Jared Fleming shares the exercises he used to help him recover from back injury (“two Lumbar disc bulges and severe back spasms”). Most of them follow the common theme of actively stretching (rounding over) and contracting (arching back up) the spinal erectors. His Template:
Here is something nice for your lower back after heavy deadlift days. Donnie Thompson demonstrates various back stretches using rubber bands. You don’t even need to be fully suspended. I sometimes attach a band to a pull up bar, wrap it around my lower back while I lay on the floor. Or, another way to […]
More wrist prehab goodness from Kit Laughlin. Today the Wrist and Hand Sequence. Not only great if you spend a lot of time doing handstands, but also good for all you people with tweaked wrists from snatches and clean and jerks. Check out more drills on Mobility 101. Update: Here is another very nice wrist routine in Finnish.
I recently listened to Fitness Pain Free Podcast with Stongman Brett Somerville. Topic: Biceps Tears Something that is pretty common among strongman competitors. Just recently Terry Hollands tore his at the 2012 WSM Rock Lift. Hopefully you will be spared this nuisance. Here is how Brett went about his rehab work. It is a damn slow process: first […]
Kelley Starrett talks about how he likes to attack possible causes for pain. Not only work on the area that hurts, but also on the tissues above/ below the painful area. On that note, I had a PT tell me that for some bodyparts (knee / back of the knee for example) the same applies, but also with […]
Kelly Starrett, together with Gary Reinl put out a lengthy video about Icing and R.I.C.E.. On first sight, it all seems to make sense and caters to your intuition. Increasing circulation = good; restricting nutrient flow & shutting down the signals between muscles and nerves = bad. Don’t get me wrong, if you need to make […]
Because I received a couple of questions regarding this topic I thought I’d point you to a post on reddit where user Zodam shared some advice on how he got rid of the hip flexor pain he got from squatting. Strengthen and ACTIVATE glutes Fix bar positioning (Rippetoe on Low Bar Position) Work on ankle mobility Pain […]