Posted by Andy Petranek : Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012
About a week into the Whole Life Challenge, I decided, on the spur of the moment, to try an experiment. At the time, I was standing on my feet, bent over at the waist with my head and torso hanging upside down and my arms dangling down toward my toes. I've always been "hamstring challenged" (my word for people like me who when bent over like I described above, they're lucky if their hands get down past their knees), and this day was no exception. I think after having hung there for about 3 minutes I could maybe, with my longest stretch of my longest finger, touch my ankles. I decided in that moment that I was going to make this one stretch my 10-minute mobilization project for the entire duration of the WLC.
Well I'm happy to report that so far, it's gone well. By the end of 10 minutes, I usually can put the entire palm of my hand on the floor in front of my toes. For me, that is SHOCKING! Don't know how much further I'm going to get, but heck, we're only 4 weeks in.
My questions for you are: If there was just one mobilization that would have the greatest impact on your body and maybe your life over the next 4-8 weeks, what would it be? Would you be willing to give my 10-minute mobilization project a try for this mobilization you've identified?
Monday's Workout (NO CAP)
In 20 minutes:
- work up to three heavy sets
Five rounds for time of:
5 Pull Ups
15 1-arm DB OH Walking lunges (45/30)
... and coming Tuesday (NO CAP)
10 to 1 decreasing ladder
DB Squat Clean Thrusters (45/30)