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Building to your first strict handstand pushup requires a considerable amount of strength and balance. You will need to get comfortable being inverted while building strength in the triceps, shoulders, pecs, and back muscles. Here is a basic guideline to learning the strict handstand pushup...

If you’ve trained hard and worked to push your performance to the next level for any extended period of time you know that the occasional tweak of a muscle or joint is inevitable. But when it comes to a tweak in your back many athletes...

BUTTERFLY PULL-UPS: WHY WE DO THEM, WHO SHOULD NOT BE DOING THEM & HOW TO DEVELOP THE BUTTERFLY PULL-UP. By Pamela Gagnon Let’s begin with the elephant in the room. Usually, we see a post of an athlete performing Butterfly Pull-ups and we see 100s of comments that...

Are you ready to get your first strict muscle-up on rings? There are a few essential techniques that will put you in optimal positioning for the movement. Gymnastics expert Pamela Gagnon discusses what you need to do with your grip, torso positioning, and pulling positions in...

The snatch is the fastest of all weightlifting movements. But, it is also the most mobility demanding exercise. Many athletes struggle with this movement due to their inability to get into good positioning. The following exercises are our favorite to improve your snatch mobility and...

Are you stuck in a rut with your toes to bar? Do you have to continually reset for each set of T2B? Or maybe an awkward swing that is stopping you from stringing a few together in a row? If you can do singles, but...

Working on improving squat depth can be a long and frustrating journey. And while there are lots of available information on different mobility drills, it can be difficult to determine where to start.  Often, I see athletes working a variety of random movements with no laid...

𝙵𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗’𝚝 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 Strict Ring Muscle-Ups 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚘?⁣ Don’t worry, this strength skill takes a lot of time and practice but is definitely worth the hard work because it has a lot of benefits as a strength training skill....

The term squat butt wink refers to an athlete’s low back rounding as they reach the bottom position of their squat. Often, this is considered a movement fault as some low back injuries can occur when the low back rounds under heavy loads. If you are dealing...

The Toes To Bar exercise commonly performed in CrossFit can be a challenging skill for many athletes to develop. It may look simple but the combination of strength and technique required for efficiency is difficult. Understanding toes to bar mechanics will help you improve your...