Mobility is an integral component of improving and maintaining your fitness
We all need more than the obligatory shoulder and hamstring stretches before heading out the door for a run. Research actually shows stretching and mobility work is even more beneficial after the workout. Furthermore, the demand we place on our bodies, inside or outside the gym, requires us to care for it holistically. Nutrition, mobility, sleep, exercise; it is all connected. It is for this reason CrossFit Modig emphasizes the importance of mobility work inside AND outside of the gym.
At CrossFit Modig our warm-up focuses on getting the body warm and mobilizing target areas of the body that will be used during the WOD. We also encourage those same stretches as a post WOD mobility cool down. Additionally, during our Thursday Open Gym workouts and CrossFit Unloaded classes, we incorporate a portion of the daily ROMWOD (Range of Motion Workout of the Day) program into class time.
See below for an excerpt from the ROMWOD website regarding “How will ROWWOD improve my training?” - https://romwod.com/faqs/
“Increased range of motion leads to better position and recovery in all weightlifting, Olympic weightlifting, athletic and functional movements. Achieving better position leads to increased power and efficiency. By moving closer to proper movement patterns through increased range of motion you decrease your chance of injury. By strengthening ligaments and fascia you create longevity in your joints and tissues. Recovery is increased through the natural release of hyaluronic acid which is intentionally stimulated throughout ROMWOD’s programing.
ROMWOD’s focus on breathing techniques prepares your mind for battle. Your body is capable of doing anything your mind allows it to do, so training your mind to focus on any challenge can help your performance at the gym, on the field, and in life.”