This article is a complete guide to lumbar flexion in lifting. We’ll cover neutral vs. flexion, research on how dangerous (or not) flexion really is, and how to educate your clients on safe practices.
Prehab and Rehab Articles
Lift Safely: Despite advancements in the scientific, medical, and athletic communities, rates of muscle strains have remained largely unchanged over the last 30 years. Learn How to Prevent Muscle Strains with this article.
Due to the significance of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, we’ve put together a list and short take-home message of many recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses so you can cut straight to the chase of the results.
The most surprising finding of this analysis was that no training variable meaningfully predicted injury risk, including weekly training volume, per-lift training frequency, or proportion of training with loads in excess of 85% of 1RM.
Key Points Direct tensile loading of the biceps tendon is relatively minimal within the major powerlifting movements. Excessive stress, leading to biceps tendinopathy, is probably due to compression of the tendon against the surrounding soft tissue and bony structures. It is best to simply reduce stress along the involved tendon by manipulating training variables, allow […]
Trying to squat with achy knees can be tricky – you don’t want to lose too much strength, but you want to the problem to go away. Here’s what you need to do
Troubleshoot and correct any issues and pain in your shoulders from bench press with these drills from Dean Somerset.
I’ve examined just about every warm-up imaginable. Here’s what you need to know about some of the popular methods out there.
Some lifters relish the pain of DOMS (or delayed onset muscle soreness) as an indicator of success, but is that really the case?
Key points A muscle strain occurs when the strain energy the muscle is forced to absorb exceeds the strength of the tissue. Two-joint muscles are more susceptible to muscle strains, and nothing increases your likelihood of a strain more than a previous strain in the same muscle. Proper warm-ups, developing adequate mobility, and avoiding excessive fatigue […]
When a single kilo on the bar or a hundredth of a second on the clock can mean the difference between first and second place, we want to be able to tease out the effects of every aspect of preparation. Of particular interest is stretching and whether or not it should be a part of […]