Thumbs Around the Bar

23 Feb 2015 When gripping any bar, be it the pull up bar or the barbell, wraps your thumbs. Hooking your thumbs over the top of the pull up bar does two things: compensate for shoulder mobility limitations and create and insecure grip. We all know grip strength is key, as is shoulder mobility. Wrap…

Acro Yoga

18 Dec 2014 For the last 6 weeks, while our beloved Maryanna has been raising her newborn, Wendy Dahl has filled her shoes as Outpost’s Yoga instructor. Two of our Yoga enthusiasts, Diane and Eric have picked her brain a bit on her specialty, Acro Yoga. Eric and Diane have begun their study on it…

Hamstrings, Lower Back and Quads: Mobility

7 Dec 2014 Right about now your hammies, quads and low back are speaking up: “Trodo 12.2014 was great!” They say.  “We had sooooo much fun”, they say. (Trust us, that’s what they’re saying.  It’s just in a different language 🙂 The above video provides some guidelines from an industry pro that many boxes trust,…

The Pelvic Tilt

2 Nov 2014 The positioning of the Pelvis is crucial to good posture, going overhead on a lift or in the deadlift position (squat related movements). The Pelvis is like a bowl. You can tip it forward (anterior pelvic tilt) as in sticking your butt out or you can tip it backward  (posterior pelvic tilt…