Jul 23rd, 2012
Kelly Starrett mashing Candace’s thigh.
Last Friday, I visited Norcal Crossfit to check out the Crossfit Movement and Mobility Course with Kelly Starrett. Kelly wants to educate all crossfit athletes so that they are better able to have healthy, high-performing bodies. Most of us have issues in the way that we move, and not dealing with them will eventually lead to pain, diminished range of motion, injury, and most important, DECREASED FORCE PRODUCTION.
A few things I learned that you may or may not find interesting (not in any particular order):
- Midline stability
- Proper position
- Candace’s Muscles
- Proper Hydration
- Movement integrity
- Wide stance burpees
- Sleep deprivation
- Poor posture
- Waiting for pain to start before addressing movement issues
Fixing all the issues in your body may seem overwhelming and impossible. The take home is this: spend 10-15 minutes every day on your mobility. Pick 2-3 things to do, each for at least two minutes (per side). An example of this would be to roll around on a lacrosse ball on your glutes for two minutes on each side, then do a glute stretch and the couch stretch for two minutes on each side. That is all. Try it for a month and see if your squat gets better.