Mobility in CrossFit: Why Flexibility Matters for Performance and Recovery

Flexibility Matters
Mobility in crossfit: why flexibility matters for performance and recovery


Hey CrossFit fam! Are you tired of feeling like the Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz” every time you try to squat or deadlift? Well, it’s time to oil those joints and get limber because today we’re diving into the world of mobility in CrossFit. 🤸‍♀️🏋️‍♂️

Why Mobility Matters

Mobility isn’t just about being able to touch your toes; it’s about moving efficiently and safely through a range of motions. Poor mobility can lead to bad form, which is a one-way ticket to Injuryville.

The Big Three: Hips, Shoulders, Ankles


Tight hips can ruin your squats and deadlifts. Incorporate hip openers and stretches into your routine.


Shoulder mobility is crucial for overhead movements. Think pull-ups, snatches, and jerks.


Don’t underestimate the power of flexible ankles, especially when it comes to squats.

Mobility Drills to Try

  1. Foam Rolling: Great for muscle recovery and flexibility.
  2. Dynamic Stretching: Perfect for warming up before your WOD.
  3. Static Stretching: Best for post-WOD cool down.


Mobility is the secret sauce that can take your CrossFit performance from good to great. So, start stretching, rolling, and flexing your way to a more mobile you!

Ready to get mobile? Share your favorite mobility drills in the comments below! 👇

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