Give troublesome some upvotes for writing this post: “An everyday workout/warmup that you can use to fix your postural dysfunction.“ Very important: brace your abs and glutes throughout the stretches in this. If your lower back gets tight after these exercises, you’re either pushing your range of motion too much or not bracing your abs […]
The most useful Mobility Exercises with Video Explanations
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In their series on load ordering Kelly Starret and Carl Paoli take on the topic of hyperextension. This is especially interesting for Gymnasts with hyper extended elbows or hyper-mobility in general. Goal: Creating stiffness at end ranges without over pressuring the joint. For Deadlift this means getting neutral while actively pulling yourself into extension. Loading order: get braced from top to […]
Kelly Starrett and Carl Paoli talk about the head position in the dip and its role in getting into good shoulder position with a stable, neutral thoracic spine. Basically, you should be packing the neck just like in deadlifts. What is packing the neck? Cervical retrusion with capital flexion.Or as Charlie Weingroff said “It basically looks like you are making an […]
Kelly Starret and Carl Paoli talk about the concept of load ordering. I like the comparison of squatting with dipping when it comes to loading and getting into a good position with external rotation. Part1 Part 2
Heel Spur X Ray Kelly Starrett shows us a Calcaneal spur (heel spur). It’s the result of the body’s amazing ability to adapt to compromised positions due to tight knees, tight anterior hip, missing ankle range of motion. Here is more info on how to treat and avoid heel spurs from coming back.
Joe DeFranco has some shoulder warm-up movements he wants you to know about. Three super simple exercises that virtually saved my shoulders. All 3 exercises ACTIVATE/STRENGTHEN the musculature of the upper back, external rotators, while lengthening the internal rotators. #WINNING. #1) Lying “Y-Handcuffs” #2) Mini Band Face Pull + External Rotation #3) Mini Band Pull-aparts […]
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.
Kirk from lifthard.com who trained under Chinese Weightlifting Coach Wu answers questions about the Chinese Olympic weightlifting training methods. Update: See below. The basic outline Yes, we do max as much as possible, and training is generally, “train so hard you can’t walk” and yes, there’s no such thing as short cuts. Yes, the premise of overtraining […]
Jami Tikkanen has a nice shoulder capsule mobility drill using a band to improve your front rack position.