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...

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 Warm Up For Before Heavy Deadlifting

Before my injury, I rarely warmed up. I didn’t take the necessary time to prep my body for heavy lifting. After my injury and going through my recovery process with Active Life, I understand the importance of a proper warm-up. I now treat my warm-ups just as, if not...

3 Exercises For Shoulder Health

3 Exercises For Shoulder Health Even though I had a back injury, these 3 exercises were still incorporated during my recovery process and I continue to do them today. For optimal shoulder health, you must ask yourself these questions and take action to fix them: are...

Low Back Pain? Try “Cat / Cow”

When you are having low back pain, tightness, or spasming, sometimes all it takes is some light stretching to help the area calm down and provide relief. One of my favorite go to’s when this occurs is the “Cat / Cow.” Start in the quadruped position (on all four’s)....