The beauty with functional movements is that our goal is to build enough mobility to make those movements feel most natural. In doing so it will make those movements easier and allow us a greater capacity to perform at our greatest potential. We want to work on those movements that improve on mobility natural.
The barbell lifts is a great example of function. They require us to squat, lift weight from the ground and press overhead. They are all movements that we perform in everyday life to a certain degree.
Here’s a link to a great mobility drill you can use when barbell lifting to help with an upright torso. As goofy as this kid looks here, his name is Jon North, and he holds the American Record for a 365lb snatch. (1)
Saturday April 11th, 2015
- 5 Handstand Push Ups
- 10 One-Legged Squats (alternating)
- 15 Pull Ups
10 Rounds: (45 on/15 off)
- Hang Power Snatch (105/75)
(Rest 2 minutes after 5th round)