Core

While deadlifts are commonly blamed and thought of as a low back destroyer, research on back pain tends to say just the opposite. Crazy right? An exercise known to help make your back and hips STRONGER might actually also make it HEALTHIER!!! Let’s dive into...

No two athletes are the same. And while we believe that in a group training setting all athletes will improve follow the same training, it is important to analyze each athlete individually as well to determine if large individual differences in performance warrants some individualization...

The push press is a great exercise for improving sports performance, but for a lot of people in the strength conditioning world, it's a really undervalued exercise in terms of analyzing how an athlete moves and figuring out what they need to work on to...

 Kipping pull-ups are among the most controversial exercises in CrossFit and other extreme fitness workout programs. Non-CrossFitters bash the movement as being an uncontrolled, non-functional, injury causing movement that allows CrossFit athletes to cheat rather than performing actual work.On the other hand, many CrossFit coaches...

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.18.9" text_orientation="center"]Developing the strength & skills necessary for progressing handstands and their variations are quite a task. Fortunately, CrossFit Games athlete and my partner in Performance Plus Programming, Pamela Gagnon is here to give us five tips for better handstands!.Be sure to...

Without a doubt the most common complaint I hear from athletes is that they have "tight hip flexors". Most of the time they've spent months stretching and foam rolling with no effect. Most of the time, performing combinations of core strength, hip flexor strength, and loaded...

Front and side planks are great for teaching core positioning and beginning to develop strength. But quickly they become more of an endurance exercise than a trunk & core strengthener. If you want to build serious strength, then you are going to need to up...

Well, you MAY have seen these squat cues before, but they are definitely underused these days. Working with athletes in both the gym and physical therapy clinic, I have seen countless athletes squat, and no one cue works well for all of them. So having...

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...

The overhead squat provides a significant challenge to many athletes as the combination of lower body power, core stability, and overhead strength can humble many respectable athletes. If you practice the Olympic lifts or CrossFit then this is a skill set you must master for...