If there were data on the most popular Crossfit workouts of the year a safe guess for the winner would be a day with heavy back squats. What is more fun than loading up a bunch of weight on your back, dropping down low, grunting your way back up, and high-fiving your friends after hitting a new PR? Beside the grunting and the lifting belt what else can you do to improve your squat? Have you considered giving your ankles some attention? When working our way down into that dee
"I'm here for tight shoulders. Why are we going to talk about the thoracic spine?" Great Question! What exactly is the thoracic spine you wonder? The thoracic spine is the middle portion of your spine from about the top of your shoulders to the bottom of your rib cage. Why is it important? It is the common culprit for injuries like shoulder impingement and neck pain. Our thoracic spine stiffens into a rounded or kyphotic position because of our environment and our culture.
Crossfit is designed for everyone and every body. That is the genius of our sport - everyone has the ability to participate in Crossfit as a method of developing a strong body which is prepared for whatever life throws its way. As good as Crossfit is and as good as our coaching is at CFS, injuries do still happen on our journey to this general physical preparedness - and that is because every body is slightly different. Every body has the potential to complete most if not al