Matt Parish

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Failure to Innovate: Will Your CrossFit Gym Thrive Or Survive?

To access the content, please login or register an account and purchase a membership plan.<p>A career as a coach or trainer is a never ending …

Don't Let Mobility Stand In the Way of Your Gains

<b>I come from a background of Russian hardstyle kettlebells and other strongman-style lifts that incorporate your entire kinetic chain.</b> When I use the …

The Low Down on Pull Ups: 10 Ways to Repair and Strengthen Your Pull Ups

<b>Feeling down about getting up?</b> Here are ten ways you can repair bad movement in your pull ups, strengthen your muscles, and get yourself over that …

7 Exercises to Optimize Shoulder Health With Kettlebells

<b>With a background as a former orthopedic physical therapist, I’ve treated many shoulder injuries throughout my career.</b> I’ve seen almost every …

Hitting Bottom: 3 Tools to Perfect Your Olympic Lifts

<b>One of the major problems with teaching the technique of the Olympic lifts is that newcomers often are not comfortable and/or familiar with the</b> …

How to Stretch Like the Professionals

<b>The fitness industry is filled with idiots.</b><p>There, I said it.<p><b>One of the biggest myths about training is the one that centers around stretching.</b> Do it, …

Exercise

4 Progressions for the Pull Up

Welcome to our new series featuring calisthenics expert Al Kavaldo. <b>This week, Al demonstrates some advanced variations for you to try once you have</b> …

17 Tips for Getting Better at Rowing

<b>Years ago when I first started training in CrossFit, I hated rowing.</b> In actuality I just didn’t know how to do it correctly, so I was horribly …

How to Analyze Which of Your Lifts Need Attention

Last week we looked at an overview of volume or tonnage calculation in analyzing your training load. This week we take a look at how that figure can …

Is EFT the Secret to Enhanced Athletic Performance?

I've been working on freestanding handstand push ups. <b>If you’ve never tried them before, they’re quite the combo of strength and skill.</b> Not only do …

Brain Imaging

Greasing the Groove: How to Make It Work for You

The phrase <i>greasing the groove</i> has been used in many articles. The basic premise in greasing the groove is to do the same exercise frequently, with …

A Programming Plan for Injury Free CrossFit

<b>Whenever the subject of injuries in CrossFit comes up, the most common response is, “all sports cause injuries.”</b> This is true.<p><b>The caveat is that of</b> …

Olympic Weightlifting Skill Levels Chart

Olympic Weightlifting Skill Levels Chart <br>Greg Everett<p><i>Update July 9 2018: The IWF has released the new weight classes, none of which are repeats of</i> …

Weightlifting

Squat Therapy: 4 Drills for a Better Squat

<b>Squat therapy is what I call these drills when working through them with my clients.</b> The words seem to strike a perfect balance between the fact this …

Getting Personal: Working Out the Way Your DNA Intended

<b>Can you imagine a workout so perfectly designed for you that it promoted health in both your body and your internal organs?</b> When I first started …

Epigenetics

A Mental Problem Many of You Have: Confidence in Weightlifting

You probably don’t know this, but I have a weird combination of telepathic powers. It’s kind of like a blend of clairvoyance and extra-sensory …

Snatch Clean Pulling Technique: No Laughing Matter

No funny business this time. We need to talk about technique. This one is gonna run a little long, but it’ll be worth it. Some of this is from an old …

Heaving Snatch Balance: I'm Sorry for Doubting You

Heaving Snatch Balance: I'm Sorry for Doubting You <br>Greg Everett<p>Until maybe a year ago, I typically wrote off the heaving snatch balance as more of a …

Workouts

The Back Extension: Strengthening the Back for Weightlifting

If one of your problems with the Olympic lifts is a weak back arch, that needs to become a focus for you in just about everything you do. Some of you …

Weightlifting

Get Smart About Your Press

The press, push press, push jerk, snatch, and overhead squat all require a specific level of shoulder mobility before you should perform them under …

Efficiency, Bar Paths, New Techniques Other Things I Hate

I’m not sure why this issue is on my mind today, but I’m bothered every time I hear the word <i>efficiency</i> used in reference to improving weightlifting …

More Power, Faster: Benefits and Limits of Concentric Training

<b>Exercising to achieve greater power is necessary for virtually every sport.</b> Unfortunately, the ideal way to achieve peak power is a nuanced endeavor. …

Compensatory Acceleration Training: Speed Up Your Strength Gains

Andy Bolton (pictured below), the first person to deadlift 1,000lbs, and Dr. Fred Hatfield, one of the first people to squat 1,000lbs, both describe …

The 4 Most Important Exercises You’re Probably Not Doing

<b>How would you like to decrease your risk of injuries, improve your mobility and coordination, get stronger, and improve your conditioning?</b> Oh, and …

In Defense of the Kipping Pull Up

<b>I’ve been accused of being a CrossFit hater on more than one occasion.</b> While I understand why my opinions might rankle a few less secure individuals, …

Squats and Hip Dysfunction: 2 Common Problems and How to Fix Them

(Source: Bruce Klemens)<p><b>Movement disorders and motor programming are all the rage in the physio-world these days and that’s a great thing.</b> We’re …

Fixing the Flip Side of Grip Strength Issues: Tight Extensors

<b>This is part two to last month’s post on Un-Clawing Your Paw and Other Impediments to Grip Strength.</b> I’m back with another video from my colleague …

Why Do We Train? Finding Purpose in Movement

<b>Every now and then in a fitness program you have to stop what you are doing and think, "What am I really training for anyway?"</b> Are you registered for …