A few weeks ago, I picked up couple of tips for taking long term care of the back. I’ve noticed as my son get taller, I appear to be getting shorter. On a good day, I’m 5’6″ and maybe, if I squint, a half. When I started CrossFit, I was (a smidge) over 5’7″. I have been relatively healthy over the years, but it might be possible that all the loading as actually made me shorter. And I don’t have much more to give.
I have been trying to take the pressure off my spine by doing two simple drills: hanging from the bar or stretching on the GHD. Quite simply, I will hang from the pull up bar for a total of 2 minutes following a session. Or, I hop on the GHD, lie face down and just hang out for 2 minutes. This lets my spine decompress after what is usually a solid hour of fighting gravity. It feels great. Friday’s workout is a spine loader for sure, so maybe give your back a chance to return to normal by hanging out.
Workout of the Day
In 15 minutes, build to a heavy set of 5.
Squat Clean Ladder
In 1 minute, perform as many reps as possible of the Squat Clean. Take 2 minutes to rest, write down your score and change out weights
Min 1 is 165/105
Min 2 is 175/115
Min 3 is 185/125
Min 4 is 195/135
Min 5 is 205/145