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 …

Best CrossFit Mobility Exercises

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 vital ankle motion can be …