We see it all the time… An athlete finishes up their WOD, adds their score to Zen Planner and darts out the door. Still sweaty, cell phone and keys in hand, ready to go on with their day, go home to the kids, etc. Life is BUSY! We get it! But taking that post-WOD prime time to get some mobility in will have some MAJOR benefits.
Add 5-10 minutes at the end of your daily WOD and see some astounding benefits! Like some of the following…
Benefits of Post-WOD Mobility
1- Increased Flexibility – your muscles are warm and post WOD is a prime time to work on adding some new range of motion.
2- Better Posture/Less Stiffness – while working out your muscles do a lot of contracting leaving them stiff and shortened. Some stretching will reset and help elongate those muscles.
3- Lactic Acid – adding in some mobility after your workout should help move around some of the lactic acid that builds up in our muscles, leaving you less sore and recovered more quickly!
4- Less Risk of Injury – increased range of motion and better circulation are going to put you at a reduced risk for injury, keeping you healthy and in the gym working toward your health and fitness goals!
SO, we challenge you to make a commitment to yourself by adding 5-10 minutes of post-WOD mobility to your daily routine! If you’re not sure what stretches to incorporate…ask a coach!! They can point you in the right direction.
Our mission is to keep you healthy, pain free, happy & fit! But we can’t stretch for you.