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 …

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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!  …

kipping pull-up mobility requirements

Strict & Kipping Pull-up Technique Cues

In this video, Zach and Pamela are going to break down the mechanics of the strict and kipping pull-up with technique considerations being specific to the CrossFit athlete. Inside of Performance Plus, we’ve got a number of programs to help you crush all your pull-up goals! Check those out for help, no matter where you are in your pull-up strength …

ring dip technique breakdown

Ring Dip Technique Breakdown

Ring Dip Technique Breakdown In this video, we talk through the ring dip points of performance of the ring dip. I want you to notice is that as Pamela does the ring dip, those rings are being held close to her body. Her torso’s fairly upright as she goes up and down into the motion. There are going to be …

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 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 …

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 overhead mobility

The Best Drills to Improve Overhead Mobility

The functional fitness athlete participating in sports like CrossFit 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, we …