15MAY17: ROMWOD #1

Today we will be completing another first ever task in four year history of Wiseburn CrossFit…prepare to get your FLEXY on! Since this is new to all of us, here are some frequently asked questions w. answers:

WHAT IS ROMWOD?
ROMWOD stands for Range Of Motion Workout Of the Day. It is a website that provides daily videos designed to increase range of motion, optimize athletic performance, and promote recovery, healing, and longevity.

WHO IS ROMWOD FOR?
ROMWOD is for everyone! This program was designed by CrossFitters to address the number one limiting factor of all athletes, their range of motion! But range of motion is not an issue that is present only in the gym. Range of motion limits everyone, and whether you are trying to get into better positioning in your overhead squat or you just want to sit on the floor to play with your children, ROMWOD is the answer that your body needs to open and free your joints.

HOW WILL ROMWOD IMPROVE MY TRAINING?
Increased range of motion leads to better position and recovery in all weightlifting, Olympic weightlifting, athletic and functional movements. Achieving better position leads to increased power and efficiency. By moving closer to proper movement patterns through increased range of motion you decrease your chance for injury. By strengthening ligaments and fascia you create longevity in your joints and tissues. Recovery is increased through the natural release of hyaluronic acid which is intentionally stimulated throughout ROMWOD’s programing.

ROMWOD’s focus on breathing techniques prepares your mind for battle. Your body is capable of doing anything your mind allows it to do, so training your mind to focus through any challenge can help your performance at the gym, on the field, and in life.

HOW IS ROMWOD DIFFERENT FROM STRETCHING?
ROMWOD is not stretching. “Stretching” is something done to your muscles after you train. ROMWOD is designed to open the body. We use a combination of postures derived from Kung Fu, Taoist Yin and Yoga. Our routines are designed to help the connective tissue of the body stay strong and healthy by creating gentle traction on the fascial tissues of the body. This also increases the body’s ability to fall into proper alignment while performing functional movements and helps to prevent injuries that are associated in the joints. Think about where most career ending injuries occur. It is not in the muscles, it is in the joints. When you train in the gym, you build strong muscles. When you train with ROMWOD, you build strong joints while working to open the joints naturally over time.

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