best drills to improve ankle mobility

The Best Drills to Improve Ankle Mobility

For the fitness athlete, ankle mobility may be the most critical joint in the body. Without adequate ankle dorsiflexion, many functional movements like squats, push presses, and running will have altered form. The following article will outline what we believe to be the five best drills to improve ankle mobility. As an illustration of how poor ankle mobility can impact …

best drills to improve overhead mobility

The Best Drills to Improve Overhead Mobility

The functional fitness athlete participating in the sport of fitness and Olympic weightlifting challenge their full-body mobility more than almost any other form of activity. Without proper mobility, these athletes sacrifice optimal positioning, slowing them down and decreasing the weight lifted. One of the most common mobility limitations these athletes will see is in their overhead positioning. In this article, …

E3 – Strict Strength Pre-requisites for 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. 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 of the best …

Handstand Pushup Strength Progression

Building to your first strict handstand pushup requires considerable upper body strength and balance. You will need to get comfortable being inverted while building strength in the triceps, shoulders, pecs, and back muscles. Here is a basic guideline for learning the strict handstand push-up against a wall. For more help developing gymnastics strength, download our FREE 3-week Gymnastics Booster program! …

Strict Bar Muscle Up Progression

Strict Bar Muscle Up Progression

The strict bar muscle-up is a very challenging exercise requiring significant upper body strength and coordination. In the following video, Pamela Gagnon breaks down a strict bar muscle-up progression to help you reach your goals! For more in-depth assistance getting your first strict bar muscle-up, check out our recently released five-week muscle up program on Performance Plus. We’ve helped thousands …

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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 HANGING 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 …

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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, …

3 Steps to Linking Your Bar Muscle-Up

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 …