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Are Your Struggling to String Chest to Bar Pull-Ups Together?

Do you pull high enough on a chest to bar pull-up but can’t touch without a huge arch? Can you get one chest to bar, but crash to a dead stop and then have to restart your whole kip over to get your next rep? The chest to bar pull-up is an extremely hard movement that requires lots of strength...
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How To Continue Training When Injured

If you’ve spent any significant time working to push your performance to the next level, you know that an occasional tweak will happen that creates some soreness with exercise. Usually, these tweaks though are nothing to worry about, and training can continue as normal. But what can you do when a more significant injury occurs? After months or years of...
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Functional Fitness & Muscle Hypertrophy – Can You Build a More Powerful Physique?

Let’s be honest, as CrossFit athletes, we want to improve our health and performance, but what we want more than anything is to look better. While many fitness enthusiasts will argue that CrossFit is not the best route for building muscle mass, it is undeniable that many CrossFit athletes have developed incredible physiques following the CrossFit methodology. In this article,...
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The Importance of Lat Strength In Fitness Athletes

Lat Strength In Fitness Athletes Lat strength is incredibly important for CrossFit athletes. I commonly describe this muscle as the glutes of the upper body. In so many movements performed by fitness athletes, the lats are the prime mover and also protect joints such as the shoulder from unnecessary stress. It is essential to understand the role of lat strength...
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The Best Handstand Pushup Strength Progression

Handstand Pushup Strength Progression 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 against a wall. Our 4-week Handstand Pushup program has helped hundreds of athletes...
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Developing Butterfly Pull-Up Strength & Technique

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 say “not one pull-up done.” Ok. Let’s be real. First, if you...
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Strict Muscle-Up: Foundations & Positioning

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 this video. Dr. Zach Long also breaks down the most critical mobility component you need...
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The 8 Best Snatch Mobility Movements

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 get you lifting more weight! For a complete program designed to improve your mobility for...
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The Best Tips for Building Strict Ring Muscle-Up Strength

Frustrated with Strict Ring Muscle-Ups? Let’s drastically improve this skill! 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. Those who train the strict ring muscle-up will build grip strength, pulling strength, tricep strength, and body awareness. Along...
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