Come out and celebrate with us as we keep the movement of getting as many people as possible living a healthier lifestyle with our FREE ROMWOD Flexibility class. We’ll be getting into the shoulders, legs, T-spine, lumbar, hamstrings, and groin, but REALLY focusing on the hips. Lots of hips!!!
How will ROMWOD improve my training?
Increased range of motion leads to better position and recovery in all weightlifting, Olympic weightlifting, athletic and functional movements. Achieving better position leads to increased power and efficiency. By moving closer to proper movement patterns through increased range of motion you decrease your chance for injury. By strengthening ligaments and fascia you create longevity in your joints and tissues. Recovery is increased through the natural release of hyaluronic acid which is intentionally stimulated throughout ROMWOD’s programing.
ROMWOD’s focus on breathing techniques prepares your mind for battle. Your body is capable of doing anything your mind allows it to do, so training your mind to focus through any challenge can help your performance at the gym, on the field, and in life.
What is the difference between traditional “stretching” and doing ROMWOD?
ROMWOD is not stretching. “Stretching” is something done to your muscles after you train. ROMWOD is designed to open the body. We use a combination of postures derived from Kung Fu, Taoist Yin and Yoga. Our routines are designed to help the connective tissue of the body stay strong and healthy by creating gentle traction on the fascial tissues of the body. This also increases the body’s ability to fall into proper alignment while performing functional movements and helps to prevent injuries that are associated in the joints. Think about where most career ending injuries occur. It is not in the muscles, it is in the joints. When you train in the gym, you build strong muscles. When you train with ROMWOD, you build strong joints while working to open the joints naturally over time.
Do I need any special equipment?
You do not need any special equipment to follow the ROMWOD videos, but there are things that you can use to make some postures more comfortable.
Items that you will see used in many classes include:
– A blanket, pillow, towel, or ab mat to create comfort or help achieve a position
– A yoga block, kettle bell, or water bottle to give a little stability as needed
– A yoga mat to make working on the floor more comfortable