STRENGTH & MOBILITY
Without one, you cannot have the best of the other, simple as that!
Your greatest potential of strength comes with having a good range of mobility and flexibility. This allows your body to use a greater variety of muscle groups and more effectively, rather than re-using the same set of muscles and overworking them or further leading to injury.
I’ve put together a few simple practices that you can start today to that aid in improving mobility and flexibility:
While these may be boring and can seem like a chore, they’re part of the game. You wouldn’t spend precious time in the kitchen preparing a meal and then walk out without cooking or eating it would you?! So, no training without stretching!
These three practices will improve your ability to perform better in your training sessions, matches, races or whatever your forte is! You will gain mobility to sit deeper in your squats, deadlifts, and lunges which allows for a greater potential for hypertrophy (cool word for increasing your muscle cells) because of the eccentric stretch being greater with more range of motion.
It sounds complicated, but it’s pretty black and white. Improved strength and training comes from improved mobility by following three simple practices.
If you’re a beginner try adding one at a time; per week. After 3 weeks you’ll have a new routine that your body will thank you for. These three techniques are also crucial in recovering and preventing injury, as well as keeping your body feeling amazing as you age. So, whether you’re an olympic athlete, recreational athlete, or just in it for longevity, these are for you!