Wednesday, November 2

We’ve got pistols squats in the workout today and we have discussed before how much mobility is required to do this movement well. But let’s take a step back and talk about squat mobility on two legs before even attempting a single-leg squat.

We are lucky enough to live in the information age, where there are resources online to teach you almost anything you want to know – for free! Just do a quick Google search for squat mobility and you will be blown away by them amount of info out there. But what do we do with it all?

Even if we understand everything we are watching or reading we need to put that stuff into practice. The hardest part of mobility is doing the work every day for a long time. We need consistent effort for weeks and months to see a difference and I’ll be the first to admit that it is very hard to keep it up. I can’t even count the times I’ve started a specific mobility routine only to leave it behind two weeks later.

It’s similar to nutrition. We all know what we SHOULD do, it’s just a matter of doing it.

Luckiliy, really smart people keep giving us things to try. So let’s keep trying.

Check out these videos from Barbell Shrugged with Squat University’s Dr. Aaron Horschig. Part one is on ankle mobility and part two is all about the hips. He’s got some good assesments for testing your mobility and how to attack any restrictions.

I need to do this stuff as much as anyone, so feel free to keep me accountable. Ask me every day if I did my mobility work. Let’s keep each other on track and start moving better.

Workout for Wednesday, November 2
5 Sets of Mullet Squats – Use Front Squat Percentages
3 Front Squats + 4 Back Squats @ 75%

3 Rounds for Time:
12 DB Snatches (alternating arms)
12 Pistols
100 Double Unders