What better way to stretch than doing it in the actual position you try to improve. Here is Yuliya Paratova doing a Front Rack Position stretch with the help of her coach. More: on ATG’s Mobility 101
Front Rack Position External Rotation & Elbow Position for Back Squats Mobility WOD
Kelly Starrett takes another look at the Front Rack Position. First part is about keeping a stable, externally rotated rack position is really good. Second part is about pointing the elbows down when doing back squats. For example he says that it unloads the wrist and makes the back more stable. Here are both versions […]
CrossFit Games Open Workout 12.5 Preparation
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, […]
Mobility for Weightlifters MWOD Case Study
Kelley Starrett shows how weightlifter Diane Fu goes through her mobility exercises. She demos her go to mobility exercises that focus on the thoracic spine, front rack position, hip, ankles and calves.
Create Torque First for Better Finish Position MWOD
Kelley Starrett on starting on fixing the Overhead Position. Problem: poor starting position = poor finish position Solution: create torque first (torsion stability) and then mobilize. Examples:For squats first externally rotate the legs and then squat down.For jerks first externally rotate the arms in the front rack position and then jerk it.
Triceps Mobility for Front Rack Position Mobility WOD
Kelley Starrett on improving the front rack position by working on the triceps and the tendon it attaches to. Simply roll back and forth on the triceps tendon and loosen up the tissue. Also Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.
Upper Body Stretches for Olympic Weightlifting
Glenn Pendlay has two Upper Body Flexibility Exercises for Olympic Weightlifters (see the Lower Body Stretches for Weightlifters here). Update: Added YouTube video below. Shoulder Dislocates Starting Position First are the classic Shoulder Dislocates (or Pass Throughs) with PVC pipes or broomsticks. These are a great exercise in order to get you ready to catching the […]
Front Rack Position Mobility WOD
Kelly Starrett works on front rack position. Main point: Creating torque (by externally rotating) prior to movements. Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.