Kelly Starrett has a little pre workout hip mobility WOD for better squats. MWOD: spider man lunge stretch twist your torso into your knee (belly button to knee), fixate foot with hand other side, push the knee out with your hand same thing with external rotation focus on outside of foot Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
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Here is a 90 minute video playlist of Jump Stretch founder Dick Hartzell. Here are some Jump Stretch rubber band stretching routines. via Flex Bands for Sports: I especially like this squat band stretch. Go to Dave Draper’s site for more info.
This is worth a bookmark. Athletes Treating Athletes is a great resource for all your soft tissue needs. If the daily grind has taken its toll and caused some overuse injuries this site will be of value for you. It offers detailed explanations of Self muscle massage, active muscle/tendon mobilizations, and joint mobilization techniques to restore […]
Kelly Starrett’s first hip flexor torture Couch Stretch video. MWOD Episode 2 (first one was a 10 minute squat test). Crazy that this went up over a year ago… Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
And now for some extreme flexibility. Check out Jacek Malinowski from Poland. WTF?! And here is his active flexibility put to use in some kicks.
Greg Everett answers a question about Flexibility for Overhead Squats. First, overhead squat all day every day, even if it’s ugly and shallow. Fight to achieve the correct position and sit in as far as you can in that correct position, hold for a few seconds, then reach a bit further even if you feel […]
Big boy Spencer Moorman does some gymnastics exercises. Headstand to Hamstrings headstand hold roll forward into toe touch hamstring stretch reverse the whole move backwards roll into a straddle stretch
Of course you know Boris from Squat RX – one of the best squat instructions online. If you haven’t already you should watch his entire series. Below is Squat RX #5 in which Boris shows various warm up exercises. Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness. Exercise List: arm circles hip circles trunk twists leg twists swaying tree dislocates […]
Over at r/weightroom there was the question What are good ways of increasing hip mobility? And threewhitelights provided a nice anecdote. After 2 years of trying to squat to parallel with good form, I finally found that nothing loosened my hips like pause squats. Squat down with a light weight (I used 135-155 when I was squatting 225) to […]