WODdoc Episode 60 Project365: Barbell Trap Mash

Today I found myself back in the box. Traveled home to mom and pops, which for those of you that don’t know is in northeast Pennsylvania.  I try to drop in to different boxes when I am back home and today was my first time at CrossFit Scranton. Awesome group of guys and gals there. Great atmosphere … I don’t think I have been in a box with that many athletes for an open gym on a sunday afternoon session ever.

Anyway, today we are hitting the upper trap. Big muscle and super simple muscle mash. Great for everyone. The thing about the trap is that just about everyone’s barks at one time or another. Its a muscle that becomes short and tight so easily in todays population with job styles. The problem with short, tight, overactive traps is that cause shoulder dysfunction. Not good for crossfitters. Lets muscle mash and clear that up pronto!

Don’t Mash Blind … Know Your Anatomy.

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Highlighted Above: Trapezius

 

Today’s Prescription:

1. Test Overhead Position

2. Muscle Mash Trapezius

3. Re-test Overhead Position

 

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