Flexibility and Mobility Continued
As you recall from the previous article, mobility is the moving well part of the equation. Mobility allows us to move freely without stress on the joints of the body. Mobility speaks to the expression of movement.
More specifically, how well you can express-strength through movement; do you struggle to sit and stand or is it effortless. Joint mobility is dependent on flexibility; the quality of our tissue within the muscles. Flexibility refers to the suppleness and efficiency of your muscle tissue and mobility refers to the joint’s actual ability to have uninhibited movement.
It’s important to be mobile at any age. The aging process naturally takes its toll on the body, so it is important that we work to combat this. Flexibility/Mobility training can improve the range of motion of our joints and muscles. It can assist in improving our posture and combat the effects of aging.
Mobility training can alleviate 'everyday' aches and pains as well as improve our body awareness. It is never too late to start mobility training. Your mobility is always something you can improve. In terms of results, this will initially be something you feel rather than see.
You will feel a little less stiff after one or two sessions - but the key is to be consistent with your mobility training. Over a very short time you will see a noticeable increase in your range of motion and typically improvement in your performance in all activities. If you have neck pain, lower back pain or any joint pain, you owe it to yourself to begin mobility training. A pain free life could be just a few stretches away.
Mobility training can be used as the second part of your warm-up for your workout, or you can use it within your training in the form of active rest. The movements can also be used as a cooldown and to recover from other forms of training.
Conditions such as lower back or knee pain, plus some forms of arthritis, can benefit from mobility exercises. However, it's important to remember that they should always be performed within a pain free range. If you have joint pain, ensure that you have been medically cleared for activity and stretching.
To get the most out of your body and training for life and sport, you must make flexibility and mobility training part of your daily and workout program.
In order to perform exercises or physical activities pain and injury-free, you need to have the appropriate level of flexibility and mobility to go through the full range of motion while under a load of weights and or speed.
If you don’t, you will either have compensated and poor movement or force yourself through it. Neither is optimal performance and could potentially cause severe injury.
A Personal Trainer is essential to achieving your fitness goals. Having someone trained in how to execute certain movements will greatly reduce the level of risk and increase the effectiveness of your fitness routine and results. If your form when exercising is not correct, then you are at increased risk of injury and going through the work without achieving your goals.
The Benefits of a Personal Trainer for Flexibility and Mobility
Everybody is different, and that means everyone’s abilities and requirements are different when it comes to exercise. This could be anything from having an old injury that requires special care and consideration for safety, to having had a very sedentary or non-athletic lifestyle.
A Personal Trainer will not only help you exercise in the correct way, but also help you set realistic goals that you will be able to achieve - if you put in the effort, of course - but a personal trainer will also be able to encourage you and keep you on track to hit those goals.
The Benefits of New Found Strength for Flexibility and Mobility
Since New Found Strength Fitness & Nutrition specializes in Corrective Exercise, to help you lead a pain-free life, it is just natural that we specialize in Flexibility and Mobility also. They go hand-in-hand.
Beyond typical training sessions we also have three services to help you greatly increase ability to move, live and train comfortably.
First is a small group Mobility Class to teach you how to perform stretching and SMR with maximal results and how to be self-sufficient.
Second is a private, 1-on-1 Mobility class wherein the entire focus is on your needs to learn stretching and SMR. Here, videos are made of your own exact practice while audio queues are provided exactly to your specific needs in real time.
Lastly and most incredibly productive is Table Sessions of Resistance and PNF Stretching which are known for profound changes in a person's ability to move and live pain-free.
Reach Out to Me Today
If you’re looking to improve your quality of life, health, flexibility, mobility, eliminate joint pain, headaches and more, call me at 951-901-8348. Call today to be Pain Free now.
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