The Elements Of Mobility Training

A Path to Articular Freedom

Breathing

This one I’ve been rambling for weeks now, so I won’t get into it. Nonetheless, it needs to be mentioned.

Strength

Yes, mobility is essentially strength. To be categorized as mobility, a given exercise must contain strength elements. And how does one apply strength elements for mobility purposes? Simply by overcoming barriers, obstacles. In this case, by working at maximum ranges.

Maintenance

there are exercises that will improve the amount of nourishment our joints receive. Also, they will help to maintain one’s current ranges of motion. These are rotational exercises where you actively move the joint in every possible direction that it can. This exercise stimulates an abundance of neural activity coming from the articular capsule, which also helps to regenerate possible mild injuries.

Expansion

Exercises that expand the range of motion fall into several different categories that will differ according to difficulty. One should understand the differences between the various types of muscle contraction and their effect on the tissue. Here, I will only explain that expansion exercises should follow a logical progression from the less inflammatory type of contraction to the more inflammatory.

Control

These exercises mix in with expansion. Following a logical progression of adaptation, when we unlock new angles of movement, we then need to learn to control our body in that newly acquired range. That’s where controlling exercises come into play.

Strength/Movement Coach. StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor Lvl 2. Coffee Lover. Exploring Neuromuscular Function, Articular Health, and Motor Learning.

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