A 4-Step Framework to Training with Pain
Far too often, people don’t know what to do when pain arises while training the squat, deadlift, or bench press. Many may start haphazardly foam rolling or performing mobility work, in hopes that something will provide relief. I wrote this guide to put you on a better track … a systematic track. So let's get to the framework!
The 4-Step Framework
Step 1: Analyze and Optimize Form and Programming
Form and programming...two aspects you MUST look at if you're having pain during your barbell lifts. Learn why you should make these your top priority.
Step 2: Change the Modifiable Factors
Making slight modifications to the lift can help decrease pain and continue to promote a tolerable training stimulus
Step 3: Remove the Exercise and Train a Similar Variation
Sometimes you need to take a break from the painful barbell lift. This doesn't mean you need to lie on the couch!
Step 4: Re-introduce the Initial Exercise and Linearly Progress
Learn exactly how to reintegrate a once painful lift to reduce risk of further flare ups and maximize performance!