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

Want strong legs? A killer back? Improved sprint times and jumping height? Need to rehab lumbar spine pain? Then you need to be doing deadlifts! Want to do deadlifts for a long time? Then you need to avoid these deadlift mistakes…   [convertkit form=785224]   Deadlift Mistakes #1: Squatting The Deadlift An...

Hip impingement is a common complaint that we see in CrossFitters, weightlifters, and powerlifters due to the demands of their sport that push the hip joint through full ranges of motion repeatedly. This condition can be quite difficult to treat and is often mis-managed in...

Note from Zach: I'm excited to have Meghan Callaway and Sarah Duvall back on TheBarbellPhysio to share this incredible article on training the glutes. These two incredible ladies have teamed up with Kellie Hart Davis to create their "Glutes, Core, and Pelvic Floor Workout System". This...

Note from Zach: I'm excited to have Meghan Callaway back on TheBarbellPhysio to share this incredible article. Meghan is an amazing strength coach and she has teamed up with two other rock-stars in Kellie Hart Davis and Sarah Ellis Duvall to create their "Glutes, Core,...

NOTE FROM ZACH: I'm constantly asked for advice on developing relations within the CrossFit community. My friend Danny Matta has done a wonderful job in that so I asked him to share his top tips for building a successful relationship with CrossFit boxes. The tips Danny...

As 2017 comes to a close, I want to reflect on the past year. I published 48 new articles on TheBarbellPhysio.com this year, launched Performance Plus Programming, and developed two new products (Oly Lifting and Shoulder Performance for the Fitness Athlete). Add in teaching two different...

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...

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...