Kelly Starrett has 3 drills to asses & work on your upright torso position. Test: jump from kneeling position jump and land in the bottom squat position, knees out, torso slightly leaned forward same thing with hands behind the hand to simulate front squat position, trying to keep the torso upright straight arms above head
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.
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.
After showing the Upper Body Stretches for Olympic Weightlifting Glenn Pendlay also has some Flexibility Exercises for the Lower Body in Olympic Weightlifting. More useful stretches on Mobility 101. Elbows Against Knees Hip Stretch Assisted Squat Flexibility Exercise Update: Added YouTube video below. These are hip and ankle mobilty exercises specifically for the catch position in the Olympic lifts, but also for front […]