By Coach Brielle
If you work out consistently, then you have definitely heard the term “mobility” thrown around. But what does that really mean? And… why is it so important?
It’s pretty clear that exercise and being active is not only good for your heart, your overall health and well-being, but when we think of exercise, sometimes we skip over mobility.
I have worked with an endless list of clients who joke about never stretching and how they need to work on their mobility.
But maybe this blog will motivate you to really take this topic seriously if you want to not only be a great athlete, but also live a life injury-free.
Well, at least that is the goal!
Mobility is beyond the idea of being able to touch your toes – often it is confused with “flexibility”, which is the ability of your joints to move well and pain-free, however, mobility is referring to how well your muscles can move and control joints through full range of motion.
Think of an air squat/body squat, how low can you really go and how WELL?
There are various ways to improve your squat that will directly transfer over to weighted movements, such as back/front squats, lunges, deadlifts, and more!
Those who work on mobility are the ones that are in it for the long haul.
The athletes who others admire even into their old age is typically because they train the small stuff.
Which by the way, sometimes the small stuff, is the most important stuff!
If you are looking for a reason to take your mobility to the next level, let this blog be it!
Not only that, but I will leave you with a few more points.
Those who work on their mobility have a greater reduced risk of injury in sport, training, and life!
Those who work on their mobility have improved range of motion in their joints.
Those who work on their mobility have the potential to lift heavier (and are safer when doing so!).
That is only a few of the many reasons to start today!
You will be a better athlete and human for it! Training full body mobility (and flexibility) will allow you to sit, stand, lift, walk/run much better than before and not to mention, with less aches and pains!
If you are wondering how to get started, ask a coach! We have endless exercises to improve any area of the body.
But it starts with you making it a priority! Do it now before you regret it.