There is nothing worse than dealing with mobility issues. Telling your body to move and having CrossFit mobility problems.
In order to fix a problem you have to identify it. Below are some of the most common CrossFit Mobility Problems.
ADDRESSING OVERHEAD MOBILITY AND TIGHT SHOULDERS
Stretching is always key. The exercise above will keep your shoulders loose. Loose shoulders means maximize mobility for CrossFit.
WORKING ON ACTIVE RANGE
Improve your flexibility with the exercise above. An increased range of motion is great for preventing injuries. Get flexible now, avoid injuries down the road.
IMPROVE OVERHEAD SQUAT MOBILITY
Overhead squats can be rough. If you struggle with balance during squats, the exercise will help. This movement is great one to add to your warm-up.
ALLEVIATING TIGHT ANKLES
Your ankles are a very powerful joint. Bad ankles can ruin a lot of your movements. Increased ankle mobility will help with:
IMPROVING SQUAT DEPTH
The benefits of squats are immense. Great squat depth improves your muscles, a greater range of motion, burning more calories, catching more cleans and snatches. Improve your depth by squatting more, increasing your variety and squatting from the bottom.
STRENGTHENING THE HIP HINGE MOVEMENT
Hip stability is key to hip mobility. Being light on your hips is important to CrossFit. If your hips are strong the rest of your body will follow.
Many don’t worry about their hamstrings until they pulled one. The exercise above will increase your hamstring movement. To avoid tight hamstrings, stretch them often and treat them well.