Thursday, January 31
Wednesday is supposed to be the first day of registration for the Open, but I haven't seen it go live yet on the Games site. Hopefully it will be up soon. If you haven't checked out the site yet, there's a lot of good articles and videos and information about the Open/Games. Now, check out the Mobility WOD below. He talks about how good positioning is vital to prevent dysfunction on the rower and in the Olympic lifts. Watch the guy row and notice the little jerking motion they point out. This puts extra stress on the shoulder and serratus and causes pain for the rower. This is the exact thing I see when I tell you guys to not jerk the bar off the floor. It immediately puts you out of position and can lead to pain in any number of places. When you have pain in one area, try to think of your body as a system and how dysfunction in one area can lead to problems in other places. I don't know how many times I have heard that a shoulder hurts and it gets diagnosed as a tight pectoral. If your hips, back or ankles are tight, you're probably going to have trouble getting into a good setup. The only way to fix it is to do some work on your tight areas. Setting up the wrong way over and over will get you nowhere.
Workout for Thursday, January 31 Front Squat 5 @ 50% 3x5 @ 70%
8 Min. AMRAP 10 Overhead Squat (95/65) 10 Ring Dips