John Rusin

John Rusin
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John is an internationally recognized coach, speaker, and writer, whose innovative vision and knowledge brings together high-performance strength and hypertrophy programming with a cutting-edge, pain-free training methodology.

Dr. John Rusin is not your run-of-the-mill physical therapist. His innovative vision and knowledge brings together high-performance strength and hypertrophy programming with a cutting-edge, pain-free training methodology.

With more than a decade of elite-level training experience and advanced degrees in both exercise science and physical therapy, Dr. Rusin develops performance, regeneration, and aesthetics programs for some of the world’s best power athletes, NFL and MLB athletes, gold-medal Olympians, competitive powerlifters, and bodybuilders.

John is an internationally recognized coach, speaker, and writer, whose work has been popularized in media outlets such as Muscle and Strength, Testosterone Nation, Mountain Dog Diet, and Breaking Muscle to name a few.

John is the owner of John Rusin Fitness Systems, an online fitness platform geared toward synergizing the best of high-performance training and physical therapy to athletes and clients worldwide. This past year, John’s website,, was named to Breaking Muscle’s Top 10 Fitness Sites of 2015.

John also is the owner of Dr. John Rusin Physical Therapy, a sports performance physical therapy practice, located in Madison, Wisconsin. In office, John has been able to develop and perfect his game-changing Hands-On Self Myofascial Release (SMR) Techniques on an impressively diverse athletic population ranging from Ironman athletes to bodybuilders.

For more about Dr. John Rusin check out his Facebook Page, Twitter, and brand new 12-Week Muscle Gain & Fat-Loss Program.

John Rusin's Content

3 Cold Hard Truths About Female Specific Training
The health and fitness industry has misled women for far too long. Today, we bring you 3 truths about female specific training and how to implement them.
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Loosen Up Bro: 3 Drills to Prevent Shoulder Pain
Don't be plagued with shoulder pain. It'll prohibit you from making the gains you want. Luckily, these 3 mobility drills can help eradicate & prevent it.
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4 Ways To Get Stronger Without Increasing Weight on the Bar
The obvious progression is adding weight to the barbell, but doing so often leads to a mindset that encourages injury. Try out these 4 safer progressions.
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4 Ways to Guarantee an Injury (And How to Prevent Them!)
If you're feeling pain, you may be on your way to an injury. Check out these 4 ways to guarantee an injury & how to prevent them by bulletproofing your body!
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3 Ways to Increase Your Strength With Resistance Bands
You can add resistance bands into your workout plan in many different ways & you should! Check out these tips on how to incorporate them into your workouts.
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Side Stepping Injury: 3 Ways to Train Around Knee Pain
Knee discomfort can really put a strain on your gains. Learn how to better avoid knee injuries and ways to continue to train around knee pain.
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Shoulder Savers: Training Around Pain and Making Gains
Shoulder pain can be unbearable and hinder your progress in the gym. If you're experiencing pain, put these methods to work to continue seeing gains!
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3 Simple Recovery Methods to Train Harder Than Ever Before
You spend a lot of time breaking down muscles, but how much time do you spend boosting your recovery? Check out these 3 easy methods to promote recovery.
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How to Build More Muscle Using Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training
Dr. John Rusin describes what blood flow restriction training is, the benefits of adding it into your workouts, and how to implement it into your plan!
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4 Effective Foam Rolling Drills That Increase Mobility
Foam rolling isn't breaking up scar tissue but you can use it to improve your mobility. Dr. John Rusin shows you how with these 4 simple drills.
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The Perfect Superset: A Simple & Effective Template
Supersets are a great way to get the most out of your workout. Before you add them into your routine, you should learn what qualifies as a perfect superset.
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Deadlifts Hurt Your Back? Here Are 4 Pain Free Alternatives
Struggle to get out of bed the day after you deadlift? Turns out conventional deadlifts aren't for everyone, here's a few healthier alternatives.
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Metabolic Med-Ball Core Training
Mix up your core training with a dose of metabolic medicine ball training. These 3 med-ball moves will help you define your abs and blast your upper body.
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4 Glute Exercises to Build a Strong & Sexy Booty
From Instagram to magazines, these days it's all about the butt. Dr. John Rusin shares 4 new-to-you exercises that will help you build strong, sexy glutes.
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High Volume, Hard Work But Poor Results?
Did you know that 80% of your results are likely coming from 20% of your gym work? Learn why you should start evaluating and refining your workouts today.
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10 Lunge Exercise Variations You Must Try
John Rusin helps you to elevate your lunges from boring to beast mode. This complete guide to the lunge include form tips and 10 highly-effective exercise variations.
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Drop Sets: How to Use Drop Sets For Strength & Hypertrophy
Increase your workout intensity by incorporating these three incredibly challenging drop set formats: change in angulation, lift speed and base of support.
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No Pain, More Gain Shoulder Superset
Shoulder pain should not be the norm. Learn why your shoulders hurt and what you can do to remedy this issue. This feature includes a sample superset warmup workout
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