This isn’t really a mobility activity, per se, but it will certainly help strengthen your shoulder and help you keep the mobility you’ve built up in it!
Let’s see the improvement!
Double lacrosse ball equals double the fun!
A lacrosse ball and a flat surface is all you’ll need to become a new person! Simple and effective, follow along with this mobility and you’ll be amazed at the results!
Let’s get started with improving posture and mobility in your upper back. Those of us that sit at a desk all day will benefit greatly from this!
Do you have pain or tightness in your upper back? This may be due to a tight thoracic spine. In an age of phones and desk jobs, thoracic spine tightness has become an epidemic. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from limited mobility in their upper back. This new mobility series is to help remedy that pain, but overall, we need to learn how to sit upright and not be on our phones all the time putting us in a bad position.
Let’s see the improvement!
This is a great way to gradually push your hamstring past its current allowable range of motion. We can use this to get it used to a NEW range of motion, much more extended than previously.
You’ll need a rack and a barbell for this one to work the best, but it can also be done on a roller or your couch!
Our hamstrings are a vital part of everyday movement and for too many of us, they are really tight. Tight hamstrings can lead to back issues, ankle injuries and discomfort or pain in our hips. If you can’t touch your toes, you may be a culprit of tight hamstrings. In this video series, we’ll be going over 3 different ways to help mobilize and make more flexible those tight hamstrings.
Today, we will do a test to see where you can get to with your range of motion. Mark your results as we will retest in a few weeks.
Retest day is here again! Let’s see the improvement.
This is one of my favorite mobility tips for your ankle. All you need is a lacrosse or tennis ball. It can be done watching TV on your couch at night, so no excuses!
This week we’ll need a resistance band to help provide some distraction and resistance to our ankle as we work through a range of motion. While we don’t need to press as far forward as last week, we want to make sure we’re tracking that knee over our toes. Let the band do the work though.
Today’s mobility tip involves no equipment, allowing you do to it anywhere you can put your foot up on. We’re going to get some nice static holds in the position and really grind down on the ankle. If you have a friend with you, have them help on this one by pushing down on your back to get even greater flexion.
Ankle mobility is one of the most often overlooked pieces of having a good squat, or even just feeling and moving better during a run. We’re on our feet all day, so the ankle take a LOT of abuse. It’s important that we’re always working on the joint movement and sliding surfaces of the ankle to maintain good health and proper movement in the gym.
Today, we are going to do a little test to see where you’re at with your ankle mobility. Over the next 3 weeks, we’ll provide some mobility tips to help improve on where you are. In 4 weeks, we’ll retest.
Lets retest! I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve seen some awesome improvement in my hips since starting to work on them. I hope you are all seeing similar results!
This week we’ll work the middle of the hip flexors and the sliding surfaces/tissue that surround the muscles. Next week we re-test, so let’s keep working on the past 3 tips to see that improvement.
This week we will work on stretching the lower part of our hip flexors and we’ll add in some resistance and distraction to see if we can find the tightest spots and get them moving better. Remember that our hips are the key to a lot of movements we do in the gym, and in life. It’s important that they move well.
This week we’ll cover the top muscles in the hip flexor, the largest of which is your Psoas. You’ll need a tall object with a straight handle like a kettlebell. Check it out.
Your hips get used and abused in nearly everything you do, and those of us that sit behind a desk all day usually develop very tight hips over time. This is a simple mobility test you can do right at home to see if your hip flexors, the group of muscles along the front of your hips, are the real issue. Chances are, they are!