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The Best CrossFit Mobility Exercises

The movements performed in CrossFit challenge the athlete from a mobility perspective as much as almost any other form of exercise. Rarely do gym-goers challenge the human body’s ability to move through maximal range of motion required for skills like the overhead squat, toes to bar, and muscle-ups. Because of that, many athletes understand the importance of including CrossFit mobility...
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The Best CrossFit Gymnastics Accessory Exercises

One of the most unique components of CrossFit training compared to other forms of exercise is the variety of gymnastics skills programmed. While many athletes perform pull-ups, few progress to muscles-ups, handstands pushups, and pistol squats. Many athletes struggle progressing to more advanced gymnastics movements doing the daily WOD at their gym. For those athletes, adding in some specific CrossFit...
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E21 – Metrics Your Should Be Tracking with Dr. Zach Long

With the proliferation of wearables in the world there are million different metrics you can measure. So how do you know which ones matter? Tune into episode 21 of the Performance Plus Podcast to hear Dr. Zach Long and Coach Johnny B discuss important health and fitness metrics you should be tracking. Topics covered on this episode include What measurable...
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The Best CrossFit Accessory Exercises

CrossFit provides a unique test of athlete’s fitness by combining movements that challenge your mobility, absolute strength, bodyweight/gymnastics strength, and multiple energy systems. The result is daily workouts that push the body with high-intensity workouts. Many athletes understand that the daily WOD alone won’t maximize their performance and regularly do CrossFit accessory exercises in addition to the prescribed metcon. At...
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E20 – Spotting for Better Gymnastic Skills with Pamela Gagnon

On Episode 20 of the Performance Plus Podcast Pamela Gagnon and Coach Johnny B discuss the importance of spotting for learning gymnastics. Topics covered on this episode include Why spotting is important How to spot someone safely How to spot someone in a CrossFit workout The steps to become a good spotter for gymnastics The Performance Plus Podcast is a...
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E19 – Ask Me Anything with Dr. Zach Long (The Barbell Physio) pt.1

You asked the questions and now they are getting answered. Episode 19 of the Performance Plus Podcast is an Ask Me Anything with Dr. Zach Long. On this episode we cover 13 different questions that were submitted by you via Instagram and email. Check out the episode to hear the following questions answered Best way to measure shoulder mobility progress...
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E18 – Breaking Down 22.1 with Pamela Gagnon & Coach Johnny B

The open is upon us! On a special edition of the Performance Plus Podcast, Pamela Gagnon and Coach Johnny break down open workout 22.1 to give you the secrets to crushing this workout. In this episode, Pamela details a strategy and three key tactics to improve your efficiency and overall score. Johnny shares some mobility and prep ideas from Dr....
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E17 – Injury Causes and Prevention for CrossFitters by Dr. Zach Long and Coach Johnny B

Does CrossFit cause injuries? How can injuries in CrossFit be prevented? These are common questions we get from members of our community. So on episode 17 of the Performance Plus Podcast, Dr. Zach Long and Coach Johnny B take a deep dive into the scientific literature to answer these questions. Specific Topics We Cover Did the Superbowl halftime show make...
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E16 – The Keys To Being A Successful Masters Athlete with Pamela Gagnon & Coach Johnny B

Like it or not, we all get old and will have to deal with the physiological and psychological changes associated with the aging process. However, to a very large extent we have control over the degree to which those changes impact our quality of life, because we are only as old as we believe we are. On episode 16 of...