Learn How to Mobilize and Correct Issues Around Tight Elbows

Learn How to Mobilize and Correct Issues Around Tight Elbows



The Mobility and Corrective Exercise class at CrossFit 5885 begins this Saturday (September 12th, 2015) at 10:00 am (please arrive 10 minutes early so we can get started on time).  

Class is open to both CrossFit 5885 members and the public.  If you'd like to attend, simply purchase a 10 class punch pass.  Punch passes include CrossFit WODs, CrossFit Swimming, Spin class, Barbell Club, Yoga for Athletes AND the Mobility and Corrective Exercise class.

I plan to put out a quick post each week to let athletes know what our focus will be on and what equipment to bring.

This week in the Mobility component, we'll be addressing the Elbow and working to correct "Elbow-itis" issues (such as lateral or medial epicondylitis tenderness, forearm tightness, difficulty getting the elbows into proper position for the front rack position, etc.) by isolating the tissues above and below that joint.   

For the Corrective Exercise component, the focus will be on addressing the neck, working to improve rotation and movements without the shoulder driving the motion.  


We'll be using barbells for some of the movements.  If you own the following, please bring:  

  •  a softball (if you don't own one, a lacrosse ball will work)
  • Yoga block (modification is to use two Ab mats)
  • Flossing band (we have some at the gym, but if you own your own)


Learning how to mobilize and care for your neck and elbow(s)is good for any CrossFit or athlete who engages in repetitive movements that require wrist extension and forearm rotation (yoga, weightlifting, or individuals who have to work at a desk with a computer all day).  Come and undo the damage from faulty form/bad technique and poor/incorrect posture and learn how to do some basic maintenance on your beautiful self.  I hope to see you!

Questions?  Please contact Deb.  


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Head Photo Credit:  Melissa Thome Photography

Author:  Deb Preachuk is a Certified Foundation Training & STOTT Pilates Instructor, Corrective Exercise & Posture Alignment Specialist, and the founder/owner of Pain Free Posture MN.   You can follow Deb on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, or subscribe to her YouTube, Pinterest or Instagram pages.