Everybody seems to be getting hurt these days. Whether it’s your buddy who crushed his shoulder doing CrossFit or your brother who blew out his back shooting for a deadlift PR, the pursuit of high performance, greater strength, and bigger muscles has a long list of casualties. As a result, there’s a significant corner of the fitness industry dedicated to so-called “corrective exercise,” teaching you to use foam rollers, mobility warmups, core training and a bunch of other approaches to rebuild your body, which are all good ideas. But we believe prevention is the best medicine, and you can avoid damage before it’s done by following these principles for safe, long-term training.
Stick with these principles and you’ll build muscle pain-free for life.