The art of mobility is one of the greatest and probably most underutilized tools in an athlete’s arsenal. Similar to how a proper diet can help you achieve greater results in your athletic development; the use of mobility can have the same effect. What we mean by mobility is the use of tool such as lacrosse balls, foam rollers and stretch bands to help relieve muscle and joint tightness to increase range of motion and allow our bodies to move more efficiently. CrossFit creates athletes that are well-rounded and have the ability to handle any task put in front of them. The inability to move correctly and get into proper positions is something that can definitely be a limiting factor in becoming that well-rounded athlete. So the use of Mobility is a great tool because it allows us to perform basic maintenance on ourselves to make us into better athlete.
Here is the sort of bible, if you will of all things Mobility: http://www.mobilitywod.com/. Kelly Starrett is incredibly knowledgeable and has a lot of experience treating all types of athlete’s with movement dysfunctions. You should spend 10-15 minutes a day working on smashing, rolling or stretching those tight muscle tissues or joints in order to really effect change and improve range of motion. Get after it!
Today's Mobility WOD - Hips and calves WOD for 130131
"Daniel" For time:
5o Pull-ups 400m run 21 Thrusters 95#/65# 800m run 21 Thrusters 95#/65# 400m run 50 pullups