How often do you stay before or after class to work on your mobility? Flexibility is one of the 10 general CrossFit skills and without it, you are limiting your own performance. Remember on your first day of class when you did a full depth air squat and you were really sore in the inner thighs the next day? Well, guess what? All that soreness was due to a lack of flexibility in those inner thigh muscles. It was a struggle back then, but over time you have loosened up those muscles and now your hip joint is capable of getting into the deep range of motion without a problem.
We each have an area that still tends to give us trouble and if we don’t, then we all can still use a little loosening up to make sure that we are able to efficiently perform the movements required of us each day.
Today’s WOD required some overhead pressing movements and holding a bar in front rack. So the classes spent some time working that shoulder mobility to make sure they could easily hit the overhead position and not waste time and energy getting there. What kind of mobility can you do today to improve your performance tomorrow?