Kelly Starrett shows you how to fix flat feet better squat. Problem: collapsed, flat feet, no arch -> an unstable squat Fix: create torque in the hip first, externally rotate legs (knees out) et voilà – arch is restored and proper squat form is achieved
The Fitcast Episode #228 features an interesting discussion about the pros and cons of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Verdict: It’s a good starting point, but by no means the end all be all.
Here is Kelly Starrett with another way to give your shoulder more external rotation. He shows a couple of drills, but the one with the barbell on the shoulder feels really good.
In the latest Paleo Solution Podcast #104 Greg Everett an Robb Wolf have a nice rant about CrossFit’s systematic failures. The rant starts at about 10 minutes in. +1 to what say said. Also interesting are their points of recovery protocols at about 36 minutes. Besides post workout nutrition Greg recommends: Contrast Hydro Therapy – cold baths / […]
Kelley Starrett on improving the squat / snatch receiving position. Squat Partner Stretch This is a nice stretch similar to what Glenn Pendlay showed in his hip and ankle mobility video where he pushed against Jon North’s back in the squat. Drill: put a rubber band around the hip (not in lumbar region, but on top […]
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.
I hate Yoga. It’s boring, low intensity, mostly statics and pretty much the antithesis of being badass. What’s worse is that most of the time comes with a lot of unnecessary spiritual-woo-woo baggage. But every couple of weeks, on a rest day, I force myself do a yoga recovery session. After some intense weeks of […]
If you are a Deskbound office slave check out these stretches and exercises to fight the evil that is prolonged sitting.