Benefits of Stretching
Some of you may have heard about ROMWOD…they are absolutely killing the game when it comes to providing a platform for athletes to improve their mobility. Some of you may despise stretching and wonder how it would help you with CrossFit. However, range of motion limits everyone, and ROMWOD is the answer that your body needs to open and free your joints.
- Increased range of motion leads to better position and recovery in all weightlifting, Olympic weightlifting, athletic and functional movements. Achieving better position leads to increased power and efficiency. By moving closer to proper movement patterns through increased range of motion you decrease your chance for injury. By strengthening ligaments and fascia you create longevity in your joints and tissues. Recovery is increased through the natural release of hyaluronic acid which is intentionally stimulated throughout ROMWOD’s programing.ROMWOD’s focus on breathing techniques prepares your mind for battle. Your body is capable of doing anything your mind allows it to do, so training your mind to focus through any challenge can help your performance at the gym, on the field, and in life.
We will start incorporating ROMWOD into our daily programming. Every day at 6pm (except Wednesday’s due to the Competition class) during open gym, will be a ROMWOD hour where we will play it on the TV.
If you’re interested, bring your yoga mat and get yo’ stretch on!