CrossFit

Note from Zach: I can’t thank Melissa Murphy enough for writing on this topic, some of the most under-valued aspects of performing optimally. Melissa’s help has been instrumental in helping me get my health and performance on track. These tips on how to rest, restore,...

I hear it all the time…athletes telling me they cannot get consistent gains in their mobility. Or, they get some mobility work (soft tissue, spinal manipulation, etc.) and feel like they have increased mobility for a short time and then back to being “locked up”...

Overhead Lifting After An Injury We're going to talk a little bit about my three favorite exercises for helping an athlete who's dealt with a shoulder injury return to doing heavy overhead pressing whether that's strict presses, push presses, or jerk variations. Returning to overhead lifting...

https://youtu.be/WWVG5px8Fv0Thanks for joining me today. We're going to take a little bit about the push press and how it can be used as a tool to analyze an athlete's movement patterns, specifically of their hips and core. Greg Glassman did a great article about this...

The kettlebell is a fantastic training tool for athletes and the general population to build strength, stability, coordination, conditioning, and sports performance. It is also one of the most under-valued pieces of equipment used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the rehabilitation of injuries. Although...

The keys to a proper squat https://youtu.be/uI8EEoakdqUThere are a few important keys to a proper squat that we need to follow as we look at what makes a safe and efficient squat.First, as the athlete squats, their feet should remain flat on the ground and should...

Many athletes have difficulty keeping the barbell close to their body during the turnover phase of the snatch (between completion of triple extension and the catch). This alters their bar path and can result in missed lifts. One of the most common causes of this...

Ankle mobility is without a doubt the most commonly found mobility limitation I see in the fitness athletes that I work with, whether that is the weekend warrior, or elite Olympic weightlifter. Restricted ankle mobility can significantly alter movement patterns, make obtaining full depth squats...

How to Warm Up for Squats What's up barbell nation? Dr. Zach Long from thebarbellphysio.com here. Thanks for joining me today. We're going to talk a little bit about How to Warm Up for Squats, and what I have a lot of my athletes do when...

The use of hanging band technique for shoulder rehab and performance gains has become very popular on my various social media accounts and for good reason….this training tool works! While I’ve used this throughout the body, I’ve found the athletes that I work with respond...