Update: Now available as iphone app. Update: Here are pictures of the exercises of the routine phrakture put together two flexibility / mobility programs for beginners. “Starting Stretching”: A flexibility program for beginners Many people want to improve overall flexibility, but do not know where to begin. This guide should serve as a general jumping-off point for […]
The most useful Mobility Exercises with Video Explanations
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Kelly Starrett has some ideas to increase your hip range of motion (ROM). This MWOD focuses on the hip flexors, especially psoas major. Problem: When athletes are missing hip flexion they often end up in over extension. Treatment: massage yourself, don’t be passive, add movement use a weighted lacrosse and the usual tack and stretch method […]
If you don’t want to lay down and roll on a lacrosse ball, Tony Gentilcore shows you a way to do standing soft tissue using a ball stuffed in a sock. The advantage of this standing version is that you can adjust how much pressure you put on the ball. Love simple solutions like that.
Here is a pre-workout lats attack. Treat your lats with a rubber band, foam roller and, of course a lacrosse ball. But focus on external rotation. Creating torque first will, stabilize the joint. Check out more drills on Mobility 101. Also got some nice ideas from this Lateral flexion MWOD. Position #2 looks like fun. But you […]
Kelly Starrett shows us quick mobility drills he uses after prolonged periods of sitting. Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
Steve Cotter has a nice joint mobility routine with some interesting moves.
Kelly Starrett shows us how to address shoulder problems by improving thoracic mobility and rib mobility. Foam Roller seesaw movement side to side lateral motion arms extended overhead thoracic extension Double Lacrosse Ball pick a spot and extend over it side to side oscillation Single Lacrosse Ball one arm overhead extension Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
Lucky me, I had never had elbow / forearm pain and part of the reason for this is the prehab work I do every day. Be it after workouts or while at work I will do forearm stretches everyday. So If you have trouble with the tissues in your forearm I highly recommend starting do […]
Kelly Starrett, Jami Tikkanen and Glen Cordoza demonstrate is a nice test to identify range of motion problems. From a kneeling position, jump and land in a full squat. Key Questions Do you land with your knees out? Do you land with a stable ankle? Do you land without a collapsed foot? Oh boy… I got a lot to […]