Stuff You Should Read

Biceps Tendon, Squatting, and Vitamin D

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Jordan Syatt and

Inner Circle and Updates

My latest Inner Circle webinar was an update on how I set up my system to stay current.  This webinar overviews my system of monitoring websites, journals, and social media for all the latest information.   I never stop reading and trying to learn new things.  You can set up a similar system for yourself too.  I’ll get the recording up sometime next week! just published a new presentation The Biceps Tendon: Fact or Fiction by Lyle Cain, MD, of ASMI in Birmingham, AL.  This presentation from the 2014 ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course details some information and data from ASMI.  Dr. Cain discuss many of the common thoughts in the biceps tendon, it’s relation to function of the shoulder, and if you should perform a tenodesis in an athlete.   This is timely as I just recently posted about a biceps tenodesis going terribly wrong in a baseball player.



Elite Performance Squatting

Jordan Syatt just released a 2-hour seminar on coaching and enhancing your squat.  I enjoyed this presentation and how Jordan broke down some of the reasons your squat performance may be off and how to fix these issues.  Pretty neat resource for people looking to improve their squat or want to learn how to help others.

It is on sale for $29 until the end of the day tomorrow (Feb 21, 2014).



The Truth About Vitamin D

There has been a lot of debate over Vitamin D over the last several months.  It seems like this keeps coming up on social media so I thought I would share what wrote about Vitamin D recently. is probably one of the best go-to resources for this sort of information, so rather than google around and find opinions, here is some data:

2 replies
  1. shaun
    shaun says:

    First, thanks for all the information you share on a regular basis. As a physical therapist (and mother) with two baseball players under my care, I find your site to be wonderful resource. Regarding the article on vitamin D, though, as a nutritionist, I find the conclusion drawn by whoever wrote this to be extremely flawed and shortsighted.

    Firstly, there is still extreme debate over the benefits of vitamin D. Go to any respected site/authority like Harvard Health or Linus Pauling and that is what you will find.

    Secondly there is still a raging debate over how much vitamin D we need and what constitutes adequate levels and some question over the accuracy of different testing methods.

    Thirdly, there is a huge debate about what form of vitamin D is really best (if it even matters).

    Fourthly, there is no study yet that truly teases out the effects of vitamin D from other nutrients and as we know there is usually unwanted side effects to any drug taken in large concentrated doses…and yes, a supplement is a drug. There are also no studies looking at the long term effects of taking large doses of vitamin D in supplement form for extended periods. IE does it interfere with the action of other essential nutrients?

    Fifthly, telling your readers that vitamin D is cheap, most people are deficient, so go ahead and take it just in case is like a doctor telling people, high blood pressure is common, statins will treat high blood pressure, so why not take it just in case. Or it’s like saying that all shoulder patients or back patients or knee patients should do this program without regard for their particular needs or deficiencies. Just do it all and we are bound to address the problem.

    Not saying some people (maybe a lot of people) wouldn’t benefit from an individualized boosting to their vitamin D intake (maybe even supplementing with it), just think this article makes it sound like we should all just go out and buy ourselves a bottle of vitamin D thinking if some is good for some people, more is good for everyone. That is the kind of shortsighted approach to nutrition that has repeatedly gotten us into trouble, though it does line the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry. Again, another bandwagon touting a miracle drug…every decade has one.

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