“Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition is a great source of information for all professionals working in the rehabilitation and sports conditioning area. It links theory with practice in a very simple but complete way. It covers all the anatomical aspects one´s should look for when trying to correct imbalances and optmize results. MIRU provided a different perspectives about movement.
First, because of the different background of each presenter and second was a sort of the “holistic” approach, meaning that, breathing and myofascial training aren´t too common findings in other materials related to exercise. It immediately made me want to get the lower portion of the material. A must have!”
“The Shoulder Pain Solved Program price is great. I have not completed the program yet, but the videos are clear and concise. This program provides a clear, logical program for diagnosing and resolving shoulder injuries and pain. I heard about this program on the Endurance Planet podcast.”
“Firstly, let me thank you for doing such a great work. I contacted you a year ago because I was looking some information about scolisis & exercise. Your scoliosis product put me in the right direction. Since then I follow your blog. Last week I purchased your greatest product, Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition, and I’m still watching it on my big TV and enjoying it. It’s coming up to my expectations. I knew it. You are surrounded by great professionals that give MIR a high quality. Thanks a lot for your hard and wonderful work!”
“I like the thoroughness of the information in Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition.
It has given me some more insight into what I was already doing, and a bit of peace of mind that I was on the right track. Breathing info made me aware I need to spend more time emphasizing this.”
“As a fitness professional who works with athletes as well as elderly clients, I feel Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition has allowed me to have a deeper understanding of muscle imbalance.
MIRU has changed the way I progress through a client. I now begin to look at all opposing muscles to see where the imbalance is before I start my progressions.”
“I liked that some of the video material is drawn/directed to fitness training. It makes it easier to draw lines to what we PT’s actually need this information for. When Dean Somerset makes jokes and uses very casual language, it makes it so much easier to learn the difficult stuff. Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition have given me points of thought and I am sure I will be taking advantage of the different aspects it has provided, some time in the near future.” All the best.
“What I like about the Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition was that everything could be used asap. I have shoulder problems myself and I was able to integrate a lot of the exercises in my routine. Also, the range of examples being presented in the dvd made me research more about anatomy , physiology and biomechanics. I truly love your product and would definitely recommend it to my peers.
MIRU has validated what I am currently doing with my clients. Sometimes I have doubts on whether I should be applying “fillers” or mobility exercises during the circuit itself but seeing that this is how professionals do it meant that I am following the right path.”
“Having worked as a Professional Strength & Conditioning coach in the National Rugby League in Australia I am familiar with the prevalence of impact injuries of the upper body (particularly shoulder injuries). Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition has proven and extremely useful resource in providing methods of assessing and correcting muscle imbalances of the shoulder. In addition MIRU has proved a valuable resource in providing corrective and strengthening exercises for the neck and core as well as highlighting valuable soft tissue and myofascial treatment methods. MIRU has assisted to improve my ability to assess and correct muscle imbalances of the upper body. Our holistic approach to treating muscle imbalances from the initial assessment phase to the completion of the rehabilitation plans have improved as a result of this resource.”
“I liked that there was a wealth of information concerning the upper and lower body in their respective editions. I liked how you thought to include the opening videos explaining how to use the product and what to do if there were problems. Overall I thought that the Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition product was worth the price; good info, and plenty of videos with different focuses.”
“Firstly, I am amazed at what I have learned with what I have read and watched in the Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition. I am finding the information an excellent update on the PFT training and my Phys. Ed. degree years ago. What I am impressed with is how I have been able to help at least 3 specific cases with scoliosis, rotator cuff and SI joint issues. I must say I struggle through the very detailed diagrams of muscles at first and eagerly get to the info on what exercises. Anyway keep up the good work – you do succeed in making me work! Your resources really help me – living in a “rural remote” community where it is expensive to access in-person training.” Thank you.
“Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition was excellent overall. It provided an excellent balance of technical and practical information for me. I have always been a fitness enthusiast but am thinking about getting re-certified and doing some personal training and it was a great refresher and more! It provided me with some great stuff to add to my ‘fitness professional toolkit’ and was a great compendium of information. I found that some presentations were excellent (Tony G – for example) because they weren’t too heavy on the science and they had an interesting narrative piece.”
