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Upper Body

With over 5 years of content, 133 articles, 30+ programs, and more I’ve recently realized how difficult it is for athletes, coaches and clinicians to find content on The Barbell Physio website. We will let this page serve as our welcome hub outlining everything you...

If you lack a solid kipping foundation it will affect the efficiency of all skills that use the kip, such as pull-ups and toes to bar. The kip requires the combination of strength, coordination, and mobility. Lacking in any one of these areas makes kipping...

For many athletes, the transition from holding a handstand against, to freestanding, and then ultimately learning to handstand walk can be a challenging progression. Handstand walking requires significant strength, coordination, and mobility to accomplish. Our handstand walk progression will help get you there! Handstand Walk Step...

When starting a training program, you rarely think about grip strength. You want to lift heavier, so you focus on improving your form and developing strength everywhere except your grip. But neglecting grip strength in CrossFit accessory work can significantly hold back your performance. Let’s bring...

In the musculoskeletal rehab world, we've made huge strides understanding the importance of improving the strength of patients returning from an injury. But often we're faced with the challenge of getting the right strength equipment in place. While I'd love for every physical therapy, chiropractic,...

An athlete getting their first unassisted pull-up is a significant accomplishment. For many, it takes months or years of training to build the strength to get their chin over the bar finally. For others, they spin their wheels, never making enough progress. The three steps...

There are a lot of factors in the bench press that can make or break your success in the movement. If you want to increase your bench press you need to be aware of the things that can go wrong, you might sacrifice your strength potential,...

If you want to maximize your performance with handstand pushups, walking, and other variations, it is crucial that you have great handstand mobility to get into optimal positions. Many athletes lack the necessary mobility, and as a result, their performance is hindered. Here's what you can...

The kipping pull-up is often a polarizing debate in the fitness community. I've written about this many times, and my viewpoint is that when done properly, the kipping pull-up is a good upper body pulling plus conditioning exercise (read this article for more). The shoulder...