Golfers Elbow Exercises

You know what stinks? Having golfers elbow when you don’t play golf!  I do lift weights three times a week though.  So this repetitive motion injury has reared it’s ugly head.  Because I’m a personal trainer, I didn’t go straight to Google to...

Neurological Threshold

Have you ever had your shoulder or knee start to hurt in the middle of a workout?  The first set or two is fine and then something just feels off: a click starts or pain sets in. You might think you sustained an injury.  But maybe it’s just your body’s way...

Stretches for Lower Back Pain

If you’ve ever had pain in your low back, you’ve probably Googled stretches for lower back pain.  Stretching and/or massage can temporarily relieve lower back pain, but it’s often not the cure. With my clients who have been doing stretches for lower...

Should You Stretch Before Exercising

A question that I’m often asked is, “should I stretch before exercising?”  The short answer is no.  But stay with me if you’d like to know why………. First up, there has been research to show that stretching before a workout does...

Exercises to Help with Neck Pain

Neck pain seems to be plaguing my clients lately.  And the blog series I wrote about neck and shoulder tension are by far my most popular!  (Read those here after reading this one.) So for this blog, we’ll talk about one of the neck flexor muscles: the...

Reverse Plank Exercise

“I really should be better at this,” I thought to myself while at a conference a few months ago. It was a conference for personal trainers and the presenter had asked us to do the reverse plank exercise.  I was partnered with a guy who did his first.  His...