This is a mobility move that I have nearly all of my clients do. Dean Sommerset, who’s actually my mobility coach, calls it “Canadian Sphnix”
If you’re doing some upper body mobility work, this is a great way to lock in that mobility.
I have clients do tri-sets, which might look something like this:
A1) Two-kettlebell Front-squat
A2) Assisted Pullups
A3) Canadian Sphinx
B1) Spiderman Pushups
B2) One Arm Kettlebell Swings
B3) Three-way Hip Flexor Stretch
It’s always an upper body exercise, a lower body exercise, and then active mobility. That way, you are always getting your mobility work in in the middle of your workouts, and you always have some active rest in between strength work.
So, first check a look at the video for the Canadian Sphinx.
Second, if you’re looking for a great video on this kind of active mobility, that takes into account how breathing and strength/weakness can effect mobility, and how to build strength in new ranges of motion, check out Dean’s program Ruthless Mobility, that’s on sale this weekend.
I like Dean’s stuff so much I hired him. So, I personally use the mobility program he created for me. I’ve watched all of his videos and use his stuff with clients every day.
That being said, whether you buy the program or not, check a look at the free video for Canadian Sphinx. It really is a mobility drill I do with every client, every day. Because desks and computer posture. So, if you desk or computer posture on the regular, this will be really great for you.