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The Ultimate Guide to Returning to CrossFit Postpartum 

I’m excited to have postpartum fitness specialist Christina Prevett MScPT, Ph.D. (c ) discuss the important topics you need to know prior to returning to CrossFit postpartum! Christina also runs TheBarbellMamas, which gives amazing training plans to pregnant and postpartum women! You are a Crossfitter. It’s what you love to do. You live and breathe the sport. When you get pregnant,...
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The Best GHD Exercises for Stronger Glutes, Hamstrings, and Lower Back

The Glute-Ham Developer (GHD) often sits in the corners of gyms collecting dust and serving as a coach rack. But this is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment for building posterior chain strength and endurance. If your low back, glutes, and hamstrings need extra work, try these different GHD exercises in your programming! GLUTE HAM RAISES These are...
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Fixing The Squat Butt Wink

The squat butt wink is one of the most well known of all squat movement faults. If you haven’t heard of butt wink before, it is the term used to describe the excessive rounding of the lower back as an athlete drops down into the bottom of the squat. This puts the body in a sub-optimal position for developing and...
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The Best Exercises for CrossFit Shoulder Pain

In my last article, I discussed what I believe to be the six most common causes of shoulder pain in CrossFit. To review, usually, shoulder pain results from doing too much volume or too high of skills for what that athlete is prepared for. As a result, the soft tissues of the shoulder get overloaded and become irritated. The following...
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The Most Common Causes of CrossFit Shoulder Injuries

With any form of intense training, the occasional injury happens. CrossFit is no exception to this. While research has repeatedly shown that CrossFit injury rates are not higher than other forms of recreational fitness activities, we have seen multiple studies agree that the shoulder is the most commonly injured area. If you are dealing with shoulder pain, understanding the most common causes of CrossFit...
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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 Athletics & 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 (recently renamed Pacifico Athletics), 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...
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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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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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