WODdoc Episode 346 Project365: Seated Neck Wrench


We spend the majority of our time mobilizing individual tissues. There is a school of thought out there that ignores individual tissues per se and focuses on fascial networks that are interconnected and thus transmit tension throughout them. Thomas Myers speaks intensively about them in his book Anatomy Trains. Pictured below on the backside of the skeletons is the chain we are attacking this evening, the poster chain.

post chain Screen Shot 2015-06-13 at 10.17.23 PM


If we understand that this chain spans from the top of the skull to the bottom of the feet we can utilize this concept to improve the function the chain controls (in this case forward bending). What concept? The concept that mobilization of any “little piece” of the chain will have a positive effect on its entirety.

Take today for example… we are flexing forward to essentially collect all the slack out of the chain …… thennnn just using our neck to wrench in a little extra mobility.   Try it out!!!


Today’s WODdocket:

1. Test using standing toe touch

2. Perform 2 sets of 20 Neck Wrenches (separated by 2 min rest)

3. Re-test