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[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.18.9" text_orientation="center"]Developing the strength & skills necessary for progressing handstands and their variations are quite a task. Fortunately, CrossFit Games athlete and my partner in Performance Plus Programming, Pamela Gagnon is here to give us five tips for better handstands!.Be sure to...

Without a doubt the most common complaint I hear from athletes is that they have "tight hip flexors". Most of the time they've spent months stretching and foam rolling with no effect. Most of the time, performing combinations of core strength, hip flexor strength, and loaded...

Front and side planks are great for teaching core positioning and beginning to develop strength. But quickly they become more of an endurance exercise than a trunk & core strengthener. If you want to build serious strength, then you are going to need to up...

James Tatum joins me this week to discuss improving positioning in the snatch for optimal performance and decreasing excessive strain on the body.James has won three national championships in weightlifting and has extensive knowledge in prepping athletes for maximal strength.I highly recommend checking out his...

Well, you MAY have seen these squat cues before, but they are definitely underused these days. Working with athletes in both the gym and physical therapy clinic, I have seen countless athletes squat, and no one cue works well for all of them. So having...

Note from Zach: Big thanks to Meghan Callaway for writing this KILLER guest article. If you want to really dive deep into strengthening your pull-ups then I highly recommend checking out her "ULTIMATE PULL-UP PROGRAM".  The pull-up is such an empowering, effective, and fun exercise to...

The overhead squat provides a significant challenge to many athletes as the combination of lower body power, core stability, and overhead strength can humble many respectable athletes. If you practice the Olympic lifts or CrossFit then this is a skill set you must master for...

In sports and fitness, the ability to get your body into proper positions is incredibly important to properly executing movements with efficiency to maximize performance. Fortunately, most athletes and coaches understand this principle and are programming mobility work with the hopes of improve their performance.BUT...

When athletes exercise or coaches program training plans there is no lack of attention to sets, reps, variation in exercises, and providing sufficient stimulus for adaptations to occur. But the most overlooked training variable I see both from a performance standpoint and an injury factor...

Commonly when lifting weights, we see the body choose to move in such as way as to bias its strengths and protect its’ weaknesses. That is because the human body is an efficient organism trying to complete an unknown task using the quickest or easiest...