In his war on collapsed arches Kelly Starrett has a case study of bad ankle mobility. See why it is important to screw your feet into the ground to create an arch in your foot.
The most useful Mobility Exercises with Video Explanations
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Here is a MWOD for all us deskbound office slaves. I am sure you know how the neck / trap area gets tight and achy when you sit in front of your computer for extended periods of time. This lacrosse ball MWOD works exaclty this area and ties in with the other First Rib MWODs.
Kelly Starrett has a MWOD to work your tight pec minor area. Same contraption as they used in the First Rib Barbell MWOD, using a lacrosse ball taped to a barbell. In addition to that they also have a mobility test, which I failed. Kettlebell Overhead Squats. Damn you Mobility demons!
Kelly Starrett has another MWOD focusing on the First Rib Area. Useful to improve your overhead position. Modification: tape a lacrosse ball to the bar.
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 […]
Kit Laughlin has a a little guide to better wrist mobility, bodyline exercises, and handstands. Available as PDF via Posture and Flexibility Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
Kelly Starrett and Diane Fu use a pvc pipe to hit the shoulder rotators & long head of the triceps for a better overhead position.
Kelly Starrett performs a rubber banded skin the cat. put the Band on like a “backpack” to work on shoulder extension work on extension without letting the shoulder come forward & out Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.
Pain in the back of the knee? Maybe you are squatting with your toes pointing too much forward. Justin has a video explaining what goes on in that situation. there is the popliteus muscle, which unlocks the knee by rotating your tibia a bit medially (towards the midline) when squatting, popliteus contracts external rotation (shoving the knees out) […]