Mistakes are bound to happen because we are all human and perfection does not exist!
But maybe, just maybe, we can avoid some common training mistakes by decreasing all of the confusion that’s out there! The goal is lifelong movement and exercise which can only occur when the information is trustworthy & clear.
If you are not sure if a particular exercise is ‘safe’, how to do the movement “properly”, or what the purpose of your training is, how can anyone expect you to take part in it long term? We also pose the question…
Is your training stuck in a flat earth concept?!?
Get ready – you think you know, but you have no idea. It’s time for myth-busting with newer compelling evidence! As research, technology, and methodologies have improved some of those old coaching cues, “flat earth” concepts, and other nonsense needs to be updated.
We need to get rid of the downright terrible coaching cues that lead to mistakes and replace them with the truth!
Does flexibility matter?
Is the bench press an overused movement?
Should you Avoid deadlifts?
How important is squat depth?
Should you be utilizing bands with your exercise routine?
Is Knee Valgus concerning?
Should you only be focusing on training the physical self?
The All Gains No Pain Series is a free guide designed to help you train & work out smarter while reducing your risk of common fitness injuries. You will learn just how amazingly capable and adaptable your body is while making sure you are treating it the right way at home or in the gym. We make it easy for you by providing daily emails discussing common fitness mistakes in addition to providing solutions!
BUT DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT… HEAR IT FROM OUR MEMBERS!
"Dear PRehab Guys, Thank you. You gave me outstanding program protocols and results. I was able to use it for 6 weeks to build ROM and strength and stability. An opportunity came up to do the rotator cuff repair and I decided to go for it. Thanks to your shoulder program and my surgeon's skills, I came out of the operation w/o the typical pain and was able to progress thru my PT to increase ROM and shoulder capsule strength and stability. At 4 months post op, I am hopeful to continue my safe and successful PT in order to add a decade more of aggressive athletic adventures! Thank you!"
"This is a pic of me at my last race in 2017, 3 months after I was in a car accident and my shoulder went downhill from there. I was looking for an exercise program for my shoulders and found The Prehab Guys programming to be very thorough. I followed it to the T and got some great results! I recommend it to anybody looking to strengthen their shoulders! Not sure if I'll ever be my former self but with TPG programming I'm definitely stronger than I have been in the last few years so thank you for everything you guys do! I'm very grateful!"
"I highly recommend ThePrehab guys for all your athletic physical therapy needs. I broke my foot and had surgery in February. As an avid runner, I wanted to get back out there ASAP. Coronavirus waylaid my plans. PT was sporadic or cancelled. I am so glad I found the Prehab guys. Everything I could want or imagine. And their programs are better than the PT I had at the doctor's office. Thanks so much getting me back on the roads. I also did the shoulder program for a torn labrum and it was fantastic also."
"The Prehab Guys are lifesavers! I was doing a military press when I felt a sharp pain in my right shoulder. For two weeks it clicked and had stabbing pains. I did what any fool does and became a doctor via Google search. I was sure I was never going to lift weights again after reading many horror stories online... but then I stumbled upon The Prehab Guys. After doing a few movement tests, I realized I didn't have a tear but rather needed to strengthen my shoulder and the muscles around it (particularly my back). I purchased the "Shoulder Prehab" program, installed the Prehab app on my iPhone, and I was off to the races. The Prehab app includes daily workouts (10-20 minutes max) specifically for the body part you are rehabbing. At first, I still had some shoulder pain during the stretches and band workouts... but in under a week, I was feeling great. Now 2 months later, I am stronger than ever! These guys are really on to something here... a regular Netflix of rehab! No questions asked, buy the Prehab program you are considering right now."
"My name is Matt and I'm a 5th year physical therapy student. I have been avoiding any pressing exercises (including pushups) since my junior year of high school when I started to have some shoulder issues. Since then, I've been to PT for rotator cuff tendonitis, pec minor tightness, poor posture / muscle imbalances, but none of that has really helped. It's been a frustrating process. I had seen some of the Prehab Guys' content on Instagram, and was excited when I saw this program come out. I decided to go for it. I used the app on my phone, so I would be able to read/watch exercise descriptions while working out, track each workout, and take notes on any modifications I had to make. The exercise descriptions were easy to follow and understand, and it was very clear how to make exercises easier if I needed them to be. I finished the program feeling strong. My scapulas wing less and my mid/low traps feel much stronger (those were my two main issues coming into this). I'm starting to reintroduce some pressing movements now and so far so good! I also have a bunch of new favorite exercises from the program that I can use in workouts and plan to use with my future patients. Definitely glad I decided to get this program!"
"The Prehab Guys and their app is a perfect solution for all those who want to improve their body mechanics ,reduce (or eliminate) pain, and improve controlled range of motion. For those of you that want to continue living active lifestyles I would definitely recommend all of their programs. Their exercise videos are put together well and are easy to follow with the video explanations and verbal tips too. I currently use the Hip, Neck & Mid back, and Shoulder app and they are all worth the money and effort (or even more!). The workouts are just long enough you can do them daily (15-20 minutes) and they are great to counter balance the stress and strain of daily life!"
