Here is something nice for your lower back after heavy deadlift days. Donnie Thompson demonstrates various back stretches using rubber bands. You don’t even need to be fully suspended. I sometimes attach a band to a pull up bar, wrap it around my lower back while I lay on the floor. Or, another way to […]
Chad Wesley Smith shares some tips on how to deal with knee pain. Rehband Knee Sleeve roll /smash your quads/ thighs, check the quads section on Mobillity 101 terminal knee extensions against rubber band activate glutes with X-Band Walks
From the category “things you didn’t know you were lacking”. Kelly Starrett talks about terminal knee extension. The Problem: knee can’t fully extend, is flexed all the time. Check out more drills on Mobility 101. The Fix with band distraction and tibia internal rotation. Doing extra work with a voodoo compression band.
Mr flexible, Kelly Starrett shows a hip opener stretch using a rubber band with the dreaded split positions. Keep it moving, this is not a static stretch.
Kelly Starrett’s buddy Brian MacKenzie is publishing a book called Power Speed Endurance. It also has chapter on upper leg, hip and trunk mobility written by Kelly, which you can download for free. A nice compendium of the stuff we learned from his Mwods. Download: link to PDF (right click + ‘save as’) Check out more […]
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.
Kelly Starrett has a quick ankle ROM test. From a squat position, can you go into a pistol position? NorCal CrossFit has a video recapping the basic ankle mobility drills we have learned from Kelly Starrett. work on plantar fascia with Lacrosse Ball tack and strech Achilles tendon area / calf on barbell ankle distraction with rubber […]
Here are Jami Tikkanen and Annie Thorisdottir with a little elbow pain MWOD. elbow traction with band twisting arm, PNF style working on the triceps area above the elbow, similar to this mwod to improve the front rack position using a compression band and do the above
Jami Tikkanen has 3 mobility drills to rehab for your patellar tendonitis infested knees (or just to loosen up the tightness around them). lying band traction knee choke hold – use your forearm as a lever work on the area above the knee cap with a lacrosse ball