When I began coaching, my biggest hesitation was coaching lifts I had been struggling with during my two years of Crossfit. Thankfully, I was given the opportunity to basically earn a degree in proper movement mechanics functional for in and outside of the gym.
In November I began watching 2-5 videos (and completing their tests) on a weekly basis. It was a big undertaking to finally understand archetypes of movement through the lifts I had been performing and how to coach through them. It's like my eyes and brain can read a special schematic to the body and movement through motion, sort of like the matrix formula.
Mobility WOD, a program designed by Kelly Starrett, guides coaches and athletes towards eliminating pain, preventing injury and maximizing athletic performance. This performance includes lifting, recovery, running, and/or any athletic endeavor, much more than just Crossfit.
"Athletes were simply missing an understanding of basic mechanics and the tools to improve those mechanics. Equally important, we recognized that any distinctions between injury prevention and increased performance were essentially meaningless. Athletes’ safest movement patterns are also their strongest. Gyms should not only be a place to sweat but should be a setting to observe, diagnose and correct movement errors that lead to pain and injury."
As of January 2018, all the coaches at The Vent Human Performance Center will be Mobility WOD certified.
The MWod Story
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