“5-Minute Mobility.” Show the athletes two to three mobility drills after the warm-up and prior to the meat of the program that day and have them spend 5 minutes working through them. Short, sweet, and very effective. This one is a T-spine mobility drill to improve arm position in the OHS and Back Squat positions.
There’s so much to think about when you first start Overhead squatting. It’s not as simple as holding the barbell overhead and squatting. If it was everyone would overhead squat what they back squat. The OHS, while some would argue is not necessary for many athletes and is trumped by the front and back squat, is one of the best indicators of overall flexibility I know of. So while it may not be necessary from a task-analysis standpoint (i.e. the athlete never hold anything above their head), the associated benefits to other lifts and to life in general make it a worthwhile use of time for just about anyone. The easiest way to tell if you need it is to do it. If it feels like shit figure out why and fix it. Fixing it will fix a lot of other things too. Jordan warming up.
Today’s workout was another Birthday celebration. Happy 39th Joe Lewis. Birthday workouts are a love / hate scenario. One the one hand we appreciate Joe and are thankful to have him in our lives, but on the other hand we despise every year he as been alive because we have to suffer for 39 grueling minutes in “celebration” of his life. Anya here looking focused and working hard.