We’ve been running for a bit now with our scheduled Thursday make up day. For those of you that want to come in on the off day, we always encourage you to work on skills or just foam roll and recover. Well things will be a little different starting today. We will be programming mobility WODs on our traditional “off” days (Thursdays/Sundays) to help you improve your performance and stave off potential injuries.
Now if you just groaned and rolled your eyes, you are probably in the greatest need for some mobility work. It’s no secret that your trainers are big fans of Kelly Starrett’s work over on the MobilityWOD website (hint: that’s why it’s in the links bar to the right side of our page). Now granted, some of us are a little more zealous about the stretches than others, but we all agree they are on the must-do list. We also recognize that some of you may wonder if you’re doing the stretch right, so that’s where Thursdays come in. We’ll be programming a couple movements and while we will include videos, we will also be happy to help you with the stretch should you drop into the gym.
Let’s agree to make these mobility practices a new habit and post to comments when you have completed them. While some of the videos may require equipment (stretch bands) that you may not have at home, we’ll try to only program those on the Thursday that you can swing in for the day. Sundays should be easily able to be done at home.
Enough preamble — here’s today’s first stretch, one for the shoulders:
This next mobilization will help you with all the musculature involved in getting full extension in the snatch and in jumping. Quite timely for this month’s challenge, right??
Make Up & Mobility Day