Shoulder Health for CrossFit Athlete

Shoulder Health for the Fitness Athlete

For the fitness athletes participating in sports, such as CrossFit, understanding how important shoulder health is to your long-term performance is vital. Far too often, limitations and mobility, strength, and technique during various CrossFit movements result in excessive strain being placed on the shoulder. This is one reason why the shoulder is one of the more frequently injured areas of …

top squat mobility drills

The Top Squat Mobility Drills

Are you struggling with squat depth and mobility? So many athletes find their squats coming up short and can’t seem to unlock their full range of motion. If you are ready to get serious about your squat mobility, these drills will get you on the right track! Choosing the Best Squat Mobility Drills As with any issue, specific problems require …

Squat Depth

E38 – How Deep Should You Squat?

For years, we’ve all been told that squatting too low will hurt our knees. Unfortunately, most of the people expressing this sentiment have no evidence to support their claims supporting their hate for deep squats. The fact is, when you look at the research, the complete opposite is true. Full-depth squats are better for our knees AND produce more strength …

core strength overhaul

Accessory Workouts For Fitness Athletes

Many fitness athletes crush their daily WOD, eat right, and sleep properly. But still, they find themselves looking for just a little more to help push their performance. For many athletes, adding targeted accessory workouts can be the key to hitting their performance goals. At Performance Plus, we specialize in writing accessory programs for athletes of all levels, helping you …

fixing a hip shift in a squat

How to Fix a Hip Shift in a Squat

Many athletes have a hip shift during their squats where they shift their body weight towards one side during the lift. This can often be a difficult and frustrating issue to resolve. In this video, we’ll break down how to fix a hip shift during squats by examining how pain, strength, and mobility can all contribute to this issue. Many …

shoulder pain with snatches

Shoulder Pain with Snatches

One of the most common complaints we hear fitness athletes dealing with is shoulder pain during snatches or overhead squats. If you need help improving your snatch positioning or reducing shoulder pain, check out this video for a few great tips!   Shoulder Pain with Snatches Transcript Hey everybody, Zach and Pamela from performanceplusprogramming.com and today, we’re talking about shoulder …

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 …

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 …