Not just for gymnasts … Over at Gymnastic Bodies you can learn about the Weighted Pike Stretch. I do these from time to time. Comes in handy after Deadlift days. 2-3 times per Week 2-3 sets of 30 seconds By the way, with straddled legs, this is a great stretch when you are working on your Pancake Stretch. […]
Hamstring Prehab Exercises
Joe DeFranco has 2 hamstring prehab exercises to share. Upright Sled Walks dragging a sled with a vertical posture will hit the hamstrings better than dragging with a forward lean strike the ground with entire foot, think “pulling the ground back” (fully extending) with every step Eccentric Furniture Slider Leg Curls you get greater glute […]
Mobilize Tissues Above & Below Painful Areas Mobility WOD
Kelley Starrett talks about how he likes to attack possible causes for pain. Not only work on the area that hurts, but also on the tissues above/ below the painful area. On that note, I had a PT tell me that for some bodyparts (knee / back of the knee for example) the same applies, but also with […]
Test for Hip Flexibility with Kelly Starrett
Here is your daile dose of Kelly Starrett. This time a snippet from a CrossFit Movement and Mobility Semininar. He shows a three-part movement drill designed to assess hip mobility. Complete video here. h
Squat Mobility WOD Series Part 2 of 3
Kelly Starrett posted part 2 of the squat MWOD series (part 1, part 3). 3 Squat specific mobility drills to get your hips through full range of motion. MWOD: 2 minutes each side banded hip extension couch stretch band distracted end range flexion hamstring stretch Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.
How to do Glute Ham Raises at Home
Paul from Lift Run Bang shows how he performs Russian Leg Curls aka Natural Glute Ham Raises (GHR) at his homy gym. All you need is a way to fix your legs. Other Options: homemade frame contruction for GHRs homemade Glute Ham Raise option using just a towel and a loaded barbell
Homemade Compression Bands Mobility WOD
Kelly Starrett with another bondage Compression Bands mobility WOD. Tools: compression bands buy the Compression Bands from Rogue or make your own with some bicycle inner tubes. Split them in half. Et voilà. MWOD: compress the high hamstring area (medial hamstring, psoas) do usual rubber band stretches Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
Spencer Moorman Headstand to Hamstring Stretch
Big boy Spencer Moorman does some gymnastics exercises. Headstand to Hamstrings headstand hold roll forward into toe touch hamstring stretch reverse the whole move backwards roll into a straddle stretch
Inverse Leg Curls at Westside Barbell
The girls at Westsde Barbell are doing Inverse Leg Curls and you should too. I approve this message.