Relieve Joint Pain and Prevent Muscle Strain

Here’s a situation I’ll bet you’ve experienced many times.

You run into an old friend. That friend recently started working out again and he or she is looking more fit. So you ask your friend how things are going with the exercise program and he or she replies, “It was going great. But now I have this shoulder pain that I can’t get rid of.”

Or maybe it’s a neck, knee, or low back problem?

More importantly, maybe that “friend” is you?

The truth is, virtually everyone will eventually suffer with some type of joint pain or physical limitation. And I really mean everyone.

In the spring of 2007, Debbie Siebers, a worldwide fitness expert who’s been featured on The Swan and the creator of the immensely successful Slim in 6, hired me to help her correct some nagging injuries. Her right shoulder and upper back were bugging her, and she suffered with occasional back twinges and zingers that just wouldn’t go away. (Yep, even fitness experts can throw things out of whack.) She tried everything: chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture, just to name a few. She got some temporary relief, but only for a few hours, or if she was lucky, a day. In the end, nothing ultimately worked.

Debbie heard about the success I’ve had working in Los Angeles with everyone from elite athletes to the average Joe and Jane. Even though I’m known in many circles for helping people build size and strength, joint rehabilitation takes up most of my time these days. Yes, joint problems are more prevalent than ever.

So I put Debbie on a program comprised of movement drills that she could do at home. Within 30 days, she restored mobility, gained strength, and was pain-free. She was so pleased with her results that she asked me to help her bring a training-based joint therapy program to the masses. I, of course, agreed that such a product is long overdue.

Before I go any further, let me explain why the other types of therapy she tried didn’t work.

Most joint pain is due to a lack of mobility, a lack of endurance strength, or both. Mobility is the ability to move freely. So if you’ve ever felt restricted while picking up a bag of groceries or chasing your kids around the park, it’s probably because you lost mobility. Endurance strength is simply defined as your ability to maintain muscle contractions for an extended period of time. I’m sure you’ve felt strain and pain in your low back while hunched over at your computer, or working in your garden, or just standing in line at the movies.

Stretching isn’t enough because it doesn’t restore movement, it just restores passive range of motion. Lifting heavy weights won’t help either. Research has demonstrated that people who lack endurance strength are more likely to experience low back pain. Even if you’re strong enough to lift the back-end of a minivan, you could still suffer from back pain. Why? Because heavy weight training doesn’t build endurance strength. Plus, you need a balance of strength around your joints, not just on one side.

Getting cracked by a chiropractor, poked by an acupuncturist, or rubbed by a masseuse is akin to putting a band-aid on the problem. You must restore mobility and enhance endurance strength to solve the problem. Up to this point, no one has effectively tackled both of those limitations with one, simple, do-it-yourself system.

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Stay focused,
CW

6 thoughts on “Relieve Joint Pain and Prevent Muscle Strain

  1. Chad,

    I exeperience elbow pain ( Inside tendon) while doing chin-ups. I was thinking of addin some hight rep (50 or so) sets at the end of my horizontal pull day and maybe even the day after as a rehab movement. Do you think this would help ?

    Thanks,

    Frank

  2. Chad,

    It has been very difficult trying to get back into shape, as I have been struggling with a terrible case of tennis elbow for about 2 years now. I cant really play basketball, tennis, or lift weights without it killing me. I have seen doctors and PT’s and always get the same advice: just rest and ice and let it heal on its own. Well, it has not healed yet and I really want to put on some muscle weight. I just recently started lifting (light weight) again, because it hurts either way, so I might as well be working out somehow. Any suggestions? I might try some creatine, glucosamine and other supplements and see if they help any. I tried one of your workout plans a few years ago and it worked great for me, so I hope I can get back to that point.

    Thanks. – Kyle

    CW: You need to reduce inflammation throughout your body. Give the Warrior Diet a try.

  3. Hi Chad,

    I first learned about you a few years ago after reading an article you wrote in Men’s Health magazine to promote your book, “Huge in a Hurry”. I tried the sample workout included with the piece and saw immediate results and I have been a fan ever since! I even bought the book, but to be honest, I have never had the chance to read it cover to cover and have only occasionally taken workouts from it. However, I always keep an eye out for any contributions you make to MH (I am a long time subscriber) and make it a point to try any of your workouts featured in the magazine – they are great! Having said this, I have run into a little problem and am hoping you can help me. I’ve developed plantar fasciitis in both feet and, based on my research and an initial visit to a podiatrist, it seems that it may have been caused by a combination of my occupation (I am an I.T. consultant and travel to different clients’ offices, so I am on my feet for most of the day) and my workout routines, which typically include deadlifts and squats or any of their variations. My doctor has advised me to refrain from doing those exercises for a bit and has even suggested that I might need orthotics. However, I don’t want to go too long without doing those exercises because they are such great mass and strength builders. I have gotten considerably stronger in all my exercises ever since making those movements a staple of my workout routines, not to mention the fact that they have totally transformed my body. Do you have any suggestions that might alleviate or reverse the plantar fasciitis? Am I doing something wrong? I always ask the trainers at the gym to make sure that I keep my back straight/naturally arched and my feet on the ground when I do deadlifts or squats, but maybe they are missing something? I look forward to hearing any suggestions or recommendations you might have for me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Gandolfo

    CW: Roll the bottom of each foot over a golf ball for one minute each day. Get orthodic support until the pain goes away.

  4. I have been told by a Dr I have an impingement in my right shoulder. I am careful working out and never do any exercises that cause pain, but even if I move it wrong or sleep on it wrong I feel the pain. I know I have restricted range of motion, but I can’t seem to get over the pain. Any suggestions?
    Thanks.

    CW: You said you have restricted range of motion, and that’s the biggest problem. Check out the mobility drills and stretches in Huge in a Hurry. Start doing them every day and I bet your shoulder will feel better. Also, shoulder pain often takes more than just shoulder mobility work so be sure to do all the mobility drills and stretches in the book because the root of the problem could be from many different areas.

  5. Thanks for the info. Quick follow up. I will get your book from Amazon. Just wondering if the fact that I dislocated my shoulder in college (about 25 yrs ago) resulting in a pronounced raised collar bone into my AC joint in my right shoulder will allow me to regain my range of motion through your mobility and stretching drills. I will do what it takes to alleviate the pain and restore range of motion and avoid surgery. Thanks again.

    CW: Yes, it will restore your joint health.

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