Do you have poor range of motion? Find it hard to get to the bottom of a squat? Or maybe getting your shoulders locked out?
I would have answered yes to all of those when I first started CrossFit. My shoulder mobility and everything in my legs were super tight.
It was only 2 years ago when I was 27cm away from touching my toes. Now I can reach 7cm beyond them. Did it happen overnight? Nope! It took a long time to get to 7cm.
Did you see that shitty overhead squat? I bet some of you thought I could always overhead squat, even when I first started. Nope! I know how hard it is. I was there! To see some of you squat with any weight is impressive, cause it took me a hell of a long time before I even touched a barbell.
But some of you feel stuck at a certain weight. I’ll tell you, it’s probably not your strength holding you back. It’s your flexibility/mobility. If it’s important to you, and you want to lift more weight AND make it easier, you have to work for it. You have to stretch. You have to perfect your technique through consistent practice.
Check out the before and after pictures of Darrell. His shoulder mobility is poor (he agrees). Yesterday, I had him work on a foam roller and some lacrosse balls. In about 5 minutes, look at the difference!
If your (insert lift here) is important to you, are you willing to spend 5 minutes a day to do something to help it? I hope most of you would answer yes.