On Mobility

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IMG_1003So joint mobilization typically refers to therapy  where a therapist will physically move the joint to help restore function and/or alleviate symptoms. However, more commonly, CrossFitters are referring to the definition of mobilization as “a movement-based  approach that addresses the elements that limit movement and performance including short and tight muscles, soft tissue restriction, joint capsule restrictions, etc… In short, mobilization is a tool to address movement and performance problems”.

 

The terms mobility and flexibility can be a confusing topic if you aren’t sure where to start but, you don’t have to be a protege of Kelly Starrett to do some basic maintenance on yourself.

Here are some of my basic movements I perform after warming up.

After warming up:

  • Hip flexors [youtube id=”_PpBntRdK0o” width=”620″ height=”360″]
  • Calf [youtube id=”BT4x8gaJI8A” width=”620″ height=”360″]
  • Shoulder (my favorite) [youtube id=”5v-8xEpVjZQ” width=”620″ height=”360″]

 I highly recommend you check out youtube for videos of Kelly Starrett and MobilityWod

Videos I recommend to do at home or just on your own:

  • Squatting [youtube id=”JBHzXF-mVjY” width=”620″ height=”360″]
  • Shoulder [youtube id=”eveYJP1indI” width=”620″ height=”360″]
  • Front Rack [youtube id=”Un1PDhrU3h0″ width=”620″ height=”360″]

 

 

 

 

Jeff
Jeff founded West Little Rock CrossFit in 2012. He has a background in personal training, sports team training, and nutrition coaching, with an education in exercise science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He enjoys long walks on the beach and is the proud father of two rescue dogs.
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