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An athlete getting their first unassisted pull-up is a major accomplishment. For many it takes months or years of training to build the strength to finally get their chin over the bar. For others, they spin their wheels never making enough progress. The 3 steps...

If you’ve had an episode of intense low back pain you know how scary dealing with that can be. Quite often athletes are given poor advice when it comes to rehabbing their back that leads to them feeling fragile and scared to return to the...

If you want to maximize your performance with handstand pushups, walking, and other variations it is crucial that you have great handstand mobility to get into optimal positions. Many athletes lack the necessary mobility and as a result their performance is hindered. Here's what you can...

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 mistakes and focus on dialing in proper deadlift...

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=yvcytKYDXAA If you want...