Mobility vs Flexibility vs Yoga vs Stretching

Mobility, Flexibility, Yoga, and Guided Partner Stretching

I am assuming you are already convinced on the importance of exercise.  And if you scroll down a bit, I will break down the differences between mobility, flexibility, yoga, and stretching in careful detail.  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 power lifter your recovery times are slower.

Mobility is critical for all sports and physical activities.  Period.

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Mobility Flexibility and Partner Stretching

Mobility and Flexibility

How to Improve Mobility and Flexibility through Partner Stretching, PNF Stretching, M|WOD, and Yoga

Mobility helps improve range of motion of tight joints and muscles, and it helps stabilize and strength areas that have too much range.  This article demonstrates provides two example exercise routines for people needing additional range of motion in the hips, ankles, and thorasic spine.  Plus you’ll find numerous linked articles at the bottom covering all topics associated with stretching, stabilization, yoga, and mobility.

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Glutes Core Mobility Workout Zero2Fit

Core Glutes Mobility Workout

Glutes and Core Mobility WOD:

Brand new fascia release and strength WOD for our Zero2Fit Program.  Zero2Fit is our Mobility and Weight Loss Program that is designed for people that haven’t worked out in a while who need to lose weight and build range of motion.

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Squat Warm-up Routine

Squat Warmup Routine Mobility and Flexibility Kettle Bell Pistol Squat

Squat Warm-up Routine:

Warming up is essential to have a productive workout, and to limit injury risk. Their are many different styles of warm-ups, but today we are going to focus on a squat warm-up routine for mobility and flexibility. Before you get to the barbell or kettlebell it is important to get the body ready for action. You may not feel that you have any tight adductors or groin muscles, but they still could be holding back you squats. If you have the classic Butt Wink or limited squat depth then something is tight or not firing. Take the time to warm up and get your body set for squats. Squats a a great strength move and proper execution is key.

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What is Mobility and Flexibility Training

Mobility Flexibility Stretching

Mobility, Corrective Exercises, and Range of Motion

How do we improve mobility?

  1. For range of motion we use flossing, joint distraction, and gapping.
  2. For Stability and Muscle Control: we use balance stabilizing tools, yoga, exercise tubing, and Cook bands.
  3. Fascial Release: we use the battle star, nova balls, lacrosse balls, and trigger point.
  4. Muscle activation and corrective exercises: we use isometric exercises and exercise bands to improve the mind muscle connection.
  5. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching: to retrain the brain’s connection with muscle to improve the brain’s confidence and control over muscles with allows for improvement of flexibility.
  6. Partner Stretching: through using a coach to help stabilize and direct stretches, the athlete is able to improve the function the stretch and really mobilize the intended muscle and joint group.

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