Linking Bar Muscle-Ups

Linking Kipping Bar 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 kipping bar muscle-up. The number one fault I see in people linking the bar muscle-up are those wanting to link it but not ready to link it. The first thing you need to do is make sure you …

stringing together chest to bar

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 that requires lots of strength and mobility. …

Overhead Press Mobility

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 …

Deadlift mobility requirements

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 …

Pamela Gagnon Push-Up

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 …

back vs front squats

Back vs. Front Squats – Understanding The Differences

Back squats vs. Front Squats, which is your favorite? Most athletes will prefer one of these over the other but usually can’t say why. Or they can’t understand why one of these variations feels better for them than the other. We’d love to shed some light on the differences between back vs. front squats to help you understand when to …

Shoulder Pain Kipping Pull-Ups

S2E1 – Shoulder Pain During Kipping Pull-Ups

Season 2 of the Performance Plus Podcast kicks off with a bang! Dr. Zach Long and Coach Johnny B sit down to discuss shoulder pain while performing kipping pull-ups.   Yes, we know the internet hates kipping pull-ups. So we start the show off by telling you why you should do a kipping pull-up and then how to see if …

pistol squat mobility requirements

Pistol Squat Mobility Assessment

In this video, we talk through pistol squat mechanics. The pistol squat’s going to be a challenging movement. It requires a lot of mobility, a lot of strength, a lot of coordination. And we’re going to break that down into its components, for those of you that are building to improving your technique. Be sure to also check out our …

hanstand mobility requirements

Handstand Hold Technique

Struggling with your handstand hold technique? Zach and Pamela have a great tip for you to improve your shoulder stability in the freestanding handstand. Improving this will help you progress to higher hold times and better progress with handstand walking! Be sure to check out our handstand programs we offer at Performance Plus to help you crush your goals!  …