Regular mobility training is the secret to staying in tip top shape. And simple mobility exercises make it possible to take care of your body while also giving it your all. Keep reading to find out how to maintain or improve your body’s mobility.
While flexibility exercises are great for the body, they aren’t enough to improve or maintain mobility all on their own. Practicing an all-around workout is the best way to ensure you’re training every part of your body.
What is Mobility in Sports?
Mobility is the ability to move freely and easily, and it’s controlled by the coordination of movements between muscles and joints. Having better mobility means you’ll be able to move in all directions without issues or pain.
Flexibility, Mobility, and Everything in Between
Human mobility is based on a complex combination of many different body parts.
The brain (everything, even movement, starts in the head!)
The central nervous system
Static stretching is frequently recommended for avoiding muscle pain, bad posture, and lack of mobility. Extending the various body parts fully engages the body’s range of motion and keeps muscles healthy and supple.
Yes, stretching is great for the muscles, but it doesn’t do much for the body’s overall mobility.
But it’s not just your joints that will suffer. Mobility exercises keep the fascia hydrated and limber. Without them, your muscles may harden and become inflexible. This can have impacts on everything from your endurance, balance, and coordination abilities.
In order to avoid discomfort, you may notice yourself slumping over from time to time. In fact, bad posture is a sign that other parts of your body are under undue physical stress. This can increase your risk of injury and, in the worst case, cause issues with osteoarthritis that might require surgery.
Regular mobility training will not only reduce muscle tension, but also improve balance and minimize the risk of stiffening joints and ligaments.
These moves put the focus on your joints and joint motions; the ease of motion (slippage) between, for example, your skin and your fascia; and your muscles.
Classic mobility exercises include not only rolling with fascia or using a ball for trigger point massage, but also dynamic mobility moves covering one or several joints.
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