Mobility training includes exercises that work your muscles, connective tissue, and joints through their entire range of motion. Typical mobility training drills include foam rolling and other self-massage techniques, mobility drills, and some stretching.
For those of us who have limited range of motion in our joints, mobility work can help us move more comfortably, efficiently, and effectively. But more often than not, pain is the motivating factor for people to begin to work on their mobility. Reducing pain isn’t the only time mobility work is useful. It’s a great way to help maintain your joint health.
Here are a few ways that mobility training can benefit you, your training, and your daily life:
Mobility training is an excellent addition to your workout warm-up. Moving your joints through their full range of motion before your workout begins can increase the effectiveness of your workout and reduce your risk for injury.
The addition of mobility training exercises can improve an athlete’s performance in any sport. If you have limited range of motion, then it can be holding you back from performing at your full capacity.
Not only can functional joint mobility improve athletic performance, but it also contributes to an individual’s overall health and wellness. If you spend your workday sitting at a desk, over time this can have a negative effect on your body’s mobility. Developing pain in one joint can cause that pain to radiate to other areas of your body creating more problems and discomfort.
If you’re curious about how mobility work can improve your life, Future Proof Movement in Boulder can help. The best way to add quality mobility exercises to your daily routine is by working with a knowledgeable coach or trainer.
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