As a CrossFitter, one of the most important things you can do to decrease your risk of injury is focus more on your recovery.
It doesn’t matter if you train once a week, four times a week or 14 times per week. Training is stressful on the body. If you’re not recovering from the stress you’re putting on your body, eventually, it’s going to start breaking down.
With Crossfit, many injuries are due to overuse or improper technique.
I hear this all of the time “my chest feels tight, I feel like I need to stretch” or “my hammies are tight, I should stretch”. Maybe you’ve said something along those lines. It’s a natural response. When something feels tight, you stretch it.
Unfortunately, stretching may be the last thing you should do, here’s why.
Having a strong and stable front rack position is vital if you want to perform well in CrossFit. So many exercises require that, well, your front rack doesn’t suck.
How do you know if your front rack position is lacking?
These are all signs that your front rack position needs some work. They show that either you lack the mobility to get into the right position, or the stability to be strong in that position.
Here’s what you need to do to fix it.