Mobility is an important aspect for athletes to maintain and optimise their bodies to ensure they perform at their peak for longer. All human beings should be able to peform basic maintance on themselves. Here are 5 tips to help with your mobility and optimise your performance!
1: USE MOBILITY TO RECOVER AND PREVENT INJURY, NOT JUST ONCE YOU HAVE PAIN
USING DIFFERENT TOOLS DOES HELP
· Improve your joint range of motion from chronic poor postures or previous injuries.
· Mobilise before and after workouts to restore normal range of motion and improve positioning for your next workout.
2. MOBILITY DOES NOT FIX EVERYTHING!
MOBILITY DOESN’T SOLVE EVERYTHING. OFTEN ATHLETES WILL CONTINUALLY MOBILISE THE JOINT BUT STILL FIND THEY ARE IN PAIN. OFTEN THE PAIN SOURCE MAY NOT BE WHERE THE PROBLEM IS OCCURING. SO CONTINUALLY MOBILISING ONE BODY PART MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER. FOR EXAMPLE SHOULDER PAIN OVERHEAD MAY STEM FROM THORACIC TIGHTNESS. MOBILITY WILL HELP SOLVE SOME PAIN HOWEVER CONTINUALLY PUTTING THE JOINT IN A BAD POSITION WILL KEEP YOUR PROGRESS GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES. FIX YOUR POSITION AND MOBILISE!
3. MOBILISE IN A GOOD POSTION
ALWAYS MOBILISE IN A GOOD POSITON. FOR EXAMPLE IF YOUR TRYING TO MOBILISE THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SQUAT FIND A POSITION WHEN MOBILISING THAT SIMULATES THAT, SO KNEES OUT CHEST UP. DON’T TRY TO FIND THAT EXTRA RANGE OF MOTION BY SACRAFICING YOUR POSITIONING.
WHEN MOBILISING TRY TO CONSTANTLY VARY THE ANGLES AND POSITIONING OF YOUR MOVEMENT. DON’T ALWAYS STICK WITH THE SAME STRETCH OR DRILL OVER AND OVER, HIT IT FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE TO AND STICK AT IT TILL YOU CREATE CHANGE.
In order to create affective change through mobility consistancy is key. Mobilising once a week wont create much change. You need to create a gameplan just like you would with training and stick at it. No days off.
Use these 5 tips to improve your mobility and performance. Stay consistant, stick at it and improve those positions!
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