Thoracic mobility is one of the most important mobility drills for the fitness athlete. The thoracic spine plays a huge role in keeping the shoulders and the lumbar spine working properly, and pain free. To test thoracic mobility, I look at rotation each direction. This lets me know if there is a unilateral restriction. Limited rotation also means there will be decreased extension in the thoracic spine. For a full thoracic spine mobility plan, check out my THORACIC MOBILITY OVERHAUL PROGRAM. [embed]https://instagram.com/p/6cn12IhEzp/[/embed]
Recently built my own Functional Movement Screen kit after looking at buying a kit and feeling the cost was too high for its' simplicity - plus I've seen the plastic version break a few times. Thought I'd share my plans for building the FMS kit:
The Olympic snatch is a frequently used exercise is strength & conditioning programs, and for good reason. This exercise allows the athlete to lift very explosively and with biomechanics similar to that seen in many other athletic movements such running and jumping. However, this exercise is highly technical and requires time and a good coach to learn how to master. The simplest explanation of the snatch is that it is a weightlifting exercise in which the athlete lifts a barbell from the ground to an overhead position in one explosive and continuous movement.