𝙵𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗’𝚝 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 Stric...
Dr. Zach Long is the Director of Physical Therapy in Charlotte, North Carolina and runs an industry leading fitness website “The Barbell Physio”where he is a trusted resource to thousands of athletes, coaches, and health care professionals across the United States and beyond. Additionally, Zach teaches with the Institute of Clinical Excellence in their “Fitness Athlete” division where he helps medical professionals better understand the needs of CrossFitters, power lifters, and weightlifters. Zach is a Board Certified Sports Certified Specialist, Level One CrossFit Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, and certified SFMA practitioner.
𝙵𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗’𝚝 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 Stric...
The term squat butt wink refers to an athlete’s low back rounding as they reach the bottom position of their squat. Often, this is considered a mo...
The Toes To Bar exercise commonly performed in CrossFit can be a challenging skill for many athletes to develop. It may look simple but the combinatio...
I am an Elite Spartan Race competitor, so needless to say when I found out I had to have shoulder surgery (torn labrum), I knew exactly who I wanted for my PT doctor - Dr. Zachary Long. Zach always showed concern for any pains or issues I had between visits and took great care to make sure the right treatment was taught and used to combat those problems. Months later, I am strong, healthy and ready to compete in races again! I owe a lot of this to the care I received from Dr. Long and the CSC staff.
A few things separates Zach from any other PT professional. For instance, he has an ability to treat not only the issue you came to see him about, but can can forsee how one issue will lead to a different problem, therefore, always providing PT drills to stay ahead of injury. Zach has a passion for what he does and that greatly shows in the time he spends with his patients, and his knowledge of the human body. Zach helped me head into the CrossFit Games injury free so I could perform as a top level athlete.
“Master the Squat encompasses all common faults of the squat and provides the detailed analysis anyone can understand. The tools for correction are simple yet effective- by far the best resource for individuals looking to improve their quality of life or athletes pursuing peak performance.”
“Proper technique is the key to both safety and performance in Olympic weightlifting. Zach and Jared have created a great resource for understanding the fundamental positions in each of the lifts and the mobility requirements to perform them successfully. This product is loaded with practical information from points of performance to movement progressions and mobility assessments. I would recommend this product to coaches, athletes, and anyone looking to improve their understanding of Olympic weightlifting.”
“As a coach and athlete, this video is a great tool when trying to determine how to best help my athletes (and myself) move more efficiently. Zach proves that there is no “one size fits all” magical fix for the squat. Instead, he clearly demonstrates how to safely assess and correct common squat faults.”
“The Shoulder Performance for the Fitness Athlete by Dr. Zach Long is an invaluable resource, a MUST for coaches, clinicians, and athletes wanting to perform optimally. If you or your clients are looking to learn more about the shoulder mobility demands of various barbell exercises, look no further, Dr. Zach’s got it covered!”
“I have used the Weightlifting video and e-book for some time now. I find the resource invaluable. As a CrossFit coach it’s the perfect reference material for Olympic Weightlifting. Neither too shallow nor overly complex in its explanations, this would serve any coach well for developing a lifters foundation to a high standard. For me it’s absolute gold dust. Highly recommend!”
Thanks to Zach's enthusiasm for exploring cutting edge therapy and training methods my rehab went phenomenal! If you're looking to excel in your rehab then you need to work with Zach!
“Understanding the basic physiologic constructs, mobility and stability requirements of the shoulder will help any clinician, coach, and athlete improve their shoulder health and overall performance. Dr. Zach Long is at the cutting edge of rehab and interventions for the fitness athlete, and “Shoulder Performance for the Fitness Athlete” is a phenomenal product that will elevate your knowledge and performance for you and your athletes.”
Zach is an awesome physical therapist that I would recommend to anyone, especially a fellow athlete. His knowledge of body mechanics has been extremely beneficial for me as an athlete.
Hi Dr. Zach: Before I came to see you, I thought I would have to give up CrossFit completely because (my knee) would never get better. It broke my soul a little every day thinking I might have to give up something I am so passionate about. I am so grateful for you and all your work. You are so unique because of your knowledge of Crossfit and our movement patterns. Everything you did, every exercise you gave me helped me 100% to get to where I am. You know your $h!t. I can’t believe I am able to Olympic lift and pistol squat again!
If you want someone who gets it and really understands your needs to perform at your best the Dr. Zachary Long is one of the best.
A few things separates Zach from any other PT professional. For instance, he has an ability to treat not only the issue you came to see him about, but can forsee how one issue will lead to a different problem, therefore, always providing PT drills to stay ahead of injury. Zach has a passion for what he does and that greatly shows in the time he spends with his patients, and his knowledge of the human body. Zach helped me head into the CrossFit Games injury free so I could perform as a top level athlete.
When you have an appointment there is no question you are his only patient with total focus on you. My recovery has far exceeded my expectations and am stronger now, then prior to surgery. Without hesitation I refer anyone who needs Physical Therapy to Zach Long
“Finally – the best of both worlds – a product on weightlifting from both the perspective of clinician and weightlifting coach. As an affiliate owner, I realize that 99% of my members don’t possess the familiarity or prerequisite mobility/stability to perform such complex movements safely. Though it’s our job as coaches to give them the appropriate movement coaching, This is a huge tool for my coaching staff.”
Zach's passion for the advancement of human performance can be seen in his person-centered approach towards individual training and evidence-based rehabilitation. Zach puts his heart and soul into providing the best damn care and training you can get!
“The Shoulder Performance for the Fitness Athlete is a product that I absolutely endorse. It is extremely well thought out and thorough, and will help you perform your very best, and more importantly, stay healthy. This is a perfect product for athletes, and regular gym-goers who want to train at a high level.”
Thanks to Zach's enthusiasm for exploring cutting edge therapy and training methods my post ACL rehab went phenomenal! If you're looking to excel in your rehab then you need to work with Zach!