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    Triceps Smash

    Triceps Smash

    01/21/2013

    Hey Leopard Legion, Today’s mission is simple, find someone amazing to smash the stiffness out of your triceps. Look, you spend a bucket load of time working your hammies, but do you spend as much time working on it’s analog at the arm, the triceps? Don’t answer that. We have addressed some triceps smashing on the barbell, but we haven’t shown it in it’s full partner smash down glory. A stiff extensor of the arm is inefficient and will cause the arm to dump torque during high load/high speed movements which can be the cause of some real shoulder dysfunction….

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    Pressing Mechanics and The Knee Pushup Up Disaster/Froning and Bailey Edition

    Pressing Mechanics and The Knee Pushup Up Disaster/Froning and Bailey Edition

    01/17/2013

    Hey MWodies! We are back! The big new gym project is behind us and I have enough available brain capacity to start this engine back up. So let’s jump right to it. Let’s set a few ideas up first: 1) Great athletes (Rich Froning and Dan Bailey for example) tend to have universal motor patterning. By this I mean that they will adopt a “universal motor blueprint” across movement tasks. In this video example, you will notice that both Rich and Dan have a vertical forearm during both their pushup and in the bottom of their burpee. This vertical forearm…

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    MWod Leopard Test

    MWod Leopard Test

    12/11/2012

    It’s simple, can you overhead squat?  Good, now overhead squat with two kettlebells or dumbells (1.5/1 pood or 50/35′s)  The difference in the difficulty is the direct result of your capacity to create torque in your hips to keep your torso upright and your inability to hide this deficiency with a closed torque barbell system.  It probably also might show you how far away from full range of motion your shoulders really are. How hard is it to just keep both of those kettlebells over your head? Tweet photo of successful Leopard Test to @mobilitywod #Leopardtest. Kstar Watch Open and…