Your challenge today is to go in early and spend 10-15 minutes warming up before Ryan tells you to warm up. Take extra time and see how you feel after the WOD.
Four rounds for time of:
5 Front squats (185 lb./135 lb.)
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Do today’s Mobility WOD, as well as 15 minutes of additional time stretching.
The last installment of our injury prevention series focuses on the most common injuries….watch the video below and then, read on!
The most common injuries we hear over and over are shoulders and back injuries. Most occur because we didn’t take time to warm up properly and/or lifting too heavy of a weight. Stretch and strengthen your shoulders every day by doing shoulder mobility exercises – they may be tough at first, but the more you do them, the better your shoulder will feel! Core Performance has a shoulder pre-hab program that has many good tips for strengthening your shoulder. Also ask your coaches for their favorite shoulder stretches and start incorporating them into your daily warmup and cool down.
This stretch is great for your rotator cuff….it’s part of my PT, and I do it a little differently, using the wall, rather than a towel. I do 3×30 seconds on each side, and at first, it was really tough to knock out 30 seconds…now, I do this stretch A LOT every day, and it’s a personal favorite!
Your back will also hurt from time to time….this stretch is GREAT for loosening up your lower back. Try to get your knee on the floor, while keeping the opposite shoulder on the floor as well. You might not have much flexibility to do this initially, but keep practicing (3×30 seconds, each side), and within a week, you will be able to!
Another great stretch for your back and shoulders is the standing rhomboid stretch! This stretch is one of my new favorites, particularly after many pull-ups! Use the poles on the pull-up bar to grab on to and stretch your back and shoulders – you can adjust the placement of your hand up or down for a greater stretch.
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