There is a big difference between mobility and warmup. That is not to say that the two are mutually exclusive, but people often confuse the timing and benefits of each. A warm up is designed to loosen joints and increase heart rate, body temperature, and blood flow to muscles. It is IMPERATIVE to warmup before workingContinue reading “Mobility vs. Warmup”
This week, we’re adding a new movement to a couple of the warmups. If you want to get a head start, check out this video: This will be a great way to open up our ankles, hips, and back. Thanks to Miguel Aragoncillo for posting this video! Click here for this week’s workouts. This week is aContinue reading “Week of 2/15”
Welcome to another edition of Mobility Monday. Today’s target: HIPS!! We do a TON of work that taxes our hips. Cleans, snatches, deadlifts, kettlebell swings, squats, etc. Keeping you hips mobile will keep them working for you. Here’s a list of 9 yoga moves that can really help. Try them out! Also, here are theContinue reading “Mobility Monday”
Jeff found this great chart about overhead mobility. Check it out and see what you can do to help your own mobility.
Our hips are incredibly important, because they connect our torso to our lower body. So, you can imagine that they can get pretty beat up. Here’s a great hip mobility flow to help keep your hips healthy and happy. Click here for Monday’s WOD.
For those of you with Muscle Up as your goal, here’s a great video from CrossFit Gymnastics about shoulder mobility. Click here for Wednesday’s WOD.
Hey gang! Today, we address the upright torso position as it relates to the squat. When we have weight overhead or in the front rack position, an upright torso allows us to maintain balance. However, this becomes very demanding on our ankles, hips, and back. Here is a great mobility wod to help us find weaknessContinue reading “Mobility Monday – Hip Mobility”
In CrossFit, we do a TON of jumping, and bouncing, and rebounding, and extending. Our calves get quite the workout. But, do we do an acceptable job of keeping them in good order? Check out this Mobility WOD and make sure your calves are ready to go! Click here for Monday’s WOD.
Sometimes, I will look at an athlete and think, “That athlete’s feet are caving in when they squat.” No big deal. I tell them what is going on, and they try to correct it. Or maybe their knees aren’t staying out during box jumps or squats. Same thing. I cue, they correct. But maybe weContinue reading “Mobility Monday – Knees Caving In”
The thoracic spine consists of the vertebrae between the cervical spine and lumbar spine. Basically, the middle to upper back. In the world of cell phones and cube farms, our T-spines are really taking a beating. Rather than maintaining a nice upright posture, we end up with a rounded upper back that can eventually leadContinue reading “Mobility Monday – T-Spine”