“I really enjoyed the convenience of doing Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition at home with no deadlines or time constrictions. Also, having several presenters with different backgrounds added depth to the presentations. Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition has changed tremendously how I teach. I have a lot of clients with physical limitations (MS, hip\knee replacement, scoliosis, arthritis, etc.) and giving them tools to breathe more deeply, connect more with the deeper core line, and of course self massage techniques.”
“The Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition has increased my ability to relate to my clients’ potential issues, along with providing a solution to increase their results, whether it is through the diaphragmatic techniques from Dr. Jeff Cubos, to simple tips on programming from Tony Gentilcore. The product as a whole is very well put together, along with presentations and videos.”
“I would describe the Scapular Stabilization Webinar and Exercise Program as very comprehensive, foundational and exceptionally accessible for clients, with a wonderful explanation for the “why” behind all exercises / approaches. Exceptionally well laid out, with a great background review of the scapular, shoulder movement, and involved muscles to provide a holistic approach. The exercises are very well described, LOVE the “errors” section to assist with improving accuracy of each exercise. Love the handouts and the E-book.
Overall, the best thing is the ease of lay out/presentation of material, so all is easy to understand and implement immediately.”
“The best thing about the Sacroiliac Pain Program is the fact that I can apply what I learned today without any additional equipment, etc. I’ve already implemented several things with existing clients. The second best thing was the total presentation of notes, book, and videos. Very comprehensive reference guide. I would highly recommend the program to other fitness professionals. Easy to access, at a reasonable price point, can be applied immediately and grounded in research and common sense.
I also have your Effective Exercises for Scoliosis program and use it often as well. Working primarily with women over 50, I encounter these issues with my clients on a daily basis. Almost everyone I work with, while being cleared for exercise has one or more existing conditions that need extra care in programming and your work helps me a great deal in exercise selection and progression.”
“What I like about the Plantar Fasciitis Exercise Program is its simplicity. There is a lot of great information contained within it and it doesn’t bog down or go over your head. The exercises are easy to follow and perform.
Also, I have suffered with Plantar Fasciitis for over a year with no relief no matter what I tried. One week into your program and I’m able to do exercises that I have been unable to perform for some time now.
Plantar Fasciitis Exercise Program is simple it is and it doesn’t take much time and that it WORKS. It can be used by anyone no matter their age or ability level and it will quickly get them back on their feet (pun intended).
Thanks for providing this course. The relief I already feel is worth the money spent on it.”
“Thanks for the Tennis Elbow Pain Solution, as always you’ve delivered an easily digestible product based around current evidence.” Regards,
“As a clinical kinesiologist working in a private physiotherapy clinic, I spend a significant amount of time researching therapeutic exercises for various musculoskeletal injuries. Formulating evidence-based exercise programs for our clients is of paramount importance. However, it can be a very time consuming, costly process that demands exceptional organizational skills. I have been using your downloadable programs as an adjunct to my own research, with very positive results thus far. You have obviously put substantial time and effort into constructing an evolving library of evidence-based exercise therapy programs and, thankfully, have made them available for download at a very reasonable price. In essence, your exercise programs have helped me effectively treat our patients over the long term.” Thank you.
“If you want to be like a fraction of the greats in this industry and separate yourself from the joe personal trainers. I highly recommend you buy this product. To find a wealth of knowledge like this you usually have to go to a fitness conference somewhere and for a owner/operator like myself this cuts down costs to a minimum because you can watch and learn on your computer!”
“Tennis Elbow Pain Solution is easy to follow, and each description is clear and easy to understand. It covers every aspect of tennis elbow, and if you want to stop your pain, follow the procedures as they are put forth.
I do love your products, and your e-mails. You are a great mentor. Thanks again, Rick.”
“I like that there was a way to see if tennis elbow might be the problem. I have been struggling with shoulder/arm pain for a number of months. But when I did the tests to see if it might be tennis elbow, I “failed” all the tests. So I have started the program.
I like that there is a specific plan and progression of the exercises (3 stages) and that there are videos of the exercises as well as a written manual.
The Tennis Elbow Pain Solution Program video presentation was informative and I’m glad to have video examples of the exercises. It is sometimes difficult to understand an exercise just by reading and looking at pictures.
