mobility

  1. Oscar

    Bent press as mobility drill

    Hi all, I've been having some shoulder issues, and my physical therapist found that I have limited shoulder rotation (dont know how the describe it so I posted a photo below). I basically can't open my forearm to the side if my elbow is next to the ribs. I have noted that this is an...
  2. Trevor Williams

    Mobility for a Man With a Desk Job

    Good morning friends, I've been a reader of the StrongFirst forums for a couple of years now and this is my first posting. As you can see by the title, I work at a desk for 8-12 hours a day and have for about 8 years now. I am 29 years old and feel that the time I have and continue to spend on...
  3. J Way

    Inability to recover the overhead position?

    Hello! I've been struggling to fix a shoulder mobility issue on my own. I've used a mobility routine recommended to me by a Strong First trainer to improve my shoulder mobility, and this involves foam rolling, the pump stretch, and kettlebell armbars. I've also tried to read up on the subject of...
  4. Tactical Barbell: "Operator" template, "SWAT" cluster

    Find current training program beginning Post #62 [Background] 32, M, 6'0, 190lbs (200lbs as of July '19). Married (10 yrs), 2 kids (6 and 1). Was a true gym bro in high school and did bodybuilding splits but always prioritized chest and arms days, and usually skipped legs days . Inactive...
  5. Marius_Lefter

    Gymnastic bridge progressions

    Hi to everyone. Long time since I have been present around here. With regard to my previous posts, I am happy to report that my elbows, wrists and shoulders are very very well, received proper training from Hector Guttierez, Jr. (fantastic instructor, coach and friend) regarding swing, goblet...
  6. Limited Ankle Mobility and the Pistol

    So I have really been wanting to attend the SFB course. The one thing that has stopped my is my absolutely horrid ankle mobility. I had a lot of ankle sprains when I was younger and grew up in shoes all the time and as a result I have really poor ankle mobility. Worse than the normal person...
  7. LejonBrames

    Cap Kettlebells on sale from Walmart.com

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/CAP-Cast-Iron-Kettlebell/39603614 Thought I'd share this with anyone who might need a double of a size they have or a light mobility bell. I generally opt for higher quality(Kettlebell Kings) for my heavier 'life bells'(bells that will be used for the rest of my...
  8. Tobias Wissmueller

    Shoulder Mobility Exercises with Kettlebells

    The only mobility exercises I know regarding shoulders that involve kettlebells are Halo Arm Bar Are there any more that are useful to work on ones shoulder mobility with the help of kettlebells?
  9. sizzlefuzz

    Cossack squat weight thoughts

    Hi all, I have been using the Cossacks more often and I have noticed my pancake and splits progress accelerating because of it. My question is how heavy should I be looking to go? I have been using 16 or 20kgs lately and alternating it with Jefferson curls for 3 sets of 5 each. Personally, I'm...
  10. Partha

    Non S&S full body routines?

    Hi, I am looking for ABA BAB type of full body routines where one could be cardio and mobility, one could be strength. Could people share some thoughts on exercise selection and programming? I have 16, 20 & 24 kg bells. The only restriction is, no lunge (therefore, no TGU). Brief details: I am...
  11. J.C.S.

    Gada/Mace Swings

    Hello all, I have searched the forums here and have found some, but not much concerning gada swings. The interwebs has provided some good information but you good people may have suggestions on where else to look. I have just begun adding 360s and 10 to 2s into my warm up and greasing the...
  12. Jak Nieuwenhuis

    Super Joints - what to expect?

    Hello everyone. Thanks for all the help thus far! I feel like joining this forum has helped to increase my understanding of these skills and, ultimately, of strength. 6'1 Male, 155 pounds, ~12-15% BF, no real mobility issues to speak of, I can move pretty well I've been running NW and trying...
  13. Bauer

    Packed overhead carries/holds lead to pinching

    Hi there, my shoulder mobility is quite fine in general. But when I get to kneeling and standing in TGU and I try to pack my left shoulder I feel a deep pinching inside my shoulder, probably at the acromion. I think it's some kind of impingement. Same with active hangs or nonweighted work. It's...
  14. Army Preparation : Strength, Mobility, Endurance and stress

    Hi StrongFirst community, I am preparing my body to apply for a special unit. (mandatory service of two years) However, I am afraid I will hurt myself due to improper body preparation in the army. I have tons of exercises (mobility, prehab, strength, endurance) inspired by Pavel and Ido Portal...
  15. sizzlefuzz

    Looking for Indian club recommendations

    Hi guys, I listened to the LEO Training Podcast with Phil Scarito this morning (Podcast). It was fantastic, by the way. I am extremely interested in the discipline of Indian club swinging. I am looking to get a 2 lb. set of clubs to get started with and I notice there are two main types, the...
  16. Oscar

    Question Help with S&S stretching exercises?

    Hi all, I'm not finding it easy to do the S&S stretching exercises. On both exercises I find it hard to hold the position as I find both quite uncomfortable (besides the stretch feel that is usually not that confortable). Also, for the 90-90, I'm not so sure how to find the position or if I'm...
  17. Pavel Macek

    4 Weeks to Flexible Steel Challenge

    Jon Engum, StrongFirst Master SFG, Flexible Steel International founder & chief instructor, last week wrote: “Flexible Steel Challenge. This week I challenge KB5 one of the best gyms in the world to be Flexible Steel.” Thank you for your kind words, Jon - challenge of course accepted...
  18. Steve Freides

    I'm Leading a Flexible Steel Workshop on May 21 in Putnam Valley, NY

    Become Flexible Steel - learn to Bend but not Break. Flexible Steel Instructor Certification (Putnam Valley, New York) - RegOnline -S-
  19. Forearm/Grip Maintenance

    Interested to hear what you find works best for maintaining good forearm health. Im a regular with the lacrosse ball, voodoo band and the occasional massage. I have seen the Arm Aid tool and I am interested if anyone has experience with this device or any others that might be floating about out...
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