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Good Stretches for Overall Body Mobility?


#1

Ive been powerlifting for a little over half a year and one of my biggest downfalls is my flexability. it is really a huge downfall when benching and squating. if anyone could give me some good stretches/exercises to do that would be great. thanks.


#2

Read everything by, Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson, Tony Gentilcore, and Jillian Michaels that you can find on this site.

http://www.T-Nation.com/ALSAuthorsCat.do Here ya go.


#3

The frog stretch is a brilliant one, I try to remember to do it when I train. Its basically a squat movement, only on your hands and knews on the ground.. Ill try and find a link for you. Also wall slides will help your back out and use a swimmers stretch with a towel for your chest.


#4

Frog Stretch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIFCondecF4

Swimmers Stretch

Videos arent great but you will get the idea.


#5

I like Kelly Starret's Mobility WOD website. Its got good stuff on there everyday.

http://mobilitywod.blogspot.com/


#6

Shoulder dislocations, followed with overhead ATG squats all done with broomstick.


#7

Goblet squats with your feet in hip width and toes pointing forward. Not a stretch but good for promoting neutral alignement of the hips after squatting a lot with your feet wide and externally rotated.


#8

I'm gonna be a second voice for shoulder dislocations. Best thing I've ever added to my stretching routine for shoulder mobility.

Also be sure to do a lot of hip stretching. Here's a good video:


#9

sorry for the extremely late response lol. as of now my biggest down fall is hip mobility. i will try these out though.


#10

that stretch sesh works like a dream