You Need to Work on Your Mobility
CrossFit will quickly spotlight your weaknesses. Our programming can exploit your tight hips, lack of shoulder mobility, and all your other muscle/joint/connective tissues/motor control imbalances. Sorry, that's the bad news. The good news is you can fix 80% of it on your own with a few simple tools!
Why should you fix it?
1. You will increase your work capacity. This means you'll be faster and stronger! Your "Fran" time will improve. You'll PR on all your lifts. You'll start kicking butt even more than you already are.
2. The better your mobility, the better your technique. If your shoulders are tight, your overhead squat technique suffers. If your hamstrings are tight, it's hard for you to get in a solid position for your deadlift.
3. You will prevent future injury and resolving current injuries. Anyone that is, or has been, injured knows how frustrating it is to not be able to do the workouts as prescribed. It's no fun, and you want to get back to where you were as quickly as possible.
4. You will be well above the line of suck. The "line of suck" is horizontal line that you definitely want to be above. Above the line is good. Below the line sucks. And the further above the line you are, the better your life is, the better your workouts are, and the more buffer you have to coming anywhere near the line.
Flexibility and mobility has the greatest potential to limit all other physical capacities. We focus on 10 General Physical Skills in CrossFit. If flexibility is your weak link, all nine other skills will be hampered.
So, if you want to be at your best for every workout, it's essential that you constantly and consistently maintain your flexibility and mobility. Don't skip out on mobility before and after your workouts, on rest days, and even at home. You know the moves, so get after it and reap the benefits!