Subscribe to Apti Aukhadov’s new Youtube Channel. Currently he uploads videos from his seminars. Like the following where he stretches out an attendee’s shoulders in a similar way as the Weighted Overhead Shoulder Stretch
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Here is a slight modification to the well known Barbell Ankle Stretch. Great stretch, if you can get get in the start position. Note: His feet are together. By doing this you create some external rotation in the ankles, thus preventing the arches from collapsing. For everyone asking how to stretch the ankles, here. The […]
Meanwhile in Russia … Nadezhda Evstyukhina shows you her post workout stretching / mobility routine. More on Mobility at Mobility 101
Update: Gymnastics coach Christopher Sommer was on Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution Podcast and talked about Weighted Shoulder Dislocates. Segment starts at 4:30. http://traffic.libsyn.com/robbwolf/PaleoSolution-230.mp3 You can see a video of this variation here. If I had to choose one exercise for shoulder girdle to build strength, mobility and mass, I had to go with the dislocates. How to Progress […]
Flexibility Friday? On his instagram David Durante is currently doing a series on Press to Handstand Progressions. He starts it off with a great flexibility drill using Wall Bars (every gym, no matter weightlifting/gymnastics/crossfit should have some, seriously). This one is a staple in gymnastics training. It’s basically a weighted Pike Stretch. You increase the load […]
Doug Larson shows one of my favorite shoulder stretches. I like to do this one after extended periods of sitting. Great to improve your posture, but of course also useful for your overhead position. Variation: After Pressing sessions I like to bring the intensity of this stretch up to 11 by using a medicine ball (gives […]
Not just for gymnasts … Over at Gymnastic Bodies you can learn about the Weighted Pike Stretch. I do these from time to time. Comes in handy after Deadlift days. 2-3 times per Week 2-3 sets of 30 seconds By the way, with straddled legs, this is a great stretch when you are working on your Pancake Stretch. […]
Shot putter Ryan Whiting (2013 worlds silver medalist) shows some of his post workout stretching routine. First some rubber band stretches followed by more Hip Mobility Drills For more mobility drills check out Mobility 101.
Here is Dmitry Klokov’s warm up routine. massaging glutes and hamstrings (like foam rolling on pipes) cracking / massaging lower back quick shoulder stretch in the deep dip position his Ankle, anterior tibialis, quad stretch I mentioned here butterfly pose stretch upper back stretches (roll on shoulder blades, butt in the air shifting from side […]