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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 hamstrings are tight. But, often they have all the hamstring flexibility they need to perform normal activities of daily living and sporting activities. Outside of activities like yoga, Pilates, gymnastics,...

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! A little rant: I love dead bugs.  However, their relationship to specific sports performance...

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...

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 mismanaged 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...