We’ve addressed this topic lightly in the past and simply stated if you don’t have mobility, you need to work on it. I feel like people are often looking for a magic solution, or fix, to their mobility issues instead of approaching it the same way you would on a barbell or your skill work. You want to get more mobile? You have to put in the time and hard work. As we age we are already fighting the process of becoming less flexible, let alone all the demands we put on our bodies. If you are not performing a proper warm-up/cool down that involves stretching and mobility, you are setting yourself up for injury, and all these skills and drills I’ve addressed will also be that much harder. One of the greatest benefits of stretching is that you’re able to increase the length of both your muscles and tendons, leading to an increase range of movement and your limbs and joints can move further before an injury occurs. I know time can be an issue for some, but please, make this a priority.
Today let’s focus on
And for something a little more dynamic:
Leg Swings – 20 front, side, back, each leg
Perform all stretches on each side 2 X 30 sec