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Elastic Resistance Exercises and Interns

Posted May 23 2013 6:00am

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Phil Page and Mike Robertson.


Inner Circle and Update

This month’s webinar will be 5 Principles for Treating the Stiff Shoulder.  The live webinar will be today, Thursday May 23rd at 11:00 AM.  Inner Circle Members can sign up for the webinar in the dashboard to attend the live event.  As always, it will be recorded and posted to the website next week for those that can not attend live. is proud to feature prominent strength coach guru Nick Tumminello this week.  Nick is one of my favorite online resources.  I read his website all the time and am never disappointed.  Nick contributes a great topic on Assessments and Exercise Prescription .  Tumminello discusses his approach to developing simple programs that get results that are anything but simple!  He covers:

  • Tumminello’s approach to assessments and what should be the MOST important concern for coaches
  • The 4 rules of training for progression and safety
  • The 5 pillars of human movement and function
  • 3 exercise modification and regression strategies
  • How to address pain and asymmetries
  • 3 types of compensations and which to train and which to avoid

For more information on this webinar at, please follow the below link:


Mike Reinold AMA on Reddit

I am also going to be doing a AMA (Ask Me Anything) in the Advanced Fitness forum on Reddit this afternoon.  Come check it out.  I didn’t even know what this was until they asked me!  But, I have had a chance to view some others and it is a great forum, you basically just ask me anything…  as the name implies…


Quantifying Torque in Elastic Resistance Exercises

I always get questions about what the difference is between dumbbells, pulley systems, and elastic resistance.  There is a difference, and Phil Page does a good job presenting some research over at TheraBand discussing the torque involved and how to maximize the effect of elastic resistance.  It’s all in positioning…


5 Reasons You Should Take Interns

Mike Robertson writes up a great piece on why he thinks we should all take interns.  I couldn’t agree more.  This is an important part of our careers.  If you are a PT, personal trainer, or anything else and do not have interns, read this:




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