Exercise is essential for good health, but I am assuming you already know that. But did you know Mobility Training is just as essential? Do you even know what Mobility Training is and how it differs from concepts like flexibility, yoga, and stretching? That’s what this article is all about. Because without sufficient mobility, you cannot be all that you wish to be. This applies whether your chosen craft is golf, strength training, CrossFit, or endurance running. You are not as efficient as a runner, you are more likely to get injured as a golfer, you are slower in CrossFit than you ought to be, and as a powerlifter, your recovery times are slower. Mobility is critical for all sports and physical activities. Period.
Scaling is a training principle of CrossFit where we preserve the intended stimulus of the workout, but we modify the load, reps, or technical requirements of the exercise to make it better for you. Scaling is also called adjusting or modifying a workout. To successfully provide a workout that is accessible to beginners and advanced athletes, we consider the scalability of the workout from the outset of its design. Here is the same workout in three different levels.