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Knee Pain

Sagittal Plane Still Matters!

There’s been a ton of talk lately about how important the hip and ankle are to knee health. And I’ve done a lot of the talking, so trust me, I don’t disagree with this sentiment! A smart approach to knee assessment and training will absolutely include looking at the entire kinetic chain, and especially the […]

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3 S’s for Stronger Knees

8 years ago, I suffered a knee injury that caused me to radically changed the way I look at my body. When you’re young and healthy, you may take what you have for granted. But if you’ve ever had an issue with any joint in your body, you quickly realize how important it is to […]

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The Chicago In-Service Is HERE!

Whether you’re new to RTS products, or you’re looking for something that fills in the gaps, the Chicago In-Service can help YOU! Check it out via the link below: The Chicago In-Service Discount pricing is available through Friday, April 13th, at midnight, EST, so if you want to save yourself $30 pick up your copy […]

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Knee Strengthening Exercises

Knee pain sucks. And while I’ve already discussed the topic of knee pain numerous times here before, if you’re new to the site I’d highly recommend checking out the articles below as a primer. Knee Pain Basics, Part I Knee Pain Basics, Part II Knee Pain Basics, Part III I’ve been thinking about this quite […]

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Ankle Dysfunction and Knee Pain

I’ve talked about it for years – if you want to have healthy knees, you better assess (and program for) the ankles and hips as well. A new piece of research seems to agree with this notion, especially as it regards to the ankles. While the article hasn’t been formally released yet, here’s the jist […]

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Your 4 Most Pressing Bulletproof Knees and Back Questions Answered!

As you probably already know, on Tuesday I launched my Bulletproof Knees and Back Seminar DVD’s. And thus far, the response has been overwhelming! Over the past 30 or so hours I’ve gotten a ton of e-mails from people who want more information about the DVD’s, so I wanted to answer them here. This way […]

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Bulletproof Knees and Back Seminar IS HERE!

Today is the day – the Bulletproof Knees and Back Seminar DVD’s are here! If you’re interested in picking up a copy, here’s the link: Bulletproof Knees and Back Seminar DVD’s If you need a bit of incentive to act quickly, the price is discounted for this week ONLY. On Friday at midnight, the price […]

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My Thoughts on Training People in Pain

“Should Personal Trainers and Strength Coaches Train People in Pain?” Obviously, this was a loaded question and one that I was hoping would generate some quality discussion. I think we definitely achieved that! 🙂 But now I want to tell you a bit about my thoughts on this topic, and how I’m hoping it can […]

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Should We Train People in Pain?

Today I want to pose a philsophical question, and get your guys’ thoughts on it. Should a personal trainer or strength coach train someone in pain? Is it really black and white? Is it as simple as if someone is in pain, they see a physical therapist, chiro or sports medicine professional? Or is there […]

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Proper Clam Shell Performance

The clam shell is a fantastic exercise for those suffering from knee and/or lower back pain, as well as those who are trying to avoid it in the first place! In fact, there’s research that correlates hip weakness and/or dysfunction with low back pain, knee pain, lower extremity pain, and a host of other maladies! […]

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Bulletproof Knees and Back Seminar Recap

I figured a write-up/summary of my Bulletproof Knees and Lower Back seminar in Vancouver this past weekend might interest some of you, so here goes.

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Q&A: Knee Extension

Q: I have a girl with very serious knee issues.  She has already had a partial left medial meniscectomy, and the docs are ready to “clean her up” again.  My tests showed horrible ankle and hip mobility, a left hip impingement, and she’s on her way to a knee replacement at 30 if we don’t […]

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Knee Pain Basics Part 3

Coaching Your Way to Healthy Knees! In this final installment of our knee pain basics series, we’re going to cover specific things you can do in your training sessions to maximize your knee health. If you’ve been living under a rock the past two weeks and missed the first two installments, be sure to check […]

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Knee Pain Basics Part 2

Programming and Training Thoughts to Reduce Knee Pain In Part I of our series, we discussed my core philosophy behind knee pain, and how to address it from a theoretical standpoint.  In case you missed it, check it out via the link below: Knee Pain Basics, Part I In our second edition, we’re going to […]

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Knee Pain Basics Part 1

How To Get (And Keep!) Your Knees Healthy for a Lifetime Today we’re going to cover the basics of knee pain – whether you’re an end-user, a trainer/coach, or somewhere in between, I hope this piece gives you an understanding of my core philosophy behind long-term knee health. Rule #1 – Do No Harm! Are […]

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