Stand Tall

DSC05817Andrew and Coach D in mid WoD

Not standing tall and completing reps is quite often laziness in an athlete to complete the motion. Most often seen during a set of high rep air squats. However, the real problem with not standing tall arises when we allow the hip flexors to get so tight as to restrict complete range of motion. This shortness is often seen as the inability to fully open the hip in an explosive movement like the clean or snatch. Forcing complete extension of the legs and hips is more than just legitimate, it is mandatory for elite performance and optimal health.

KBS Snatch Left arm
KBS Snatch Right arm
GHD Sit-up