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Quadricep Recovery and 18.5 Video…..Almost!

In CrossFit we tend to use the squat fairly frequently, in a variety of forms. Whether it’s the air squat, back or front squat, squat clean or squat snatch, or wallballs, we see the squat show up a lot in CrossFit! This is with good reason, because it is one of the pillars of any functional movement training program. After a squat-heavy day, the knees get put through a pretty good amount of use. For me, this sometimes results in some knee soreness the next day. Nothing debilitating or alarming, just a little stiffness that lingers for a day or so. A couple of weeks ago I came across an exercise (check below) that I think serves as an active mobility/recovery exercise. It essentially works as a knee extension exercise, but only utilizing ones own bodyweight. You can feel it really stretching out the quads and loading them in a different fashion than our standard squat patterns. After doing this stretch after some of my squat intensive workouts I have noticed my legs and knees tend to feel better right after, and aren’t really sore the next day. I encourage you to give it a try if you run into a similar problem after squat heavy days. It is very important to only work in a range of motion that is comfortable for you (you do not need to go all the way down as shown in the video). It should feel like a good stretch, you should not be feeling pain while doing this stretch. If you need help with this exercise or have any questions feel free to ask about it!

Finisher for leg day for this 270lb fatty. This is the Last set… watch till the end. I do these at the end of a squat day after doing larger compound lifts. It’s much like a GHR but for the quads, stretching them and making them work in a range they don’t normally do so. While also firing off the distal end as the stable point. ••••• Thanks for supporting Kabuki Strength, and helping make the world a better place through strength! ••••• ••••• #ChrisDuffin #kabukistrength #kabukistrengthlab #kabukimovementsystems #MoveBetter #Powerlifting #barbell #bar #powerbar #MadScientist #ShouldeRok #Duffalo #SquatBar #AntiFragile #elitefts @elitefts #shoulderhealth #shoulder #powerbuilding #strength #strengthtraining #squat #bench #deadlift #rehab #evidencebased #boomstick @kabukistrengthlab #acumobility @acumobility @ks_virtualcoaching •••••

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So I was hoping to have the 18.5 video done by tonight, but unfortunately I was not able to put together a video I felt was complete. I have been working hard on it, but I want to make sure that I put out a product that I am satisfied with. The video is just not quite ready yet! So bear with me while I finish the video up and make sure that we end this years Open on a high note! It should be done by Friday so be on the lookout for it!

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