Enhancing Performance Through Mobility: Focus on the Knee

At CrossFit Eclipse, we are committed to providing our members with the best resources to enhance their performance, prevent injuries, and improve overall mobility. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Vitality Therapy and Performance for an exclusive mobility series. This collaboration is designed to cover crucial topics related to mobility, flexibility, injury prevention, and performance enhancement. Today, we’re focusing on a vital area: the knee.

The Importance of Knee Mobility

Knee mobility is essential for various movements and exercises, from squats to running. Poor knee mobility can lead to compensations in other parts of the body, increasing the risk of injuries. By improving your knee mobility, you can enhance your performance, prevent injuries, and ensure a solid foundation for your workouts.

Techniques to Improve Knee Mobility

Our latest video in the mobility series, led by Vitality Therapy and Performance, provides a comprehensive guide on improving knee mobility. Here are some of the key techniques covered:

1. Foam Rolling

Technique: Foam roll the quad in three regions: inner, outer, and middle. Spend 2-3 minutes on each area, focusing on particularly sensitive spots. Purpose: Foam rolling helps increase blood flow to the area, decrease sensitivity, and identify which areas may be getting worked harder than others. Remember to relax and breathe to help your nervous system calm down.

2. Quad Stretch on Wall

Technique: Squeeze your glute for a more intense stretch and avoid arching your back. Progress through the steps to measure improvement. Purpose: This stretch helps the quad muscles relax and achieve a greater range of motion. Squeezing the glute posteriorly rotates the pelvis, preventing back arching and allowing for a more effective stretch.

3. Reverse Nordic Banded

Technique: Progress through three levels: 1) Banded the whole way, 2) Downward without the band and upward with the band’s help, and 3) Without using the band at all. Purpose: This exercise uses the range of motion created by stretching. By using the quads to lower the torso to the ground, you activate the quad as it lengthens, working through a stretched position. The band assists to avoid overexertion, and mastering this movement may take months, so be patient and persistent.

Watch the Full Video

To see these techniques in action and follow along with expert guidance, check out our latest video on knee mobility here: Watch the Knee Mobility Video.

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Stay Connected

Stay tuned for more updates and videos from our mobility series. Remember, proper mobility is key to a healthy and effective workout routine. If you have any questions or need personalized advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to Vitality Therapy and Performance at Vitality Tulsa or call them at (918) 265-4688.

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By integrating these mobility exercises into your routine, you’ll be well on your way to achieving better performance and preventing injuries. Let’s work together to stay active, healthy, and strong!