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Friction: “Bone on Bone Arthritis” Doesn’t Tell you the Whole Story about Knee Pain

By Christina Prevett | July 17, 2015

By Christina Nowak  MScPT, CSCS, PhD (s) A common complaint that I hear in the gym is that “I can’t squat because of my knees, I have bone-on-bone arthritis”. As we get older and we use and abuse our bodies, our joints wear down and deteriorate. Over time, the wear causes a degeneration of the […]

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Deadlifts to help REDUCE low back pain

By Christina Prevett | July 14, 2015

You have all seen the epic gym fails. The deadlifts where people going for PRs look like angry cats on the attack with hugely rounded spines. Deadlifts get a bad rap! They are seen as the number one exercise that causes back pain and so, often times, people just avoid doing them. As a physiotherapist, […]

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STF: The Overhead Press

By Christina Prevett | July 14, 2015

Hey everyone! Today for our STF video, we are looking at pressing overhead. The strict press is a common movement that strength coaches use with the barbell. This exercise however requires pretty good overhead mobility. If you have stiff shoulders, trying a dumbbell variation may be a better fit for you. Check it out! Christina

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STF: The Hip Hinge

By Christina Prevett | July 14, 2015

Hey everyone, Today for our STF video, we look at the hip hinge. The hip hinge is a progression to how we would pick objects up off the floor. It is super important that you master the ability to drive your hips back before you attempt any heavy lifting. Check it out! Christina

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STF: The Box Squat

By Christina Prevett | July 14, 2015

Hey everyone, Today in our fundamentals video, we teach the box squat. In my opinion, unless there is some illness or injury that would prevent it, EVERY person should know how to proper execute a box squat. This is how we get up out of a chair! Check it out! Christina

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STF: The Deadlift

By Christina Prevett | July 14, 2015

Hey everyone, In today’s video, we go over the value of teaching the deadlift. If you think about the activities you perform around the house, every time you pick up an object off the ground you are performing a deadlift. Check it out!

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