Flexibility (which we often call mobility) is a physical trait that can be trained and it is ESSENTIAL to the sport of weightlifting. You simply must have full range of motion of your ankles and knees to squat to depth. You must have full range of motion in your shoulders, elbows and wrists to support the bar.
Today, I'm throwing down a 28-day mobility challenge because
1. flexibility is one of the 10 general physical skills we all need to be more durable,
2. flexibility is easily neglected because it's not as fun and sexy as strength training,
3. improving your flexibility will improve your efficiency and improving your efficiency will make you stronger.
I have thrown down this 28-day challenge before and I'm so, so very sad to admit that NOT A SINGLE person has completed all 28 days of overhead mobility. Perhaps you will be the first?
I will have a KICK ASS prize for anyone who COMPLETES all 28 days and DEMONSTRATES improved overhead squat mobility.
This is a FANTASTIC time to begin working on your overhead mobility. We know, without any doubt, that we will see overhead squats in The Open. We will do the first Open workout in 24 days. Will you be ready for overhead squats by then? You will if you do these mobility exercises every single day.
All of these mobility exercises are from The Supple Leopard (which we have at the gym or you can order your own copy). All of the exercises are also demonstrated in the mobility posters at the gym. Do the exercises everyday and your OH mobility will improve!
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