Core

The kipping pull-up is often a polarizing debate in the fitness community. I've written about this many times and my viewpoint is that when done properly, the kipping pull-up is a good upper body pulling plus conditioning exercise (read this article for more). The shoulder...

One of the most common problems I treat with CrossFit athletes is shoulder pain with kipping pull-ups. This injury can happen for several different reasons as I discuss with my Performance Plus Programming partner Pamela Gagnon.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiYL0Luc9jg . Common Areas Leading to Shoulder Pain With Kipping Pull-ups .Lack...

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...

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…  Deadlift Mistakes #1: Squatting The Deadlift An improper...

I'm excited to have my friend Brian Bouchette join TheBarbellPhysio.com to share this great video discussing anthropometry and how it can impact squat performance. If you want to have an in-depth knowledge of squat performance then this is something you need to understand!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvcytKYDXAAIf you want...

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...

Thanks to Pamela Gagnon for joining this week to discuss Toes To Bar efficiency. This is a movement that a lot of fitness athletes have difficulty with as their technique robs them of energy and slows them down! Pamela has some great insight into optimizing...

Rib cage flare during overhead lifting is a common movement fault seen in fitness athletes. While it is not always an issue, quite often it needs to be addressed for better positioning as an athlete moves weight overhead.If you aren't familiar with the term rib...