Update: After watching this, check out Part 2 for a MWOD with half a lacrosse ball. Kelly Starrett showing you how to get that bit more dorsiflexion. Tool: compression band You may remember these compression straps from the Donnie Thompson Shoulder Fix MOWD 205 or from the knee MWOD here (They use the PT Strength Strips from jumpstretch.com). Not sure […]
Push Up Side Walks with Bands and Chains
Here is a fun little finisher. Not just for MMA athletes… Rubber band resisted side walk Push ups with chains. Don’t have chains? Use rubber a second rubber band around your back.
Outside Knee Pain Treatment Mobility WOD
If you have some pain in the outside of your knees Kelly Starrett wants you to try this little drill. unloads the knee by sitting down and have a rubber band pull on your leg flex quads, hyperextend the knee a little
Rubber Band Stretches and Warm Up Drills
More mobility today. This time Matt Wichlinski has a couple of good drills to show. He does some Rubber band stretches to open shoulders, chest and rib cage. The ‘one armed /one legged balance plank row’ (that’s the official name) move at 2:20 will be a nice addition to my warm up. You should try it too. Mobility (Not Just) for Meatheads.
Rubber Band Hip Flexor Stretch Variations Mobility WOD
Kelly Starrett with a variation to the rubber band hip flexor stretch. Variation #1: squeeze glutes, then lean back Bonus: put arm overhead and lean back Variation #2: from a split stance, squeeze glutes lower down into a lunge, while keeping tension Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
Band Resisted Pull Ups
Here is something I also do occasionally. Band Resisted Pull Ups by Max from Ambition Athletics. Great exercise if you have trouble locking out at the top of your pull ups. I used this quite a bit when training for my OAC.
Hip Mobility for Olympic Lifters
Spencer Moormon from California Strength shows some hip flexor stretches. If you have stuck around you probably are familiar with these rubber band hip mobility exercises. Work each side for 2 minutes. Contract + relax the glutes (PNF Stretching) Also see more Couch Stretch posts.
Rubber Band Olympic Squat Mobility WOD
Kelley Starrett on improving the squat / snatch receiving position. Squat Partner Stretch This is a nice stretch similar to what Glenn Pendlay showed in his hip and ankle mobility video where he pushed against Jon North’s back in the squat. Drill: put a rubber band around the hip (not in lumbar region, but on top […]
Couch Stretch Modification MWOD
Kelley Starrett shows a couch stretch variation to improve your anterior hip mobility. MWOD: first use a band to tie your get your rear leg’s heel close to your butt do the couch stretch with anterior band distraction