What is mobility?

CrossFitters always ask why they should take the time to focus on mobility. Some feel that all they need is a few key stretches to do before and after a workout and that should be the extent of their flexibility work. Aside from flexibility, mobility is complementary to CrossFit for a lot of other reasons too.


Part of being a CrossFitter is having constantly varied, challenging movements as part of our workouts. While mobility may not incorporate the high intensity element of the CrossFit workouts, it does use our bodies in different ways than we may use it on other days.  Mobility will compliment your CrossFit workouts and help you move into and out of lifts with greater ease and mobility.


Balance not only means the balance training you receive working in yoga balancing poses. That type of balance is essential for our health as we age and allows us to continue to do functional training both in and outside the gym; balance also applies to balancing our workout days with our active rest days. Balance is finding a meeting point between stretching and strengthening our muscles. Balance is beginning to balance our mind and thoughts. Without this balance we are more prone to injuring ourselves both in body and mind.


In our CrossFit workouts, we must always be aware of, and pay close attention to our form, but many times, because of the quickness of the exercises and the pace of our workouts, we may not be paying attention to how our body feels as we are in the process of moving it. Bring your awareness to how your body moves and how it feels as it moves.  By becoming more aware of your body, it becomes much easier to find ways to help your body function better both in and out of the box.

Mobility is a great compliment to your CrossFit workout. It will help you bring your WODs to the next level, at the same time it will help reduce stress release tension in your body.


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