In my pursuit of body comp and strength, I have come to realize that I also need to address some mobility issues in various movements that would add to my overall physical condition.
At 55, there should be no reason why I should not be able to perform many movements that I easily did many years ago. Albeit at a higher level of performance or intensity.
So, Here's my "Bucket List" so to speak.
Dips- currently can barely do 1 full rom(hands to armpits)
Pull ups-cant do 1
Cleans- wrist, elbow mobility creates issues with racking the bar- i've been working on this, and it is getting better and better every time. my other issue with the cleans is the "squat catch". I've mostly done power cleans from hang with a 1/4 squat catch when using heavy weights, so i actually have limited experience with the squat catch portion.
Front Squats -(f I rack the Bar)same issue as clean. If I use straps I can Front Squat until the weight gets real heavy, and my biceps start to cramp up.
Overhead Squat--Realistically this is New to me, since most of the the snatches I did 25 years ago were "split snatch". I have been practicing this some without any weights and today I managed a couple with the bar and off the bench.
With regards to the overhead, Shoulder mobility is such that i can hold the bar overhead with arms behind my ears and bi's pointing towards the ceiling "fairly" well. The issue comes when squatting, my upper torso leans forward like a back squat, and hence the bar is not over my "center/pillar" of strength.
Regarding an issue that i had with abs earlier in the season, you had told me to "just do some every day". That worked wonderfully. I'm guessing that i could do the same for most, or all of the above as part of my "warmups", and it should work out fine.
Any comments, clarifications, or suggestions are truly appreciated.