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#50 Mobility “IS” your best friend.
How important is mobility? Do I have to stretch? How long should I spend doing it?
I often come across questions from individuals with joint pain, muscle aches, motor pattern deficiencies and recurring injuries. The first question I always ask them is always the same: how often do you stretch?
It’s crazy how many people overlook stretching as an aspect of training. It not only enhances performance in the gym, but all other aspects of day-to-day life. Whether it’s hitting that slot better in a squat, running without shin splints or standing without back aches; mobility is your best friend.
By taking as little as 20 minutes a day, up to 60 minutes, whether its on the foam roller, sitting on a trigger point or doing active stretching exercises, it’s easy to improve your mobility. Any of these methods will assist you in everyday life by helping your body feel more relaxed and enabling more efficient movement. Once it’s a part of your daily routine, you’ll wonder how you ever went without it!
If you’re inexperienced with mobility techniques and want to learn more or understand why it’s a necessity, come down to APL’s FREE Mobility seminar on the 16th of April.
And if you are currently not doing any mobility work on yourself – regardless if you consider yourself an athlete or not – then get up and STRETCH!
– Elvin Morataya