovery day.” When someone tells you this was their “active recovery day” it no longer becomes an active recovery day — it an actual workout....

Increasing Core Stiffness For A Happy Spine

Proximal stability is critical for distal athleticism. Core stability gives us the ability to bare load & perform movements of high motor control. Let’s take the back squat. If we lack core stability and stiffness, our body will be unable to bare the load &...