Mobility

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,...

NOTE FROM ZACH: I'm constantly asked for advice on developing relations within the CrossFit community. My friend Danny Matta has done a wonderful job in that so I asked him to share his top tips for building a successful relationship with CrossFit boxes. The tips Danny...

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...

Continually improving your skill set is an absolute must for all fitness and rehab professionals. A better understanding of how the human body works will help improve the outcomes you get with clients. But improving your efficiency, sales, and general well-being is also crucial to...

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...

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...

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...

What does a heavy boozin’, pizza-pounding couch potato have in common with an extreme athlete with <15% body fat? You may think not much, but on the cellular level, their blood work may be shockingly similar– pre-diabetic with dangerously low immune function. One hasn’t eaten...

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...