Archives for Back/Spine

Deadlift: Proper Form – Abdominal Bracing

Welcome to the “Deadlift: Proper Form” series! Maybe you’ve just started lifting weights. Maybe you’re a trainer who wants to learn the nitty gritty details about the deadlift. Whatever the case, welcome! In this article, I’m going to focus on “abdominal bracing” and its importance in proper deadlift form.  I’m going to explain:What abdominal bracing isHow I […]

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Can you trust an MRI for back pain?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints in the modern world. It’s irritating. It’s debilitating. I know from personal experience. But with hindsight, I am grateful I never got an MRI for back pain. In this article, I’ll explain why an MRI for back pain may not be worth your time, money, or energy.  It’s […]

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Is back surgery a placebo?

When you’re in pain, you’ll do just about anything to get relief. In today’s system, if you have back pain, you can quickly become a candidate for spinal fusion surgery. This surgeon in Australia makes a strong case that back surgeries are just a very well constructed placebo. In this writeup on lumbar fusion for back […]

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