Wrist pain when in the front rack (e.g. clean, front squat, presses) is common for many CrossFitters. We seek to maximize the range of motion for all of our joints in our CrossFit practice. For many of us, never before have we extended our wrists as much as we do in CrossFit.
Lack of wrist mobility is exacerbated by our modern lifestyle of sedentary work in font of a computer. Hopefully you all have standing work stations to ameliorate hip and back pain. However, a standing work station might not address your wrist pain. That's where daily wrist mobility work becomes an important comment of your healthy lifestyle.
Today's Mobility Monday video with The Movement Fix addresses wrist extension. What I like about today's video is that Dr. DeBell shows us how we can measure improvement. Making data driven decisions, such as does this mobility work quantitatively improve my wrist extension, can help keep us motivated to continue the practice. Pre and post measurements give us real information about the efficacy of our program. By the way, this is also why we record our workout results.
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Mobility Work: Wrist Extension
Skill Work: The Clean
Every Minute on the Minute for 16 Minutes
Odd minutes 10 burpees
Even minutes 5 Power Cleans 135/95#
Today's workout demands wrist extension in the power clean and burpees. Your coach will spend some time in class today getting your wrists ready for all of this work. This workout is like playing tag with our three metabolic pathways. We are getting the heart rate elevated with 10 burpees, taking a short rest then moving some weight quickly. This works power, speed, coordination, balance, flexibility, agility and endurance. Good luck!
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