WANT BETTER FITNESS RESULTS, WE HAVE THE ANSWER
The secret to better fitness results – that’s right, do your mobility training!
We all have a work out routine, whether it is upper body one day, lower the next, we all go to the gym with our workout set. But what do you do after you work out, or even before? Most of us do not incorporate mobility into our training, merely due to not realising its great benefits!
What is mobility? Mobility is the ability to move freely and easily on a day-to-day basis. Now we all know we can move, but are we flexible enough to touch our toes? Do we wake up sore and unable to move properly? This is signs of bad mobility in our bodies.
So what are the key benefits?
Well firstly mobilising is just good for our overall daily movements, is bending down to pick something up off the ground is getting harder? Well, mobility training will significantly improve your flexibility.
Mobility even has long lasting effects days after our gym sessions. Do you wake up sore and struggle to get out of your car or is walking upstairs after a workout a struggle? Mobility training can assist with recovery after a tough gym session.
Even if you don't feel too sore to move, mobility training will help you recover quickly in between your gym sessions.
Not only will it help with recovery, but also mobility can help prevent injuries in the near future. Not allowing your muscles to stretch will cause stiffness and eventually injuries, so look after your body. We all hate missing our routine workouts due to a preventable injury.
The more you mobilise your body the more opportunity it has to grow, strengthen and adapt to your training, which means you can progress those weight plates and lift more!
Mobility doesn't just have to help you physically, but it can also help you mentally by relieving stress and leaving you feeling calm before and after your workout or even kick start your morning, and set your whole day up.
All you need is a few minutes before and after your workout to see maximum benefits, click here for a short mobility video to help you get started.
Equipment such as lacrosse balls and foam rollers will get into the deep muscle tissue and help release tension, and therefore help with circulation and muscle recovery. Bands will use retention to stretch tight muscles, prevent injury and relieve stress.
Combine this with stretches and you will be on your way to improving your mobility, making your workouts more effective and giving you better results.
But you don't have to stop there, fitness professionals have loads of information and opinions on the importance of mobility, they have even created podcasts on the topics along with other fitness tips to help you get the most out of your body.
It is not too late for you to start, no matter your age or your fitness level, start mobility training today and notice a change in your body physically and mentally.