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neck workFor a special focus today, we are doing some neck work. A stronger neck can and does lower the risk of everyday neck pain. I’m sure you’ve woken up with a stiff neck one or two times and wow, does it ever make other routine actions difficult sometimes. Our Pimp Your Pulls program today is going to help build up a stronger neck that will help reduce these aptly named “pains in the neck.” Athletes of all sports may find a stronger neck the most useful. Also, when times can get stressful, the traps and neck area tense up the most often. To attenuate the tension,¬†stretches can help a lot. Having a stronger neck though, can reduce tension in the first place. A¬†stronger neck can also prevent “whiplash” (like when you are doing sit-ups for time) and can help mitigate the stiffness you experience after doing 100 wall balls from looking up the entire time.

“A new study on women with neck pain found that specific strength training exercises led to significant prolonged relief of neck muscle pain, while general fitness training resulted in only a small amount of pain reduction.”

Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/

In regards to Pimp Your Pulls, the neck work today is going to support all of the work you do with the muscles related to the neck that you use to pull things and stabilize while doing the pulling work: the Levator Scapulae, Trapezius, Sternocleidomastoid.

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Also, Movie Night this Friday!

Friday at 7.30PM we will show the new Rich Froning movie. BYOB including a lawn chair and popcorn!

movie night

 

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Tuesday’s WOD

Review skill set for muscle ups

Pimp Your Pulls:

Neck Lifts & Twists
4×15

then

Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 minutes of

12 walking-lunge steps
15 GHD sit-ups (Sub Sit Ups)
15 hip extensions (Sub Supermans)
5 muscle-ups (Sub 2 Chest to Bar Pull ups and 2 Dips)

 

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