February 12, 2019
This blog is all about the most commonly used mobility equipment for CrossFit.
- Foam roller – great for a vast array of mobility exercises, readily available and affordable. You can find this piece of mobility equipment at any good sporting shop.
- Rumble roller – a step up from its softer counterpart ‘Foam roller’. It’s a great piece of equipment for users looking to further break up soft tissue structures to improve range of motion about a joint.
- Peanut – comes in two sizes, both used primarily on the back erectors and the lower back muscles.
- Lacrosse Ball – great for muscle insertion and attachment points. Highly versatile piece of equipment which can be used basically anywhere on the body.
- The Stick – works very similar to a rolling pin but has bend in the frame which is useful when rolling out muscles. I love using The Stick on my quads and calf muscles.
- Theracane – Unusually shaped mobility equipment with a loop on one side and knob points all over it. The looped side is really useful for hard to reach areas of the back, especially between the shoulders. The knobbed parts on the cane are useful for targeting muscle origin and insertion points.
- Voodoo bands – popularised by Dr Kelly Starrett, helps improve improve range, restore joint mechanics, or unglue matted down or previously injured tissue.
- Trigger wheel – great for the forearm and neck muscles.