Stuff You Should Read

Squat Butt Winks and Inflammation with Tendinosis

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Bret Contreras and the British Journal of Sports Medicine.


Inner Circle Updates

My next Inner Circle webinar is going to discuss Stretches We Probably Shouldn’t Be Performing.  I have found myself telling people over and over again to back off certain stretches, which may be facilitating their soreness.  This webinar overviews some of the more common stretches that I caution people about using.  The webinar will be Tuesday March 18th at 8:00 PM EST.

Smart Group TrainingThis month is the first month that I am giving away a free product to a lucky Inner Circle Member and sharing a big discount for everyone else!  This month’s products are a few great ones from my friends Steve Long and Jared Woolever from Smart Group Training.

Steve and Jared have several great products that show their system on how to assess movement patterns using the FMS and then great customized group training programs.  Hence, “Smart Group Training.”  These are great for fitness professionals and rehab professionals even if you don’t exclusively perform group training, as you can apply the information to anyone.

They are offering huge discounts from 33-50% off on three of their programs just for Inner Circle members this month:

  • Smart Group Training – Volume 1: Assessment and Exercise Program Design Using the FMS (online version) – $50 off
  • Smart Group Training 365 – A collection of group training programming using the Smart Group Training system for an entire year – $100 off
  • Smart Group Training: Building a Foundation – A program to work on your fundamental movement patterns – $50 off

That is $200 in savings on great educational products just by being a member of my Inner Circle, which is still only $5 per month!  All members can get these discounts as long as the purchase by the end of the month.  Links to receive your exclusive discount are located in the Inner Circle Dashboard.

Congratulations to Magnus Vestergaard Petersen from Denmark on being this month’s winner!  New winners and new products will be announced each month.


[hr] Updates just published a new presentation on Hip Arthroscopy, by Bentom Emblom, MD of ASMI in Birmingham, AL.  This presentation discusses and demonstrates the surgical procedures for hip injuries like labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement.



Squat Mechanics and the Butt Wink

A few months back, Bret Contreras filmed a nice video describing the “butt wink” during squats.  We are all anatomically different, that is an important concept.



Is There Inflammation with Tendinosis?

The British Journal of Sports Medicine recently published a review article discussing our current concepts in tendonitis and tendinosis.  Recent research has shown that there is an inflammatory response observed in chronic tendinopathy.