Category Archives for "Flexibility"

Hanging Leg Raise

The Hanging Leg Raise (HLR) is one of the most difficult abdominal exercises. It requires tremendous lower abdominal strength mixed with hamstring flexibility and grip strength. Most people that I see attempt the HLR cheat the movement by only firing their #hipflexors while pulling their torso up with their #lats.

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Hip Mobility Sequence

Hip Mobility Sequence. When I started #climbing 1.5 years ago, I knew that improving my #hipmobility would be a worthy investment. As part of my warmup, I perform this sequence for 1-2 rounds as a safeguard for my hip and knee health.As a note, this sequence incorporates #ballisticstretching, #dynamicstretching, and #staticstretching. I’ve always had poor internal rotation of my hips from years […]

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Recovery – Persian Meel

During weeks like this, I still move, just not intensely. Although I believe in “days off,” I think that movement should still be prioritized. This could mean engaging in your normal training, but with less volume and intensity overall. Some of these days should be about light cardiovascular work, mobility work and stretching, or general movement.

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Combatting Elbow Tendonitis: Tissue Release

Combatting Elbow Tendonitis: Tissue Release Buying an #ArmAid was one my most worthy investments… This tool facilitates tissue release of the elbow flexors and extensors. I use the ArmAid to apply pressure to knotted trigger points in my forearms and triceps. I’ve found that a lack of external rotation in my left shoulder has been […]

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Upper Back Stretch

I’m sure your back and shoulders get tight like mine. If you’re an athlete, or even sitting at a desk, your mid and upper back musculature is probably weak and overly tight. I’m climbing 5 times per week, so stretching and mobility work have been a priority. I like to find easily accessible stretches for […]

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