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What is mobility?

Mobility should be a proactive approach, not a reactive one. In other words, don’t wait until problems arise before you address them. Too often I will see athletes finish a workout that might have hundreds of repetitions of loaded squats or pressing and do absolutely nothing to address the potential issues that are usually right around the corner. Having said that, there’s a great deal you can do to prevent injury, speed recovery, and improve performance. We can break down mobilization into three primary modalities: soft tissue work, stretching, and joint mobilization.

Soft Tissue Work
There are a number of modalities within soft tissue work. In gyms, self-myofascial release (SMFR) is the most common form of soft tissue work. Tools such as foam rollersmassage stickstheracanes, and lacrosse balls are common tools for this modality. SMFR can be performed before or after training sessions. Sometimes SMFR alone isn’t enough and an athlete will have to seek out a massage therapist, chiropractor, or physical therapist who is trained to deal with issues outside the scope of a fitness coach.

Stretching
Static stretching and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are the two most common ways to stretch short, tight muscles. Static stretching normally involves using stretches that hold the target muscle in a lengthened position. PNF stretching comes in a variety of forms but most commonly is performed by stretching the tight muscle, isometrically contracting the muscle, and then stretching the muscle further. Kelly Starrett recommends five cycles of 5 seconds of contraction followed by 10 seconds of passive stretching. Watch Kelly Starrett demo PNF stretching here:http://www.mobilitywod.com/2011/01/episode-148365-pnf-demo-deadlifting.html.

Joint Mobilization
The goal of joint mobilization is to help increase extensibility of a joint capsule by breaking up adhesions and/or stretching the capsule itself. Be cautious if you are experiencing pain or are prone to joint subluxations or dislocations as joint mobilization is contraindicated. Having said that, I would also advise against using any sort of band distraction if you are pregnant as the increased joint laxity can be problematic.

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Tuesday’s Workout
600m row buy in
5 rounds
50m Farmers Carry
10 Dips
10 pushups

Wednesday’s Workout
AMRAP in 15 minutes:
3 Hang snatches 135# / 95#
Then:
6 Pull ups
12 Push ups
12 Box jumps 24″/20″

The world needs you on fire

By: CrossFit Lisbeth

The world needs you alive.

The world needs you vibrant.

The world needs you on fire.

Now, that doesn’t mean that everything you do has to the be the most fun ever. I still empty the dishwasher and clean the bathroom. Neither of these tasks get me as amped as writing. I run in my CrossFit WODs, even though I hate running. If I only did what I was passionate about every day, I would sit in the gym and read and write and lift the barbell all day. My kids would come and visit and make me laugh. It might be fun … for a day. But get this: we do the other stuff so we can do the good stuff. We do everything else so we can have those moments when we come really truly fully heart-stoppingly-is-this-a-fucking-dream alive.

But first, you have to have good $h*t. You have to know what that is for you. You have to be able to name at least one thing off the top of your head that makes you smile just to say the words, one thing that thrills you just by thinking about it, one thing that you do that makes the other 300 boring things okay.

You gotta have something … and you have to want to be damn good at it. You have to want excellence.

This is the way you make your life better.

If you don’t know what that one thing is, then you need to figure it out. And if you know what your passion is, don’t rest. Don’t ever rest. PR excellence.

Squat Testing with David

Squat Testing with David

Wednesday’s Workout

3 rounds for time of:
21 Kettlebell swings
21 Knees-to-Elbows
21 Double-unders

-Rest 1 minute between rds.

Thursday’s Workout

For time: 3 rounds of:
5 DB Shoulder Press, 10 Burpees
— then — Rest 1 min — then —
3 rounds of: 10 DB Push Press, 15 Box Jumps, 24 in
— then — Rest 1 min — then —
3 rounds of: DB 15 Jerks, 20 Air Squats

Not all meats are created equal

I don’t know about you, but I spend a LOT of time at the meat counter at the grocery store.  I love my meat.  We all do, otherwise we probably wouldn’t be Paleo.

Not all meats are created equally, though, and they all have different, sometimes confusing labels on them – all natural, organic, grass-fed, free-range, etc.  Instead of just throwing up your hands in confusion and settling for the cheapest option, I want you to be versed in the vague and often misleading language of the meat industry.

-Natural

-Free Range

-Pasture Raised

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Legs

Monday’s Workout:

One Minute on..One Minute off for 10 minutes of:

Clean & Jerk for 5 minutes (135/95)

Snatches for 5 minutes (95/65)

Tuesday’s Workout:

15 minutes of work-

200m Run

10 Overhead Squats (PVC or Barbell)

15 Box Jumps