Here we move upstream from the last post we had with Jami at our seminar in London. We are targeting the knee joint, and Jami points out something rather interesting that we should all be aware of in the beginning of this little vid… Problems with the knee USUALLY happen at either the ankle or the hip because the knee is in the middle. So if you got things going on in the knee you probably want to start looking at those hip flexors, or calves first if your a runner/endurance athlete. These are the go to problem areas we see. So, have a look at this stuff, but before you hit it test the end range before then test the end range after, and see if you can find anything “special”/ hot in those spots.
Recently we were in London doing a CrossFit Endurance Run Seminar, and had the pleasure of having Jami Tikkanen at the seminar. Jami is an Osteopath out of London right now, and is part ofThames CrossFit. He runs some of the European CrossFit Mobility Seminars for Doc Starrett, and is one of the few who really gets “it”. It was an honor to have him at the seminar and we will be working with Jami quite a bit more as we have plans for several seminars in Europe this year. We got some great video opportunities at the seminar and decided to post some of them up, as it is great work for anyone that runs.
In this video we discuss opening up the foot a bit, or just looking for some things that might be HOT. A barbell can go a long way with a group, and we make use of it. We also look at opening up the ankle, with a unique little counter action with a band. Again, these are things and places around the gym and are easy to do, and dont take a long time. Working on dorsi flexion is as important for running as it is with squating and deadlifting. Limited range in this will have repercussions for any athlete, and inevitably will have smaller muscle groups making up for what larger ones should handle. Enjoy this first piece.