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TRX and other suspension trainers are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment for the physical therapist, chiropractor, or other rehab professionals to use in the treatment of injuries. The exercise variety and ease of quickly altering the load of the exercise makes it...

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,...

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked by the fitness athletes that I work with is how to improve overhead stability, as they feel weak during movements such as overhead squats, snatches, and jerks.For most of these athletes, a focus on strengthening the muscles...

In my recent CrossFit Journal article "Analyzing the Handstand Position", I outline a series of tests that can be employed to determine the handstand mobility and handstand stability deficits that are impacting an athlete's ability to perform a handstand (and its' variations) with optimal efficiency.Last...

The shoulder is a complicated structure. As I wrote in my CrossFit Journal Article “The Optimal Shoulder”  over 80% of CrossFit workouts involve a shoulder movement. If you are a CrossFit athlete, your shoulders better be performing optimally if you want to performing at your...

Wanted to share this shortened version of an article I wrote at themanualtherapist.com on the five most common mobility restrictions I see in CrossFit athletes. [convertkit form=4951225]Ankle mobility is incredibly important for almost every CrossFit movement and when restricted can lead to a lot of injuries. ...

Thanks for joining TheBarbellPhysio.com newsletter. As a thanks, please download the Runner's Performance Checklist and Squat Principles & Assessment e-books.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm7muRsXB30[/embed]As a thanks for joining my newsletter, I'm offering you 25% off of my "BulletProof Mobility" product. A program designed to warm you up for your workout while providing the...

The Olympic snatch is a frequently used exercise is strength & conditioning programs, and for good reason.  This exercise allows the athlete to lift very explosively and with biomechanics similar to that seen in many other athletic movements such running and jumping.  However, this exercise is highly technical and requires time and a good coach to learn how to master.The simplest explanation of the snatch is that it is a weightlifting exercise in which the athlete lifts a barbell from the ground to an overhead position in one explosive and continuous movement.Snatch Set Up and Catch