I’ve been wanting to get into a stretching/mobility/yoga routine for a while. I’ve started a few different things, but nothing stuck.
YouTube videos. Nope.
Pinterest posts. Nope.
Doing it myself. Definitely nope lol.
I follow a lot of different athletes, and a lot of high end CrossFit athletes use, and are sponsored by, GOWOD. So, I figured, if it was good enough for some of the fittest people in the world, it has to be at least worth checking out.
It’s an app. Which is great for me, because my phone is an extension of my hand.
Download. 14 Day Free Trial? Yes!
I put in all the basic info about myself, then take the initial mobility test.
It only takes a couple minutes, going through a bunch of different movements and motions. Trying to find out where my strong and weak points are. Once it’s done, it gives an overall percentage of mobility, and my strong and weak points.
As you see, my strong point was my shoulders, and my weak points were my posterior chain.
From there, it built an option for a daily mobility routine (8/15/22 minutes), with a focus on my posterior chain.
It basically tells you to do your homework, and retest in a month.
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Some of the features:
There’s an option for pre & post workout stretching. Where you log in what exercises you’re doing today (squats, deadlifts, bench press, running, etc…) and put you desired time in, and it gives you a routine to do before and after your workout.
You can pick and choose your own routine based on:
TYPE: Massage, Banded Stretching, Stretching
ZONE: Pick a body part to work on, and a list of stretches pop up
TOOL: Choose stretches based on your accessible equipment (Barbell, Foam Roller, Bands, Lacrosse Ball, or nothing)
I think this is a well put together app and program.
It has a large library of mobility/stretching exercises to do for your full body.
The interface is super easy to use.
It’s not targeted for the commercial gym goer. This app is marketed for CrossFit style training. So, if you’re about machines and cable resistance in the gym, this may not be for you.
I really enjoy the app. I’ve used it almost every day. And will continue to. I say, at least try out the free 14 day trial.
If you enjoyed this blog review, let me know if I should do more of these.
If you’ve never done some type of fitness event/race, this is basically how it goes. Maybe with a bell or a guy just yelling on the side, but that’s about it. Then you’re on your way to the finish line.
For a lot of people, these type of events “aren’t for them” or they “aren’t in shape enough” or “ready”… But, I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE!
Races / Fitness events are great for a bunch of reasons, and I want you to sign up for one (or 10 lol) today. And I’ll tell you why you can and you should.
It Gives You Focus
Once you sign up, you have to start training, eating, and recovering right. Whether it’s a 5K or a marathon or a Spartan Race, your health and fitness program has to match your end goal (finishing the race).
Every time I’ve signed up for any race, I become more dialed in with my training.
Face Your Fears
A lot of people say, “I’m not ready” “I CANT” “I’m not in shape”… but, trust me, with a lot of these events, there isn’t “a shape”.
I’ve seen people who would be considered “overweight” run marathons, and I’ve seen Seniors run obstacle course races.
It’s not about be better than person next to you, it’s about just pushing yourself to be better. And we can all do that!
There’s nothing better than seeing all your hard work pay off. And that feeling comes at the finish line.
The sense of accomplishment. The sitting on top of the world feeling is almost unmatched.
Run YOUR race. Your pace. And make it to the end, and tell me that doesn’t feel amazing
Are you going to sign up for a race? have you already? Let me know!
Also, philly area people, check out the local list I’ve put together of races happening this year — 2020 Races