We go overhead a lot in CrossFit. The ability to hold weight overhead requires not only strength but flexibility. To get stronger we simply need to lift heavy things. To get more flexible we need to mobilize our tissues and joints. This may require rolling a ball on the shoulders, armpits and chest. It may require some stretching. The important things to consider are, not specific muscles but, what specific positions are difficult, and how then can we affect those positions.
Not sure how to get more mobile. This Sunday we will be hosting a Maintenance and Mobility clinic after the 10am class. The two hours will be interactive and driven by participants needs and questions. Learn basic myofascial release and trigger point therapy techniques, as well as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. Learn how to stretch and mobilize your friends. This will be a hands on clinic and best attended in pairs.
Resting 60 seconds between sets:
Back squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2