Exercises

In recent years, the fitness world has been slowly adopting the trend of measuring heart rate variability (HRV) as a means of assessing an athlete’s readiness to train and overall recovery. But what is it? Is it actually useful? And how do we measure HRV?...

Before discussing hamstring flexibility we need to talk about testing hamstring flexibility. Many athletes believe their hamstring are tight but have all the hamstring flexibility the need to perform normal activities of daily living and sporting activities. Outside of people performing yoga, Pilates, gymnastics, cheer...

As 2018 comes to a close I thought I’d take a moment and reflect on those individuals and organizations who I’ve learned the most from in the past year. Hopefully this gives readers some new resources for their own education. This list is clearly not going...

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

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 deadlift mistakes…   [convertkit form=785224]   Deadlift Mistakes #1: Squatting The Deadlift An...

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 mis-managed 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...

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=aBLrvnMSQr0 Need...