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January 22, 2015

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January 22, 2015

More mobility information and advice from Joe…
The Flossing Technique 
Have you ever felt “sticky” in your elbow, shoulder, hip or knee? Ever wonder how your muscles can feel loose, but at the same time be stiff in the joints above or below that muscle group?
Muscles, tendons, bursae – pretty much all connective tissues – are designed to slide on each other during movement. Sliding in areas of muscle are less tacked down then areas of low tissue mobility because it’s easier to access the muscle interface than it is to loosen up a joint capsule.
The ‘Flossing Technique’ is fairly new in the rehab and mobility scene. Developed by Kelly Starett, DPT, the technique employs the use a thin, flat and long band wrapped around a joint for the sole purpose of increasing local coefficient of friction around the joint being treated. Passive movement is then applied through the joint’s available full range of motion. This aggressive technique effectively loosens up dense, sticky, interdigitized tissue and results in more efficient and pain free gliding. Try it some time.
Check out the video below:

Reminder: 5:30 PM is the Eat Real Food information session. Read your manual prior to the meeting and bring your questions!

 Workout of the Day
:05
AMRAP in 12 minutes of:
6 Deadlift 185/25
8 Toes to bar
10 Box Jumps 24″/20″ (step down)

:30
Midline: 3 sets of –
10 Turkish sit-up (5 each side)
:30 side plank, left
:30 side plank, right

:40
Skill
Spend 10 minutes on one of the following –
Kipping or butterfly pull-up
rope climb
double-unders

Post your scores to the Whiteboard.

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