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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Struggling with those handstand push-ups in 15.4? Cringe whenever you see overhead squats or snatches as part of the WOD? It’s time you checked out that overhead mobility.
Here’s a more advanced version of the floor angel mobility drill that I posted last week. Enter: the seated wall angel. Another great drill to help work on shoulder, thoracic, and cervical mobility while simultaneously actively moving through the range to help solidify movement patterns.
The goal is to be able to maintain contact between the wall and the back of your shoulders, arms, hands, head, and low back for the duration of the movement. Your abs should be engaged, preventing your low back from arching and your ribs from flaring out. Chin should be slightly tucked, but not straining. Most importantly, you should be able to breathe! If you have to hold your breath to get into or maintain an unweighted position, you have dysfunction.
This may look simple, but those of you with mobility deficits in your shoulders/upper back/neck may find it pretty challenging. Stick with it and go slowly. As always, 2-3 minutes of work to grease that groove and help make that new motor pattern stick. #maestrofied ——————————————-
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#crossfit #WODprep #mobilization #DPT #PT #physicaltherapy #physio #physiotherapy #fullrangeofmotion #breathing #thoracicspine #cervicalspine #crossfitopen #theopen #15point4 #wallangels #shoulder #shoulderpain #overhead #jerk #handstand #pullup #snatch #kipping #HSPU #BeMoreHuman

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