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E81 | Rob Wilson Talks Mobility For The Lower Back In The Overhead Squat

Episode 81 Rob Wilson Talk Mobility for the Lower Back in The Overhead Squat 

Episode at a Glance

Episode 81 of the Doc & Jock podcast features our dear friend Rob Wilson.  Rob Wilson (@preparetoperform) is a Mobility WOD instructor, soft tissue specialist, strength coach, teacher, and walking human performance test tube.  Rob prides himself on constantly researching and implementing tried and true techniques as well as fresh paradigms for maximizing sports performance and life.  He also owns and operates CrossFit Virginia Beach (@crossfitvirginiabeach) with his wife Thomi.

In addition to all of the madness Rob is involved with he also works with our good buddy Phil Sabatini doing some seminars on Olympic Lifting. Phil handles the technique side of the lifts and Rob teaches mobility for the lifts. Since we just had Phil on to talk about strengthening the lower back we thought it would be apropos to have Rob on to talk about properly organizing & mobilizing the lower back for lifting.

Rob specifically talks about how to fix s the dreaded pelvic reversal (a.k.a. the pooping dog) when a lifter is in the bottom of their overhead squat and offers some tips on how to shore up this issue which are below.

  1. Get a bracing sequence
  2. Make sure the knees are driving out (fix the movement pattern)
  3. Find the spot where the depth was good
  4. Mobilize! (Rob loves the couch stretch check out his article here

Be sure to check out the entire episode for all of the details and make sure you head over to Rob & Phil’s Seminar page to get all the info on what they have going on.

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Rob & Phil’s seminar http://performancetherapeutics.schedulista.com/


Performance Therapeutics – http://www.performance-therapeutics.com/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwcY6GcCeHsq9HDKSX-Z3Mw

CrossFit Open Prep Program https://marketplace.trainheroic.com/#team/wilson-team-1452705131

Prepare To Perform Program https://marketplace.trainheroic.com/#team/wilson-team-1443110278

More on the Show Sponsors

Mobility WOD – The ultimate guide to resolving pain, preventing injury, and optimizing athletic performance. www.mobilitywod.com

Doc and Jock would like to thank official Show Sponsor Mobility WOD for their support.  Please gang head over to www.mobilitywod.com for all you mobility needs where you will find the latest MWOD products, episodes, upcoming seminars, daily MWODS, help finding a provider and the subscription services Mobility WOD Pro.  Mobility WOD PRO is a perfect resource for any coach looking to up their positional knowledge base and infect their community with true suppleness!      

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Performa Sleep has developed what they believe to be the perfect mattress for athletes.  Their athlete – specific sleep technology is a three layer mattress designed to ease muscle tension, boost recovery, and sooth hard working bodies.  Head over to their webpage to read learn more about their CopperCool technology and to read testimonials from our very own Dr. Danny, and CrossFit Games Athletes Scott Panchik (@ScottPanchik), Emily Bridgers (EmilyBridgers), and Lauren Fisher (LaurenFisher).     

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Athletes’ Potential – Where Movement is Medicine!   http://www.athletespotential.com/

Dr. Danny offers an assortment of services.  If you are in the Atlanta area be sure to look him up.  If you are not in Atlanta please be sure to shoot him an email or follow him on the social sites listed below.   

facebook page https://www.facebook.com/athletespotential?fref=ts

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Twitter @AthPotential

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Joe’s Barbell – where lifting at JOE’S is just a click away. http://joesbarbell.com/

Coach Joe offers a variety of live and online training options including a private facebook group titled #HeelsOff where you can get his honest and FREE opinion on your movement and unfiltered take on Weightlifing. Join the conversation at any of the links below.

Webpage Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/905586666194729/

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Twitter @JoeShu2326

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Thanks for listening and remember, If you have a BODY you’re an ATHLETE

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