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Chest to Bar Butterfly Pull-ups

Are you struggling with chest to bar butterfly pull-ups? Learn how to improve your timing and upper body strength for more efficient gymnastics performance in this video with Performance Plus’ gymnastics coach Pamela Gagnon! Pamela Gagnon here from Performance Plus Programming, and today, we will tackle the Chest to Bar butterfly pull-up. Before we go any further, make sure you...
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Reviews

As the 2022 year comes to a close, Pamela and I met to reflect on the growth of Performance Plus Programming and our future plans (there are some big things in the works!). This year, we hit the 60,000 athlete mark, an accomplishment we do not take lightly. We are so grateful that so many athletes have entrusted us with...
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How To Do Kipping Pull-ups

If you’re trying to learn how to do kipping pull-ups, we’ve got five drills that you need to learn and practice to master that skill. Learning proper form (after already having strict pull-up strength) with this dynamic movement is the key to both long term progress and protecting your shoulders from injury!     The first thing to understand about...
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Linking Kipping Bar Muscle-Ups

Linking Kipping Bar Muscle-Ups can be challenging even for athletes that can complete multiple single repetitions. In the following video, gymnastics expert, Pamela Gagnon shares tips to dial in your form to crank out larger sets of muscle-ups! Linking Kipping Bar Muscle-Ups Transcript Pamela Gagnon here from Performance Plus Programming, and today we’re going to tackle how to link the...
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Stringing 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 C2B, but crash to a dead stop and then have to re-start your whole kip over to get your next rep? The chest-to-bar pull-up is an extremely hard movement requiring strength and mobility. If you are struggling to...
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Overhead Press Technique

In this video, Zach and Pamela discuss the overhead press and the points of performance for this exercise. While this is a simple exercise, a few technique considerations will help you lift more weights, and keep your shoulders feeling good as you progress! At Performance Plus, we have several programs to help our your overhead press: Overhead Mobility Overhaul for...
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S2E3 – Why Rounded Back During A Lift Won’t Hurt You

Today we are talking about the general fear people have around rounding their back while lifting.  Recently we saw a popular influencer who put a video up of a golfer rounding his back over as he reached into the hole to pick a golf ball. The IG personality claimed said golfer would herniate the discs in his spine from picking...
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Pushup Technique

In this video, we look at push up points of performance. These points of performance will also translate in a lot of ways to the bench press and dips, other horizontal pressing variations. While this is a simple exercise, a better understanding of pushup technique will help you hit more reps and keep your shoulders feeling great as you do...
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S2E2: Are Butterfly Pull-Ups Legit?

In Episode 2 of Season 2 of the Performance Plus Podcast, Johnny and Pamela sit down to talk about butterfly pull-ups and why people hate them so much. In this episode, we cover Why we should learn to do butterfly pull-ups. What are the prerequisites for butterfly pull-ups? How to develop the skill of the butterfly pull-ups. Why hating butterfly...