Best CrossFit Strength exercises

The Best CrossFit Strength Accessory Exercises

Many athletes that begin CrossFit training fall in love with the pursuit of greater levels of strength. Crushing that next PR is always a great feeling. But often, the daily WOD isn’t enough to build maximal strength. If you are wanting to bump up your strength, we have ten CrossFit Strength Accessory exercises that you need to incorporate. At Performance …

best crossfit gymnastics exercises

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 skills doing the daily WOD at their gym. For those athletes, adding in some specific CrossFit …

best crossfit accessory exercises

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 …

Dumbbell Strength Exercises for CrossFit

Best Dumbbell Strength Exercises for CrossFit

The dumbbell has long been a staple in the strength & conditioning world but was relatively underutilized in CrossFit until 2017 when the dumbbell appeared in the first two Open workouts of that year. Since then, the dumbbell has become significantly more popular in CrossFit programming as a whole. At Performance Plus, we specialize in building accessory programming to build …

kipping pull-ups

The Best Exercises to Learn Kipping Pull-ups

Have you been struggling to learn how to do kipping pull-ups? Do you want to know the best exercises for learning these moves? If so, this blog post is for you. Keep reading!   Why Perform Kipping Pull-Ups? The CrossFit methodology focuses on performing more work in less time. Performing more repetitions of a movement in less time would produce …

E3 – Strict Strength Pre-requisites for CrossFit Gymnastics with Pamela Gagnon

On episode 3 of the Performance Plus Programming Podcast, gymnastics expert Pamela Gagnon joins Coach Johnny B to detail the strict strength pre-requisites for gymnastics movements CrossFit in CrossFit. Here are the topics we covered in this episode: The 2 foundations of gymnastics movements How many reps of strict gymnastics do we need to have before progressing onto kipping? One …

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The Butterfly Pull-up For Beginners

The Butterfly Pull-up is an advanced pull-up variation used by athletes participating in the sport of CrossFit. This movement requires significant strength, mobility, and coordination to perform. CrossFit athletes perform the butterfly pull-up because it allows them to perform more pull-ups in less time, which creates a large benefit in competition. But many athletes fall into the trap of jumping …

toes to bar strength

3 Drills to Build Toes to Bar Strength

DO YOU DREAD THE WOD WHEN YOU SEE TOES TO BAR BECAUSE YOU ARE FRUSTRATED WITH DOING SINGLES OR JUST KNEE RAISES? READY TO TACKLE THIS SKILL BUT NOT SURE WHAT STRENGTH OR MOBILITY YOU ARE LACKING? HERE ARE 3 GREAT DRILLS THAT WILL UP YOUR TOE TO BAR STRENGTH. What you will notice is that all these drills are strict. …