Thursday, April 21
"If we don't work these positions ... we're going to have some problems." Mobility, everyone's favorite hobby. We're not kids any more and as we age certain positions may be more difficult. However, it's up to us to make those positions better. (See the above quote)
The front rack position seems to be one of the difficult ones, especially for guys. Not sure if it's the extra muscle mass men carry in the shoulders or what, but getting those elbows up in the front rack gives a lot of us problems.
Here's a quick video from the CrossFit Level 1 seminar addressing this issue and showing a drill to improve it. A couple of notes: This drill is being performed by an experienced trainer and this drill (like all mobility work) should be done consistently over a long period of time (months and years).
If you need help in a specific area, please let us know and we can find some drills that will help. But remember, there is no magic pill. This takes time and consistent effort!
Workout for Thursday, April 21 Every 2 min for 10 min 5 Push Press from Floor Build Up to Find 5 Rep Max for the Day
For Time: 21-15-9 Power Cleans (135/95) HSPU