Meriah: You’re right…I just need to spend some time on mobility, instead of throwing my hands up in defeat……..
2011/08/episode-301-psoas-Seriously, I love KStar. Tight hips leads to over extension…ummm, yea, that’s me. I’ve researching about “biker hips” and learning a lot. My Hip flexors…not so flexible. I did some flossing and super couch with the band and I got one right side pistol no problem. Yea, mobility works for sure. flossing-and-biker-hips.htmlHugs! Allyson
I love this letter from Allyson for a couple reasons. #1- Look at the first three words! No finer words have ever been put into print! and #2. We (coaches, friends, lovers, strangers, strange lovers etc…) can tell you something a ka-gillion times, and not until you discover it yourself does the light bulb goes on (thus proving statement #1 true yet again). How many times do you see mobility before or after a workout and you leave, do something else or take out a foam roller and sit and talk for the next 10 min? I know I often I avoid it because it’s probably gonna be uncomfortable because I have mastered sitting like Quasimodo at my desk all day for many years now. However, as much as I dislike a bar rolling down my quads finding knots I didn’t know I had, I never get up from my mobility session saying, “Dang, I wish I hadn’t done that. I now feel and move better, I am free from impingement and pain! Why did I do that to myself!? WHYYYYYY!?!” Screams of mild discomfort are often heard during, but never after. And just because you did it once doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from doing it again. Long term improved mobility and flexibility don’t necessarily happen over night or in the 4-8min you get in class. If you’ve had tightness for years, its going to take more than 5 min once or twice a week to undo all that nastiness! To really make a change it’s going to take time and work (hard work). Just like a pullup, double under, muscle up, snatch, or walking and chewing gum. You are going to have to practice….weird. If you are Bridger CrossFit athlete, CrossFitter, runner, weightlifter or someone just lurking on our webpage (yeah we know you’re out there ) check out Kelly Starett’s (aka KStarr) web page www.mobilitywod.com. If you have a pulse chances are these page will be useful to you. You’ll discover places you didn’t know a lacrosse ball could or should go. How to be a super friend and much much more. Like many of you Allyson’s problem just needed some attention to mobility, pretty easy. However some answers aren’t always this easy, if you have real pain don’t forget about the professionals (Drs, PTs, Chiropractor etc) sometimes they too can be very helpful.