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Shoulder Pain

My 3 Favorite Exercises for Sexy and Stable Shoulders

Let me start by making one very important point: Not everyone can, or should, barbell press. And taking that a step further, there are plenty of people who should be excluded from other big-bang exercises and variations as well. Whether we’re talking bench pressing variations, chinning variations, or even most rowing variations, some people need […]

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Is Scapular Stability a Myth?

Over the past year I’ve given my “Facts and Fallacies of Corrective Exercise” presentation approximately one billion times. Okay maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but I’ve definitely given it a lot! One of the topics I always come back to is the topic of scapular stability, and lately, I’ve been asking myself more and more […]

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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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Developing the Overhead Press

In case you guys missed it, I had a new article thrown up over at T-Nation a week or so ago on the overhead press. Here’s the link: Long Live the Overhead Press The premise of the article is simple: I like the overhead press and I know people enjoy training it, but it’s not […]

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Point-Counterpoint: Mike Reinold

Mike Reinold is a guy I not only respect, but someone I’ve learned a great deal from. How can you NOT learn from a guy whose expertise is used to keep some of the greatest athletes in the world healthy? So when Mike wrote a blog last week about why he DISLIKED the YTWL shoulder […]

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5 More Shoulder Saving Tips

My article last week on Elite got a lot of great reviews, and I sincerely hope that it’s going to help lifters of all ability levels to get stronger and stay healthier than ever before. And just in case you’re too lazy to follow the link, I’m going to include all the videos at the […]

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Grab Your Balls!

A New Perspective on Activation By Jim Smith, CSCS, RKC Over the last 3 years I have made a huge change in the programming for my athletes.  The warm-up that was once a formality has now become the center for the entire program. Why? Because it is that important! When I started focusing on the […]

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Pulling Up Your Bench

For whatever reason, my bench has been feeling great lately.  I feel like I need to knock on wood so as to not jinx myself, but I can’t tell you how good it feels to have some decent bench pressing sessions. Even when I was competing in powerlifting, I had some serious issues with my […]

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Q&A: Eric Cressey #2

For an acquired unstable sternoclavicular joint, what type of strengthening (if any) can be done to aid in stabilizing this difficult condition? I generally look at sternoclavicular (SC) joint issues as a “fallout” similar to acromioclavicular (AC) joint issues or acquired thoracic outlet syndrome.  A single inefficiency can lead to a number of different pathologies; […]

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Q&A: Mike Reinold #2

In your experiences, is surgical tightening of the joint capsule by way of thermal shrinkage or arthroscopic knot-tying more successful? Which seems to fail at a higher rate? Which recovery seems quicker? Both procedures you mention (thermal-assisted capsular shrinkage and capsular plication), can be successful in the right patient population. Thermals have fallen out of […]

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Q&A: Eric Cressey

In boxing, where are most of the forces in the shoulder distributed during a typical punch (right hook)? Where is injury most common? Just as is the case with a tennis serve, javelin throw, or baseball pitch, you’re going to see some crazy velocity of shoulder horizontal adduction and internal rotation with big shoulder distraction […]

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New Podcast with Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold

As you’re about to see, this week is going to be a bit different than most. To start with, I’m putting a podcast on the main page – which I rarely if (ever do).  It’s with two of the smartest guys I know – Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold.  In this podcast, they discuss shoulder […]

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Got Shoulder Problems?

Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold have managed $1 billion in shoulders. Read that again: ONE BILLION dollars! But that’s not even what this post is about. Lately it seems as though people want black and white, a line in the sand that says “rehab starts here,” or “the personal trainer/strenth coach can work with someone […]

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March 10th, 2010

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 6.08 Shoulder Solutions, Part III In our final installment of the Shoulder Solutions series, I want to discuss some of the typical coaching issues I see when dealing with clients. And just in case you missed them, you can review Part I and Part II by following their respective links. I’ve […]

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March 3rd, 2010

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 6.07 Shoulder Solutions, Part II In Part I of our Shoulder Solutions series, we discussed the fundamentals of proper shoulder training. In Part II, we’re going to discuss some specific training mediums to get those shoulders feeling as good as possible! Thoracic Spine Training Let’s start by examining the thoracic spine, […]

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