I recently received an e-mail from a coach asking me the following. When I began responding, I realized the answer was easily long enough for a blog post. Here is the question: Q: I work with a group of elite high school swimmers and no matter how much I talk with them about functional strength…

Low back pain occurs in ~75% of the general population. Resistance training and exercise can decrease the risk of low back pain. Unfortunately, some things during weight training can increase stress on the low back! This results in people doing all kinds of silly exercises and modifications for reducing the stress on the low back….

  Take Home Points The sticking region is the result of a poor mechanical force position.   The bench press is one of the most frequently used exercises among upper body, multi-joint training exercises. Prime movers for the bench press exercise include pectoralis major, anterior deltoid, and triceps brachii muscles. Due to the multi-joint nature of…