The “World’s Greatest Stretch” is a series of stretches that target all of the major muscle groups surrounding the hips. Adequately named, these stretches are simple yet extremely effective. They can be performed before class, in between strength sets, after a tough WOD or in the comfort of your own home. There are also scaling options with the WGS ranging from the basic stretches to adding bands and boxes! Adding the “World’s Greatest Stretch” will lead to better squats, cleans, push presses and every other movement performed in CrossFit. Let’s explore the finer points of each stretch…
#1 – Start in the lunge position with both hands inside of the foot. The majority of the weight should be in the front heel with the shin vertical. Keep the chest up, push the knee out, and try to lower the elbow to the ground while maintaining a good position.
#2 – Push your knee out further while walking your hands past the foot. The lower leg should lay flat on the ground all while maintaining an upright position of the chest. Be active and hunt for spots that need attention.
#3 – Depending on your flexibility this stretch can be performed with or without the back knee down. Here there should be a hand on each side of your leg. Make sure you point that toe upward and bend at the waist…great for the hamstrings and calves.
#4 – Place the front foot flat, lift the arms overhead and drive your hip forward. Reaching across your body or changing the position of the back foot will alter the stretch of the hip flexor/quads in a good way!
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Skin the cats
15 Power Snatches (95,65)
15 Toes to Bar
15 Hand-Release Push-ups
Level 2 (75,55), 4 Rounds
Level 1 (65,35), 3 Rounds