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How to Fix Niggling Pains

As I started up back in doing handstand pushups the other day, I noticed something. My right shoulder was not feeling 100%. The truth is I wouldn’t even call it “pain”. That’s too strong of a word. But “niggling” is about right. It means: “cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety.” Or the noun-form, […]

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How to Heal Injuries Mentally

We will be addressing using some of this stuff around injuries. Basically, the way I look at injuries, most treating of injuries is done on the physical level.  I feel that it is important to get all of the different levels, including the mental and the emotional side of things which are generally not addressed. […]

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Myths about “Good” Form

In a recent message, I discuss that fast vs. slow training, wasn’t really important. Sure, there are some specific instances where one may be better than another, but the fact is you can make progress either way. Thus, it is not one of the very important aspects of training, compared to something like progressive training, […]

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Maxick's Muscle Control

Move the Damn Things!

Two weeks ago, I shared a mobility drill that I first learned from studying muscle control, and then further worked with through what I call “Intuitive Mobility.” Specifically, it was the Shoulder Blade Box Mobility Drill. (In case you missed it, you can find it on the blog here.) Well, I received the following response […]

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How to Heal Injuries

Weeks back when I asked for your questions, they were all over the place. But there was one theme that came up over and over again. Dealing with injuries… Here’s just a few of those questions: If a person has suffered chronic back injuries (due to a double whip lash car accident) making his Thyroid […]

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How I’m Healing My Shoulder

The other week I told you about how I injured my shoulder in a Thanksgiving football game (actually playing it, not just watching TV). Based on what’s happening there is likely some tendon and/or ligament damage. If it was just the muscles it would be fine by now, but its not. I say likely because […]

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Why I Don’t Agree with Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body

A couple weeks ago I wrote The Legendary Strength Philosophy. As I was in my writing flow state the idea to use your body as an ally instead of an enemy came up. This is in contrast to what so much of training is about today. Have you ever heard the quote? I’m sure you […]

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Learn to Listen to Your Body

My newest article over at Breaking Muscle was published yesterday . In it you’ll find out why listening to your body is essential in preventing injuries and greater progress. Listen to Your Body for Fewer Injuries and Greater Progress You should always be making progress in your workouts, yet one of the biggest things that […]

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Back Pain

Fixing Injuries for Good

Over the past few months I’ve been specializing in working with a number of people on injuries they have. First off let me say I’m not a doctor. Truth is, my anatomy skills, aren’t even the best. If you ask me about muscle attachments you won’t get very useful answers. I don’t diagnose or treat, […]

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