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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...

One of the most common problems I treat with CrossFit athletes is shoulder pain with kipping pull-ups. This injury can happen for several different reasons as I discuss with my Performance Plus Programming partner Pamela Gagnon.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiYL0Luc9jg . Common Areas Leading to Shoulder Pain With Kipping Pull-ups .Lack...

No matter what recreational activity you choose to follow, if you are moving with intensity, training with volume, and pursuing this activity for months & years, minor tweaks and injuries are inevitable. CrossFit is no exception to this. Injuries happen with CrossFit, just as they...

Kipping pull-ups are among the most controversial exercises in CrossFit and other extreme fitness workout programs. Non-CrossFitters bash the movement as being an uncontrolled, non-functional, injury causing movement that allows CrossFit athletes to cheat rather than performing actual work.On the other hand, many CrossFit coaches...

This week I'm joined by CrossFit games athlete and gymnastics & body weight strength specialist Pamela Gagnon to discuss the hollow body position. The hollow body is a foundational movement in gymnastics and mastering this exercise will provide great carryover into all sports.Pamela and I...

The muscle up is a CrossFit skill that often takes athletes a long time to develop and perfect. I've previously published two articles (1 and 2) to help you develop a framework for developing this movement. The drills give you a great progression to get...

Rhabdomyolysis is a rare medical condition that can result from intense physical exercise. When "rhabdo" occurs, severe muscle damage leads to the release of skeletal muscle contents into the plasma and can lead to serious medical problems, including death. While many fitness certifications address the...