If you follow me on social media (if you don’t, you can here
), you’ll know that I love a bit of mobility and believe everyone should be doing something to mobilise each day as part of what I call “Daily Maintenance”.
It’s not just me who’s on the mobility hype, there’s tonnes of information, exercises, drills, WOD’s, and whatever else you want to call them, constantly posted online.
That’s not to say that this a new thing at all, social media has just put the importance of mobility in the spotlight.
I’ll be one of the first to advocate mobility exercises, especially to your average jack and Jill who sit down all day.
We’re more jacked up and stiff than ever before, so it’s not surprising that were constantly looking for ways to mobilise and feel better.
That last point is probably the most important
Because why do we do focus on mobilising? To make us feel better
Feeling stiff, tight, and restricted is a horrible feeling and it leaves our body with no choice but to either elicit a pain response or find an alternative route to movement (which often also leads to pain itself).
Whether you are a desk warrior or frequent gym goer, it’s not hard to tell when you’re lacking in the mobility department.
Whether a deadlift, squat, walking to the shops or playing with the kids; mobility discrepancies can rear their ugly heads and cause a whole host of problems.
While there is a tonne of exercises to improve your mobility, the technique in this post is a more advanced technique that aims to address mobility issues at the source; the joint capsule.