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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...

BUTTERFLY PULL-UPS:Β 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...

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 GagnonΒ discusses what you need to do with your grip, torso positioning, and pulling positions in...

Are you stuck in a rut with your toes to bar? Do you have to continually reset for each set of T2B? Or maybe an awkward swing that is stopping you from stringing a few together in a row? If you can do singles, but...

π™΅πšŽπšŽπš•πš’πš—πš πš•πš’πš”πšŽ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšŠπš›πšŽπš—β€™πš πš™πš›πš˜πšπš›πšŽπšœπšœπš’πš—πš πš πš’πšπš‘ Strict Ring Muscle-Ups πšŠπš—πš πš—πš˜πš πšœπšžπš›πšŽ πš πš‘πšŠπš 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚘?⁣ 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....

The Toes To Bar exercise commonly performed in CrossFit can be a challenging skill for many athletes to develop. It may look simple but the combination of strength and technique required for efficiency is difficult. Understanding toes to bar mechanics will help you improve your...

The bar muscle-up can be a difficult skill to master as it requires significant strength and coordination. Gymnastics expert Pamela Gagnon has a number of tips for improving technique and exercises that will build your bar muscle-up specific strength and technique. Video #1: Understanding Positioning & Mobility for...

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

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 create a framework for developing this movement. The drills give you a great progression to get your...