For those of us who experience a limited range of motion in our joints, mobility work can help with moving more efficiently and effectively. Making mobility work a priority in your workouts and training routine can also help limit your risk of getting injured.
Mobility work takes your muscles, joints, and connective tissue through a full range of motion. Common methods of mobility work involve foam rolling and other self-massage techniques, mobility exercises, and dynamic stretching.
Here are a few ways that mobility training benefits you, your workouts, and your daily life:
Mobility exercises are an excellent addition to your workout warm-ups. Moving all of your major muscle groups and joints through a full range of motion before a workout can increase the effectiveness of your workout and reduce your risk for injury.
Another benefit of mobility training is the effect on sports and athletics. Improving mobility also leads to improvements in an athlete’s performance. Moving with a limited range of motion could end up holding you back from performing at your body’s full capacity.
Not only does increasing mobility improve athletic performance, but it also contributes to a healthy and comfortable daily life. If you happen to spend most of your workday sitting down, over time this can limit your body’s mobility, particularly around your hips. Joint pain and discomfort can radiate to other areas of your body, creating further problems and discomfort. So by addressing a limited range of motion in one joint, you’ll also help promote healthy joints throughout your body.
The best way to add mobility work to your workout routine is to work with an experienced coach or trainer. At Pinnacle Performance and Fitness, we’re committed to upgrading your life through movement, mindset, and nutrition.
We offer group, semi-private, and one-on-one personal training to help you meet your personal fitness and performance goals. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.