Articles | science & medicine


Jordan Feigenbaum, MD, SSC | August 03, 2016

The grip in the deadlift is an often overlooked yet crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to performance and the subsequent gainzZz from the lift. In the 2nd installment of The Problem series, we’ll discuss the intricacies of gripping the bar in the deadlift, and what to do about it.

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Austin Baraki, MD, SSC | July 20, 2016

Pain: everyone has felt it, whether they train with barbells or not. It’s part of the human condition to feel aches, pains, and tweaks of the neck, back, shoulders, knees, ankles, and just about everywhere else...

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Jordan Feigenbaum, MD, SSC | June 22, 2016

"The Elbow Problem – when a lifter raises his elbows up too far during a squat – has the potential to produce numerous deleterious effects on the squat, including movement of the barbell on the back, sub-optimal back angle, flexion of the thoracic spine, and elbow/upper limb pain."

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Austin Baraki, MD, SSC | March 02, 2016

“The ability to keep our balance is a skill that most people take for granted…unless you’re getting old, weak, and frail…let’s take a look at balance: what it means, how it works, how we can improve it, and how to recognize silly wastes of time in ‘balance training.’”

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