You Need To Start Caring About Mobility

This is the most unsexy workout routine we could possibly think of, but honestly you will thank us later!

 

I guarantee any of you new workout goers or religious fitness addicts, have neglected working on mobility. Now I want to mention some of your workouts could absolutely help with mobility.

 

But its really important to have specific mobility training sessions and here is why its crazy important.

 

What is mobility? Is it the same as flexibility?

Mobility refers to our ability to move freely without stress on the body. Our flexibility is dependent on the range of motion of our muscles. The two are not the same, but are not mutually exclusive. Good mobility can assist your flexibility and vice versa.

 

What are the main benefits of mobility training?

Mobility training can improve the range of motion of our joints and muscles. It can assist in improving our posture. Mobility training can alleviate 'everyday' aches and pains as well as improve our body awareness.

 

Can mobility training be incorporated alongside other forms of training or is it a discipline unto itself?

Mobility training can be used as part of your warm-up for your workout, or you can use it within your training in the form of active rest. The exercises can also be used to recover from other forms of training.

 

What kind of ailments could be prevented or reversed with proper mobility work?

Conditions such as lower back or knee pain, plus some forms of arthritis, can benefit from mobility exercises. However, it's important to remember that they should always be performed within a pain free range.

 

Mobility Training

Perform each exercise continuously for 30 seconds, either by completing as many reps as possible (AMRAP) within the timeframe or holding for the entire period. There is no rest period while performing the workout. Rest for 2 minutes after completing each round. Perform 3 rounds to finish the workout.

  1. Rear Delt Raises (L)
  2. Frontal Delt Raises (L)
  3. Frontal Delt Raises (R)
  4. Rear Delt Raises (R)
  5. Alternating Knee Drives
  6. Elevator Planks
  7. Pushups
  8. Fire Hydrant (L)
  9. Fire Hydrant (R)

 

Focusing on mobility is important no matter what your age is. Try incorporating this routine in your fitness plan at least twice a week. It’s a great way to get a minor sweat and kill time between your last cold call to your next cold call.

 

Mobility training will help with strength training or any other type of fitness goal. Good luck!

 

 

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