Firstly, let’s start with a shoulder mobility test so you can assess your current standard.
Shoulder Mobility – Overhead Test
“Good overhead positioning is obviously crucial in CrossFit. This is a great exercise/test to see how your overhead positioning is. With good spinal alignment, straight arms and the hands blocked by the barbell (as shown in the video). Actively raise the hands off the barbell maintaining the same arm and spinal position and try to hold for 30 seconds. Athletes with poor overhead positioning will struggle with this, probably more so than in the video.” John Singleton.
Check out the next page to see how Canadian CrossFit Games athlete Brent Fikowski works on his shoulder strength and mobility.