CrossFit

Note from Zach: I'm excited to have Meghan Callaway back on TheBarbellPhysio to share this incredible article. Meghan is an amazing strength coach and she has teamed up with two other rock-stars in Kellie Hart Davis and Sarah Ellis Duvall to create their "Glutes, Core,...

Thanks to Pamela Gagnon for joining this week to discuss some bar muscle up assistance drills. This is a movement that a lot of fitness athletes have difficulty with as their technique robs them of performance! Pamela has some great insight into optimizing your technique.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBLrvnMSQr0Need...

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...

I am excited to have my good friend Dr Mitch Babcock of FitnessTx contribute this amazing research review on the safety of deep squats. Squats unfortunately get a bad wrap in the medical world as a knee destroyer. But the available literature on deep squats shows...

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...

A few weeks ago I published an article on BENCH PRESS MOBILITY where I outlined several of the key mobility areas to address to allow for proper bench press form. One of those areas was shoulder extension mobility, a commonly overlooked component of shoulder mobility that...

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...

When most fitness athletes think of improving their mobility for squats and overhead presses, few consider the mobility needs of the bench. While it doesn’t usually require as much mobility attention as those lifts, I often find mobility limitations in athletes that impact their ability...

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...