"I've recently signed up for both the shoulder and the hip programs, and found my shoulders and hips are already feeling better, I'm less stiff and more stable which is so appealing to me both as a 54-year-old runner, lifter, and a coach. I really appreciate the attention to detail and good form. I appreciate the work that goes into making it such a useful resource!"
"I was in severe pain after months of increasing the volume and intensity of the kettlebell military press in preparation for a training certification. Unfortunately, I had to forfeit that particular challenge at the event. Then I experienced the loss of all the strength I had gained in the past months. I tried all the tricks I could, ice, ice bath, liquid nitrogen bath, massages, chiropractic visits, dry-steam-infrared sauna. I also incorporated random shoulder mobility drills. All of it made very little difference. 2 months after hitting rock bottom I purchased the shoulder prehab program and committed to follow it strictly. The program was easy to follow and I got to work on it immediately. At first glance I wondered what those seemingly innocuous exercises could possibly accomplish on an experienced lifter like myself but I did them nonetheless. I quickly realized how I had adopted some faulty mechanics in my search of a 1 RM. The progressive nature of the program worked out fantastic. Slowly as each work-out and week went by, I was reconnecting dots via mind muscle awareness during shoulder blade movement. I specifically identified the movements that had an almost immediate effect on any sensation present in the first few reps of a given exercise. After about 6-7 weeks into it I knew I was (finally) on the right track. I experienced a reduction in pain with all aspects of life. This program works and was necessary in its entirety for me to see results. A few drills here and there would perhaps have worked before any appearance of pain but once I became chronically affected by it I needed a professional design. Adhering to it is also much cheaper and convenient than scheduling multiple visits with a physiotherapist. I have found the work-outs within it perfect in length and not tiring. They felt like an extended warm up to a training session. I am back to pressing heavy today: pain free. Thank you "
"I had injured my AC joint twice in a span of a year, the pain was so bad that I couldn't even sleep on my left side. At one point I thought I am never going to be able to lift again. Finally came across the Shoulder program and decided to enroll. I am currently in the last week of the program and my shoulders are feeling great again. I have build great strength in the last 3 months. I have been so impressed with the shoulder program that I decided to enroll with their knee program as well."
"Hey Guys I’m on my 3rd week. After 30 years of Continuous training you bet I have some shoulder issues. I thought I was pretty much done with doing any more intense workouts. After 3 weeks my bad shoulder is starting to feel better. Every person has their issues just stick with it and everything will work out"
"I have recently had some shoulder discomfort when lifting. I took time off, tried ice, massage, and anti-inflammation meds, nothing gave me anything more than temporary relief. I thought I had to just live with this ache when working out. I I went through the shoulder prehab program by the prehab guys which took me through many exercises. By the end of it I went back to my bodybuilding and hypertrophy style of training pain free! My favorite part was that towards the end I was performing exercises within the program that I had previously done at the gym making the transition smooth."
"As a desk jockey, I spend much of my time in one position which I’m sure had led to my mid-back/shoulder stiffness. The shoulder prehab program really gave me better mind-body control with muscles around my shoulder and mid back. This program required minimal equipment which made it very easy to perform anywhere. This program gave me a database of exercise I can choose from whenever my discomfort comes on, more importantly I learned how to stay pro active with taking care of my body."
"After years of chronic pain after arthroscopic surgery on both shoulders, I was desperate to get back to an active lifestyle. I had tried all the standard recovery procedures and after countless hours of physical therapy and all that comes with it (co-pays, coordinating my schedule around their standard business hours, and the wasted time getting up to speed with each PT) I was fortunate to find The Prehab Guys shoulder program. From day one I was able to tailor my workout to the phase I felt comfortable with, while at the same time learn and understand why I was doing specific workouts - on my own time! As I progressed so did the workouts, and the ease of use made it a no brainer to keep going. After thousands in copays and countless hours away from work, I am finally on the road to recovery and continue to utilize all the information these guys have put together. I genuinely can’t thank them enough and look forward to the continued progression utilizing both the app and prehab community."
"The Prehab Guys Shoulder Program is the perfect method for strengthening your shoulders. As a rock climber and motocross rider, I know the importance of strong shoulders--Without them, it's easy to get injured. In the past, I have suffered from conditions like chronic bursitis due to weak shoulders. With help from the Prehab Guys, I am now stronger than ever. The beginning of the program focuses on relief of shoulder pain, while the rest focuses on strength and stability. This makes for a perfectly balanced program that can be repeated as needed. The exercises each come with a short video that contains easy-to-follow instructions on form and technique. I highly recommend the Prehab Guys Shoulder Program for anyone who wants an instructional, straightforward, and effective solution for their shoulders for life."
Each clinical member of our team holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and a Certification in Strength and Conditioning.
We also have a vast professional background with extensive experience and specialized training in the fields of movement science, pain science, biomechanics, injury and surgery rehabilitation, prehabilitation, and athletic performance.
Be the change you want to see they say, which is exactly what we are doing with [P]Rehab — taking matters in our own hands. Actually, we are putting them where they really belong: YOUR hands.