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Are Your Struggling to String Chest to Bar Pull-Ups Together?

  Do you pull high enough on a chest to bar pull-up but can’t touch without a huge arch? Can you get one chest to bar, but crash to a dead stop and then have to restart your whole kip over to get your next rep? The chest to bar pull-up is an extremely hard movement that requires lots of...
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How To Continue Training When Injured

If you’ve spent any significant time working to push your performance to the next level, you know that an occasional tweak will happen that creates some soreness with exercise. Usually these tweaks though are nothing to worry about and training can continue as normal. But what can you do when a more significant injury occurs? After months or years of...
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CrossFit & Muscle Hypertrophy – Can You Build a More Powerful Physique?

Let’s be honest, as CrossFit athletes, we want to improve our health and performance, but what we want more than anything is to look better. While many fitness enthusiasts will argue that CrossFit is not the best route for building muscle mass, it is undeniable that many CrossFit athletes have developed incredible physiques following the CrossFit methodology. In this article,...
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Get Your First Pistol Squat With This Exercise Progression!

For some athletes cranking out reps of pistol squats is no issue. But if you’re reading this, you are not likely in the lucky group of athletes. Instead, the combination of strength, balance, coordination, and mobility required for the pistol squat makes this a frustrating exercise. This pistol squat progression will help you improve both your strength and your balance...
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The Importance of Lat Strength In CrossFit Athletes

Lat strength is incredibly important for CrossFit athletes. I commonly describe this muscle as the glutes of the upper body. In so many movements performed by fitness athletes, the lats are the prime mover and also protect joints such as the shoulder from unnecessary stress. It is essential to understand the role of lat strength in CrossFit athlete performance and...
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The Best Handstand Pushup Strength Progression

Building to your first strict handstand pushup requires a considerable amount of strength and balance. You will need to get comfortable being inverted while building strength in the triceps, shoulders, pecs, and back muscles. Here is a basic guideline to learning the strict handstand pushup against a wall. Our 4-week Handstand Pushup program has helped hundreds of athletes reach their goal of...
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Strength Training with Lower Back Pain

If you’ve trained hard and worked to push your performance to the next level for any extended period of time you know that the occasional tweak of a muscle or joint is inevitable. But when it comes to a tweak in your back many athletes tend to become more concerned than other areas. Continuing to remain highly active as your...
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Developing Butterfly Pull-Up Strength & Technique

BUTTERFLY PULL-UPS: WHY WE DO THEM, WHO SHOULD NOT BE DOING THEM & HOW TO DEVELOP THE BUTTERFLY PULL-UP. By Pamela Gagnon Let’s begin with the elephant in the room. Usually, we see a post of an athlete performing Butterfly Pull-ups and we see 100s of comments that say “not one pull-up done.” Ok. Let’s be real. First, if you understand...
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Strict Muscle-Up: Foundations & Positioning

Are you ready to get your first strict muscle-up on rings? There are a few essential techniques that will put you in optimal positioning for the movement. Gymnastics expert Pamela Gagnon discusses what you need to do with your grip, torso positioning, and pulling positions in this video. Dr. Zach Long also breaks down the most critical mobility component you need...
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