Thanks for your hard work Rick – hoping that I will have great success with this program. Will keep you updated.”
“I currently work with clients who have past or present shoulder injuries due to overuse or athletically related. Because of Effective Rotator Cuff Exercises, I have a more in depth knowledge of the functions of the rotator cuff and it’s vulnerability to injury.”
“I like the fact that the exercises are feasible and do work for select injuries, I have been including them in my warm ups prior to my exercise program. The Knee Injury Solution is a good general knee strengthening program to assist young athletes or post surgery/injury patients with getting their knees back to health.”
“Knee Injury Solution is an easy-to-follow program that is designed for anyone.
With a great selection of resources anyone could use this program to rehabilitate their knee.
I love the videos and the detailed explanations. Books are good, but videos are great!”
“This Plantar Fasciitis Exercise webinar course has definitely provided me with the information necessary to understand the key structures, common causes and the essential components of an exercise program for a client with plantar fasciitis. Your recommended and researched backed exercises should be very beneficial when it comes to helping a client in their recovery from plantar fasciitis. Thanks for the great work that you do!”
“Very informative! The exercises are described very well and I really like the client sheet with the exercises on one page. I like that it can be done in about 10 minutes and it is only 5 reps per exercise.
I found the Scapular Stabilization Webinar and Exercise Program a very helpful program to exercise the scapular muscles.”
“This Plantar Fasciitis Exercise Program looks AWESOME, exactly what I was looking for — what exercises to do, how often, and how to progress. I like having an action plan and this is going to help me for sure!
Thanks so much Rick, you’ve given me hope that I might be running (at least part of it!) my Ironman in August instead of walking like I was starting to resign myself to!”
“I’ve been in the game for nearly 5 years and the understanding the complexity of the shoulder has always been difficult. Your Muscle Imbalances Revealed Upper Body is my go-to resource when one of my clients walks in with a jacked up shoulder, neck, and back.
You got all the big-time players in for 1 awesome product and have recommended my trainers and clients to turn to Rick when if they want their problems to get fixed and rehabilitated. This is something that will definitely stay in my go-to pile… not on the bookshelf but where I can keep coming back to it.”
“Shin Spints Solved gave me what I was looking for. Last week a co-worker of mine mentioned she had gotten shin splints, we talked about what she was going through and after our conversation I set out to learn more about a condition that I wasn’t all too familiar with. Low and behold I get one of your emails announcing your new Shin Splints Solved program, and a few days later I’m significantly more familiar. I know what the condition is and what structures of the body are involved. I know the possible reasons as to why it’s happened. I know a list of other conditions it could be outside of shin splints (and with a little research, I now know about those conditions, so double thank you for that), little things like the alternative names allows me to interpret all the medical jargon thrown around by different practitioners, the fact about shoes hitting the 250-500 mile mark and losing up to 40% of their shock absorption capabilities was a golden nugget of wisdom, the multiple options to help recovery, and of course, the simple, progressive, well-laid out program to get clients healthy again…all of this and more.
Again, simply put, before your presentation I didn’t know what shin splints were or how someone got them. Now I do, and with a bit more review, I’ll feel more than comfortable talking to anyone in or out of the health industry about them.”
“Ricks various websites and products have become one of my ‘go to’ sources of continuing education, such is the quality and constancy of information he provides.
Simply by signing up for the Exerciseforinjuries.com newsletter one is treated to an incredible deluge of free evidence based education and is a must have resource for anybody in the health and fitness realm.
Rick you are doing an outstanding job, and I am so sincerely grateful for you and everything that you do.”
“Wow, that was an in-depth exploration of the very complex shoulder anatomy and functions of each component. So far, I’ve listened to the presentation without having the slides. In order to get the most out of the presentation I’ll have to listen and look at the same time. Your Exercise Education Gifts gave me some great modifications I can use to tailor workouts to the issues presented by different clients. One I’ll have to review from time to time.”
“I have viewed the video presentation for the Ultimate Training Guide for Cancer Survivors and can honestly say that I am impressed with the wealth of information provided.
Being a cancer survivor of 40 years this summer I can relate to many of the points made by the presenter. I’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt – as they say!
