Doug Larson shows one of my favorite shoulder stretches. I like to do this one after extended periods of sitting. Great to improve your posture, but of course also useful for your overhead position. Variation: After Pressing sessions I like to bring the intensity of this stretch up to 11 by using a medicine ball (gives […]
The CrossFit mobilizers, Kelly Starrett & Carl Paoli have some good tips & mobility drills for Workout 12.5: Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes following the rep scheme below: 100 pound Thruster, 3 reps 3 Chest to bar Pull-ups 100 pound Thruster, 6 reps 6 Chest to bar Pull-ups 100 pound Thruster, […]
Kelly Starrett working your serratus. dynamic stretching sitting side stretch foam roll your serratus / lat area
Here is a video with mobility exercises to help you get into a better arched position for your bench press. Tools: rubber bands rumble roller / foam roller Mobility Exercises: do overhead squats holding on to to the band with foam roller, work on scapula, reach arms behind you open up the rib cage on foam […]
A study published by Canadian researchers in Science Translational Medicine confirmed what many athletes already knew. Study: “Massage Therapy Attenuates Inflammatory Signaling After Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage” intense bicycle training one thigh was massaged one muscle for 10 minutes then they took tissue samples from both thighs and compared them Result: massaged thigh had lower inflammatory markers increased […]
In the latest Paleo Solution Podcast #104 Greg Everett an Robb Wolf have a nice rant about CrossFit’s systematic failures. The rant starts at about 10 minutes in. +1 to what say said. Also interesting are their points of recovery protocols at about 36 minutes. Besides post workout nutrition Greg recommends: Contrast Hydro Therapy – cold baths / […]
Regarding the post about DIY Foam Roller Alternatives. Here is a video tutorial on how to create your own.
Over at reddit there was a discussion about Foam Roller Alternatives I started making my own foam rollers with 4″ PVC and exercise mats…via A Nalgene bottle…via lacrosse ball for traps via two tennis balls in a dress sock works great.via For a tutorial on how to build your own foam roller with a PVC […]