Mobility – are you doing it right?

sherri

THAT'S a Russian Swing - tight form Sherri!

So I'm still noticing a few people asleep during mobility....

Well, when I say asleep, I mean not really moving much.  They are just lying on a foam roller, and kind of pumping away on that thing, but not really all that focused or committed.....

Now that is not the worst thing in the world if you have just smoked yourself with a tough workout, a gentle foam roll is just the ticket in fact.

The big no no is if this is happening BEFORE your workout.

We've talked about this before, and this is the reason for our PRE - warmup on the whiteboard every day.  The pre-warmup is the bare minimum to get you going before you jump in a class and hit those drills and skills....... but if you have time, rather than playing around with your muscle up, you should try extending your warmup - your body will love you for it, and you just might see your performance go through the roof in class. Start with the usual bike/row and Crossover Symmetry (those are an essential), then get into a dynamic warmup, like the one in the video below. You have learnt heaps of other cool moves from us, so throw in your favourites - animal crawls, perfect stretches, wall slides, wall squats, divebombers, cossack squats, and broomstick drills.

I'm currently on a big groundwork/flow buzz.  Not only is it a great way to get warmed up, but it builds coordination (which I lack), body awareness, and fantastic relative strength (ie the ability to move your own body around in awkward positions).  The perfect stretch is a nice basic version of this, as is the sun salutation for those who have a yoga background.  If you've joined me in an M3 class, you would have had some exposure to some of this ninja bad-assery too.


We're going to continue to explore this mobility stuff, in the next part of this series, we'll talk about some other mobility drills you can do - namely barbell based drills, and post workout proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation......yep I just went there..... #checkoutthebigbrainondaz

We'll also review the roller and cover better ways to utilise that foam noodle.

FITNESS

A.
Front Squat 3 x 8

B.
5 Manmakers
50m Sled Drag
4 rounds

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