This stretch is a very very well known stretch among the CrossFit community. Most gyms teach it during their first intro week and it’s definitely a go to stretch for most coaches after the WODs. I’ve been seeing a trend with the set-up of this stretch, which is not allowing athletes to stretch the correct … Continue reading Couch Stretch (Done Right)
I am not a contractor. But I know that in order to build a house, or for anything in this world to function properly, the foundation needs to be GOOD. PERFECT. If something is meant to move and conform to different surfaces, such as our foot/ankle when we walk/run, then that is was good means. … Continue reading Good Foundation = Good Movement
This is going to be complimentary info to a friend's post on the importance of being able to touch your toes (read here). In mobility class we frequently go over ways to increase a persons' ability to touch their toes, which in turn improves your overall athletic ability in movements such as the deadlift and squat. … Continue reading Improve Your Toe Touch. Improve Your Performance.
The lacrosse ball has been a great alternative to the foam roller to really get into those hard to reach places. But there's still places that are hard to get into.....and that's where the magic alpha ball from Yoga Tune Up comes in! It's larger in size and has a grippy exterior (sometimes describes like … Continue reading The Magic Alpha Ball
Muscle spotlight: tensor fascia latae (TFL) & iliotibial (IT) band Location: put your hands on your hips and feel the muscle that is right below the bony part of your hips. This is where the TFL attaches. The muscle is only inches long and it attaches to the IT band which continues down the side … Continue reading Muscle Spotlight: Tensor Fascia Latae & IT Band
It's the last CrossFit Open workout!! And we've got BURPEES and THRUSTERS..... it's amazing how many people predicted these movements would be chosen. Remember the info below is more mobility/movement prep. I will share strategy and more movement ideas from the big time coaches once they come out on my facebook page. Burpees You must … Continue reading Prep/recovery 14.5
A lot of people predicted a chipper, and here it is! Let's get you prepped for rowing, toes to bar, wall balls, cleans and muscle-ups. I will be sharing suggestions from Tabata Times which has a group of amazing coaches giving tips for this workout. So check it out on my facebook page Friday morning. … Continue reading Prep/recovery for 14.4