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Movement Tip Monday: The Lower Back Mobility Tool You’re Not Using

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Movement Tip Monday: The Lower Back Mobility Tool You’re Not Using

If you’re like many athletes, lower back pain can be a big factor in your movement. This is particularly of pertinence after workouts like this past weekend’s CrossFit Open 18.2, a couplet of front rack dumbbell squats, bar over burpees, and then a one rep max clean. Low back, ay!

If your low back muscles need a little release, a “peanut” can help you get into the little lower back muscles and connective tissues that tend to get inflamed. You can make these by taping two lacrosse balls together, or use a fancy version like the MobilityWOD Gemini in our toolkit at CrossFit9.

Before using the peanut, we suggest an activation exercise like the Butt Walk to warm up your lower back.

Want more quick, actionable tidbits without all the fluff? Check out our Movement Tip Monday archive.

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