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mobility  // Posts tagged as "mobility"

01 Mar Posted by in Graduates | Comments

Please Welcome Mark

Please Welcome Mark to classes!  Mark spent some time with some rowing buddies at the old gym years ago.  Opening his accounting firm and starting a family took priority until recently, and now he is able to take on his fitness goals again.  If you need your taxes done, let him know!  Please introduce yourself […]

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02 Jun Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

Ow, My Back!

(Image courtesy of Master isolated images at FreeDigitalPhotos.net) A common complaint we hear around the gym is “my back hurts.” The SIJ (sacroilliac joint) can take a real beating if you’re not paying attention to mobility, STAbility, and strength. Check out this Breaking Muscle article where they discuss the SIJ, common issues, and some good corrective/preventative […]

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09 May Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

Where is the thoracic spine, exactly?

We talk quite a bit about the thoracic spine and the necessity of improving thoracic mobility. It’s the area of your spine that begins just below the neck and ends around the middle of your back (bottom of the ribs). It’s an abused section of our spine, and usually needs some help moving around, as […]

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THE GARGOYLE!!

One of the mobility movements we’re excited about right now is a weighted static hold we’ve lovingly dubbed The Gargoyle. It caught my eye in a Stan Efferding (aka World’s Strongest Bodybuilder aka THE RHINO). Much like a pause squat, it teaches stability and control in the bottom position, as well as helping improving squat […]

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30 Apr Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

1st Rib

The mobility work for today includes some soft tissue work on the first rib. If you’re not familiar, we’re trying to break up some of the grody, junky stuff that builds up in the shoulder around the clavicle and the first (aka top) rib. It’s tough to access, so check out this Mobility WOD video […]

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