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Strict & Kipping Toes To Bar Variations for Performance

Understanding the differences and progressions between strict and kipping toes to bar variations can help you identify which movement is most efficient for you to perform in a workout for time. Pamela Gagnon breaks down three T2B variations for you to work on! For those needing more help with their T2B form, our Toes To Bar Overhaul plan is designed...
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The Best Quad Strength & Hypertrophy Exercises

In the lower body, the glutes tend to get all the love. From strength coaches to the medical world, we all focus on improving glute strength for performance and rehab. But the quads are also vitally important to your athletic performance. When your legs need some extra work, the following exercises are my favorite quad strength & hypertrophy exercises. First,...
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Squatting with Long Legs – Strategies for Better Form!

Squatting with long legs can be very difficult. The length of your thighs impacts body positioning making hitting full depth more difficult than it is for shorter-legged athletes. But with a few simple adjustments, we can often rapidly improve positioning for better squat mechanics. Watch the following video for 3 great tactics to help improve your squat if you’re struggling...
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Pacifico CrossFit & RxMindset owner scams fitness community with online programs

I hate that I even have to write this post but I feel like people looking into Pacifico CrossFit, RxMindset, or their owner Richard Hernandez need to know the truth about this gym’s ownership and the lack of morals surrounding it. About one month ago I was alerted by a TheBarbellPhysio follower that the Instagram account RxMindset was selling programs...
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The Best Landmine Exercises for Strength & Hypertrophy

Having a variety of exercises to choose from is important not only for continual performance increases but also for mental breaks from always doing the same old moves. One of my favorite tools for changing my training up is to incorporate landmine exercises into my workouts. Landmine setups are incredibly versatile and allow us to provide great stimuli for strength...
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Plank Variations – The Best Drills for Building Serious Core Strength

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 your game by trying these plank variations!   Want a serious core strength program? Get...
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Is Blood Flow Restriction Training Safe?

Blood flow restriction training has emerged in the fitness and rehab worlds as the latest modality to help patients get their strength and muscle mass back faster than ever. A huge amount of research has shown that hypertrophy (muscle mass) gains can be achieved at very low loads (20-30% of an individual’s one-rep max) versus conventional training requiring loads at...
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Five Keys to Great Toes To Bar

The toes to bar can be one of the more frustrating skills for fitness athletes to develop. This movement requires a combination of strength, coordination, and mobility. Lacking in any one of these areas makes performing the toes to bar much more difficult and will either prevent an athlete from being able to do a full T2B or rob them...
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The Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy

If you thought you were going to get an article on the best rep ranges to build muscle then guess again. Instead, you’re going to find out how to optimize each and every one of those reps to build maximum muscle while allowing you to remain injury-free. Not all reps are created equal. Here’s how to get the most out...
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