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 Upper Body

Developing Butterfly Pull-Up Strength & Technique

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 understand the purpose of the butterfly pull-up you wouldn’t feel a need to make that comment. Second, if you understand the basics...
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The Best Steps for Building Handstand Strength & Balance

If you want to advance your handstand game, you not only need balance, but you need to build strength in your shoulders to improve the length of holds, core to help with a more stacked position, and forearm strength to control balance. Use these four steps to improve your handstand strength so you can not only hold handstands for longer,...
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3 Steps to Linking Your Bar Muscle-Up

Ready to learn 3 steps to linking your bar muscle-up? Frustrated by performing singles during your wod? These 3 steps will help you string them together and crush your bar muscle-up goal. Before we dive into the drills, let’s look at why linking your bar muscle-up is an issue and how to resolve it, literally, step by step! First, can...
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4 DRILLS TO IMPROVE YOUR KIPPING BAR MUSCLE-UP

Are you struggling to improve your kipping bar muscle-up but not sure where to begin? Does this sound familiar? I land really low in support at the top of the bar muscle-up.  I can do a bar muscle-up but I chicken wing. I can do a bar muscle-up but I cannot link them. [hint: Do these drills & get really good...
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 Lower Body
 Mobility

Get Your First Pistol Squat

The pistol squat is a challenging exercise for many athletes due to the strength, balance, coordination, and mobility demands. If you are frustrated with your pistol squat progress, check out this video from Dr. Zach Long (aka The Barbell Physio) which covers a few great pistol squat strength progression exercises. We also have two recommended programs for athletes trying to...