Set your scapulas free
Full shoulder range of movement not only requires good mobility at the glenohumeral (ball and socket) joint of the shoulder, but also at the scapulothoracic joint and the thoracic cage.We need good shoulder mobility for so many different movements in Crossfit -...read more
Walk before you run
In the past couple of weeks, we have been travelling around BC/Alberta on a little holiday, visiting Crossfit boxes to say hi, let them know about MobilizeMe and even do a couple mobility seminars! I tend to pay attention to the stuff I see posted on people's...read more
Why does it feel like I’m walking on shards of glass?
Earlier this week on the MobilizeMe Facebook page I shared an article regarding plantar fasciitis and just wanted to share a few tips/mobility ideas to help prevent and treat this painful foot problem.Plantar fasciitis is actually an overuse condition of the plantar...read more
Are you missing shoulder extension ROM?
Our shoulders are built for movement. The shoulder joint itself is a ball-and-socket joint, which allows movement in all directions. But, when someone has shoulder pain or injury, how much shoulder extension they have is usually overlooked because the majority of...read more
No more excuses
There is so much information out there these days with regards to training, mobility, stretching, recovery, nutrition, etc. We have everything we need at the palm of our hand, at the touch of a screen and yet it is still hard to get the things done that we really...read more
Tight abs = lower back pain?
The rectus abdominus = the 6-pack that we all want, strive for and drool over. But tightness/overuse of this show pony muscle can be driving lower back pain.The rectus abdominus is a broad, flat muscle that runs vertical on the wall of the front of the abdomen....read more
Upper Crossed Syndrome aka Poke Neck
Do you get neck pain after an overhead-dominant workout? Are you a headache sufferer? Spend all day working on a computer? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, you may be suffering from Upper Cross Syndrome aka Poke Neck! Upper Crossed...read more
Knee pain giving you grief?
There are a few different types of knee injuries and my goal here isn't to discuss every single type of injury. Ligament tears, meniscus injuries, patellar dislocation etc. are probably not as common in Crossfit as those of more a chronic/repetitive type injury...read more
Shoulder rotation – do you have enough?
The shoulder is an amazing joint, capable of great things...when it is all functioning properly!The shoulder is comprised of 4 joints - the sternoclavicular, the acromioclavicular, the scapulothoracic(ScTJ) and the glenohumeral (GHJ). The GHJ is quite unstable due to...read more
So I put out the call yesterday on our MobilizeMe Facebook page to find out what you wanted me to discuss in my next blog posts - and a lot of you asked for hips. So here goes. Hip mobility is essential for developing a good squat. If you read that article I posted...read more