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The kipping pull-up is often a polarizing debate in the fitness community. I've written about this many times and my viewpoint is that when done properly, the kipping pull-up is a good upper body pulling plus conditioning exercise (read this article for more). The shoulder...

One of my favorite diagnoses to treat in CrossFit athletes is SLAP tears because quite frequently athletes have been told they have only one option…surgery. But in reality many people with SLAP tears in their shoulder can successfully rehab back to full shoulder health and...

One of the most common problems I treat with CrossFit athletes is shoulder pain with kipping pull-ups. This injury can happen for several different reasons as I discuss with my Performance Plus Programming partner Pamela Gagnon.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiYL0Luc9jg . Common Areas Leading to Shoulder Pain With Kipping Pull-ups .Lack...

One of the first questions that CrossFit, powerlift, or Olympic weightlifting athletes ask me after a shoulder surgery such as a rotator cuff or labrum repair is “when can I squat after shoulder surgery?”With many shoulder surgeries, the shoulder position required to get set up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SMjGP1LEmw Originally posted on OnwardCharlotte.com VIDEO TRANSCRIPT OF SIT SQUATS: Today, I'm going to talk about the one squat variation that you should have all of your clients do, and that is the sit squat, which is a relatively simple looking squat variation, but it really works individuals...

In recent years, the fitness world has been slowly adopting the trend of measuring heart rate variability (HRV) as a means of assessing an athlete’s readiness to train and overall recovery. But what is it? Is it actually useful? And how do we measure HRV?...

Before discussing hamstring flexibility we need to talk about testing hamstring flexibility. Many athletes believe their hamstring are tight but have all the hamstring flexibility the need to perform normal activities of daily living and sporting activities. Outside of people performing yoga, Pilates, gymnastics, cheer...

Note from Zach: Huge thanks to Kelvin King for writing this article. Kelvin has a ton of amazing exercise variations like the dead bug exercises he shows below. Be sure to follow him! Little rant: I love dead bugs.  However, their relationship to specific sports performance has...

Body tempering (BT), invented by power lifter Donnie Thompson, has gained lots of popularity in the fitness world in the last few years. So what is BT? Does it work? How does it work? Let’s discuss…. What Is Body Tempering? Body tempering is a form of soft...