140317 Mobility WOD

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Squat Monday!!!

Watch the following video from 1:30 – 2:45:

We did this mob a couple weeks ago. I believe it was part of our prep for 14.1.

Spend some quality time in the bottom of your squat (below parallel) with the barbell resting on your thighs. Place the barbell directly above your knees and see if you can work the barbell along your thigh towards your hip. The closer the barbell gets to your hip the harder this mob gets.

The barbell on your thigh helps you to work on mobilizing those ankles as well as help your hips by forcing you to ‘sit back’ into the squat. You can rock backwards and forwards as well as side to side to help loosen things up.

The included video goes over a couple different variations of this prep, but you can simply just concentrate on resting the barbell on your thighs. I’d like you to try and accumulate a total of 2 minutes total in the bottom squat with that barbell on your thighs.