Mobility is the key to performance

Posted: May 1, 2011 by Jason in WODs

Rob and I had a great opportunity to attend a Movement and Mobility Certification by Kelly Starett of CF San Francisco.  If you’ve seen, or read, any of the injury prevention or recovery articles on mainpage, you have seen K-Star at work.  Besides being unbeleivably informative by taking a simplistic appraoch to problem areas many athletes experience in CF, he is very entertaining and keeps the class involved throughout.  By understanding basic mechanics of the body, we can break down chinks in your armor and find the root of the problem.  Chances are if you experience extremity pain, you are probably having issues in your torso that affect that particular limb.  We now have a bigger tool chest to help improve your performance and help you work through trouble areas. 

Because CrossFit is constantly varied by nature, so are the techniques and foundations.  We are constantly trying new things and improving old ones to gain optimal performance.  I’ve said it before, and I will say it forever, listen to your coaches.  We strive to stay on top of the latest and greatest and all believe that one way is not the only way.  Think about it.  If there was only one perfect way to squat, we would all be perfect.  Fitness evolves because people are not afraid to try new things.  CrossFit was built on this principal, as were all other fitness programs.  CrossFit is unique to the fitness world because we utilize so many different functional skills, movements, modalities, and domains that are dynmaic by nature.  Therefore, we must analyze all of these movements and find the strongest, most efficient way to perform them.  By understanding how move through a Range of Motion efficiently, we can drive our performance level through the roof.

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