This program definitely affords a personal trainer the opportunity to better understand how a person with cancer would like to be treated and how to put together a suitable exercise program for his/her cancer client. Also, the information on cancer, types of treatment, side effects, etc., are all very helpful in helping the trainer to better understand and prepare for the cancer client.”
“I conduct fitness classes for approximately forty senior citizens who range in age from 60 to 85. A number of these seniors are in the early stages of osteoporosis as diagnosed by their physician. Because of this I have to be aware of what they can and cannot do when it comes to exercise.
Your mini-course on “The Truth About Osteoporosis and Exercise” has served as a valuable refresher for information on lifestyle modification, recommended types of exercises for osteoporosis prevention and treatment and safety guidelines.
I have found the information to be educational and the list of resources provided with each section is a bonus.
Thanks for another comprehensive program!”
“The information that you have provided in the Effective Rotator Cuff Exercises course is beyond my expectations. It has provided me with a very good comprehension of rotator cuff injuries and how to design an appropriate exercise program to deal with issues related to the various structures of the shoulder joint. Completion of this mini-course has given me added confidence when it comes to helping my clients overcome their RC injuries. The extensive number of exercises provided are well demonstrated and clearly explained.
The course is compact and the information is up-to-date. This program will now serve as my go-to resource for range of motion, flexibility and strengthening exercises for injuries to the rotator cuff.
Thank you for a great program!”
“I had very little knowledge on how to address a client with scoliosis. Your Effective Exercises for Scoliosis course has presented me with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of scoliosis and how to design an appropriate exercise program using the most effective exercises. Like many of your other mini-courses, I find that this program is compact, educational, up-to-date and packed with tidbits of information that would have me spending many hours to search out similar information.
“Braced” with the information that you have provided I now feel better equipped to safely train clients with scoliosis. Thanks!”
“First off Rick, thanks very much for your presentation. This was my first year at FBS12 but after an awesome weekend I can most definitely say it won’t be my last. Your presentation was both highly informative and very entertaining.
I really enjoyed how you shared your own story and how having that never say die attitude is key to success. Your story of how you persevere when things get tough, your strong belief in your ability to succeed and how not been afraid to pi** some people off really sat well with me because some people have questioned my motives for not only pursuing a career in fitness but even for travelling across to the U.S. for FBS. Well I say screw them because them two decisions have been two of the best in my life.
The biggest thing I got from your presentation was to find something in me that’s unique, something from my past successes and use that as the fire to power my future ones. Also your idea of celebrating each success no matter how great or small is something I’ll be adopting straight away. I’m just starting out in my fitness career and it is pretty daunting but after your presentation and the others at FBS12 I now know that I’m the one who will determine my success.
Thanks again Rick, hope to see you next year at FBS13.”
“I have been training for several years now. And in the last year since I purchased your Muscle Imbalances Revealed product, I have been able to implement many of the things discussed in these videos. They have been tremendously helpful for me. My clients have seen amazing results in recovery from injuries and dealing with day to day imbalances. I have become the “go to” guy for all things in this realm. So all of the trainers in my facility and their clients have benefited as well. Thanks for an outstanding product.”
“Your Effective Exercises for Scoliosis course was like a light in a dark place. I live in Nanaimo, but made it to Victoria, and it was the best money I ever spent. It gave me a lot of knowledge to move ahead with rehabilitative training, and the progressions you demonstrated were fantastic. I did wind up over training, like you mentioned on your website that many people do and irritated things. But, I always knew what to return to, and that progression was a key.
The knowledge base I was given in your course has helped me always get going again (that program and a Paul Chek video were my treasured companions for 5 years of real struggle). After suffering a lot of set backs between 2003/4 to 2010, I have been getting my bearings back within the last few years. Then, I thought to look you up on Google and see what you were up to.
To see how far you have continued your education and scope of training is totally awesome. The world needs more people like you. Congratulations on all you’ve done and continue so far, and that you are celebrating it with a wonderful family is super great!
It’s a real privilege to get going and thank you so much for offering such high-quality, well-researched material at a price that even us poor folks can afford!”
