The Magic Alpha Ball

The lacrosse ball has been a great alternative to the foam roller to really get into those hard to reach places. But there's still places that are hard to get into.....and that's where the magic alpha ball from Yoga Tune Up comes in! It's larger in size and has a grippy exterior (sometimes describes like … Continue reading The Magic Alpha Ball

The Goal of Banded Mobilizations

Anytime I teach an athlete how to mobilize with a strength band for the first time there's always the question "what's the point of the band?" Here's why......maybe some reasons why the band may not be good for you......and then a few banded mobilizations in case you haven't experienced the magic of the band yet! … Continue reading The Goal of Banded Mobilizations

Muscle Spotlight: Levator Scapula

  Muscle in the Spotlight: Levator Scaplua Location: this muscle originates from the first 4 cervical vertebrae and inserts onto the top/medial angle of the scapula (shoulder blade) Function: - elevates and rotates the scapula downward - rotates and sidebends neck to the opposite direction   The levator scapula creates movement in the neck and shoulder … Continue reading Muscle Spotlight: Levator Scapula

Mobility Ideas for Work

These 2 videos contain ideas for ways to mobilize at work, either at a standing desk or traditional sitting desk. I assumed that with the standing desk you will have a tall chair or stool nearby to use. If not there's a few ideas for you, and you can always take a break and find … Continue reading Mobility Ideas for Work

Prep/recovery 14.5

It's the last CrossFit Open workout!! And we've got BURPEES and THRUSTERS..... it's amazing how many people predicted these movements would be chosen. Remember the info below is more mobility/movement prep. I will share strategy and more movement ideas from the big time coaches once they come out on my facebook page. Burpees You must … Continue reading Prep/recovery 14.5

Prep/recovery for 14.4

A lot of people predicted a chipper, and here it is! Let's get you prepped for rowing, toes to bar, wall balls, cleans and muscle-ups. I will be sharing suggestions from Tabata Times which has a group of amazing coaches giving tips for this workout. So check it out on my facebook page Friday morning. … Continue reading Prep/recovery for 14.4