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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...

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 mistakes and focus on dialing in proper deadlift...

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 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...

At the start of 2018, I asked TheBarbellPhysio followers what they wanted more information on this year. By far the biggest request I had was for Postpartum fitness advice. So I reached out to my friend Sarah Duvall and we recorded a talk on postpartum...

The pistol squat is a challenging body weight strength exercise that requires not only strength but significant control and mobility. Quite often the extreme mobility demands of the pistol squat are overlooked so we will start with the most commonly limited mobility deficits for the...