“I purchased your Scapular Stabilization Webinar and Exercise Program for personal purpose. I am not a P.T. or a physiatrist. Since I started suffering from pain in my shoulder a year ago, I have been interested in the topic. X-Ray and Resonance were negative and I was told it probably depended on posture. I realized that my fitness training program was not going to work without seriously working on posture too.
There were very few professionals who focus on Scapula. After reading your webinar, I had the key to totally revise my way of training my upper body. The exercises you propose are relatively simple and effective.
I think it could be a great work for fitness folk too, not only for preventing injuries but also for building a harmonious body. Now I pay attention during my exercises on my scapula position and I can feel the difference. I can tell that a lot of people around me would need help to recognize their scapula deficiencies.”
“I will incorporate all assessments and shoulder stability exercises immediately with all my clients.
The Bodyweight Corrective Exercises course contains excellent cueing techniques and great assessments as well as provides deeper understanding of human anatomy.
Loved all the progressions/regressions. I also liked the fact that I could print out the e-book for reference and that it is broken down by body part. Very handy!”
“Thank you for all the education gifts! You have a great sense of how to convey information in a no-nonsense sort of way, and yet with great intellect and insight. At present, my life has become overwhelmingly busy with family matters, but I will be working through my Scoliosis workbook and tuning in to your current emails/website as often as possible. My primarily goal is the self-assimilation and implementation of the knowledge conveyed through your courses, but I also look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with family and friends at work.” Many thanks!
“Thank you for the Exercise Education Gifts. As a trainer, I’m always looking for ways to expand my knowledge to help my clients. I found each gift to be useful in it’s own way.” Thanks again.
“The best thing about the Shoulder Pain Solved Program is it focuses on multiple areas of the shoulder for creating a fully functional shoulder. I would describe it as an all inclusive shoulder program that targets the many different needs of the shoulder in an organized and methodical manner.”
“The difference in knowledge gained from MIR is night and day when helping to improve clients’ lives. MIR is the GOLD STANDARD for assessing athletes or the average client in order to make them stronger, faster, or get rid of a nagging injury. Helping trainers and coaches everywhere evolve to another level.” Thank you.
“Thank you for creating practical, informative, and engaging products.” Best wishes.
“There are a few things I liked about the Sacroiliac Pain Solution Program, I could not just pick one and label it the best. I liked how you gave very detailed exercises for this particular condition. I am a registered massage therapist and a certified kinesiologist and found this information to be very valuable as I have one client that is currently dealing with SI joint pain. The physio and I can collaborate on exercises to do with the client and I am able to mention exercises that I have taken away from your program. Another interesting point I liked about the program was when you mentioned the “X factor” how the lats and glutes are often overactive which is exactly what I found in this client. I have described your video presentation as very informative and useful. There is an outside the box approach you bring to the presentation which challenges the way I look at SI joint pain and I am sure makes others consider what they are doing for SI joint pain in terms of exercises.” Yours Truly.
“Very informative presentation…The best thing about the Meniscus Tear Solution Program is it provides good background information and a wealth of information on the injury, as well as how to work towards recovery. I also very much like that you provide references that facilitate further research. This is a very thorough and comprehensive presentation describing the meniscus injury that would be a great resource for an individual that experienced such an injury.” All the best.
“The Meniscus Tear Solution Program is very thorough and doesn’t move at too gas a pace to grasp. I was looking for specifics on how to work with individuals suffering or recovering from a meniscus tear. I have already recommended this presentation to several friends in the industry. Thanks!”
“As a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, my work is not always in a gym or a weight room with lots of equipment. Because of this, the best thing for me in this Meniscus Tear Solution program is that I don’t need any fancy equipment. It also gives many levels of difficulty. I work with the older adult and a number of my people might not be able to do much more than level 1 or maybe level 2. I am always seeking new ideas in order to help them improve. I would tell other instructors and personal trainers that they could learn some additional ways to benefit their clients. I would further tell them that I think this is one of your best programs that I have seen. Keep up the good work.” Thank you.
“The best thing about the Shin Splints Solved program is the definition of and explanation of why shin splints occur with focus on current research. The way I would describe the DVD to others would be that it is an excellent overview of what “shin splints”, and a through progression on management and even prevention of this condition.”