You might find it interesting to learn that as a physical therapist, athlete and coach I don’t do much stretching. I mean…it’s boring, it takes a long time and to be honest I don’t see much benefit in it for the most part. Sometimes yes…but most of the time no!
Do you feel that way? Do you ever do “stretches” just because you saw someone else doing it or you think it’s what you’re supposed to do before you workout? How’s that working out for you? I mean…are you noticing less injury, improved performance, better posture or anything like that?
If you’re like most people then probably not.
After learning what I’ve learned about the body through treating thousands of patients, diving deep into research, coaching athletes and experimenting on myself I’m convinced that stretching is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Instead of “stretching” I prefer to “mobilize.”
Mobilizing is a much more effective way to put the body back to where it’s supposed to. Imagine more moving joints and bones and a bit less tugging on muscles. When performed correctly it can be done in a very short time frame so you can relieve pain, improve performance and align your posture.
What I would like to do today is give you a taste what HIGLY effective mobilizations feel like. I promise you’ll feel the difference immediately, you need no equipment and it just ONE MINUTE!
Watch the video below and try it with me…
So how did that feel? Remember this is a more advance routine so if these are new movements for you then take your time, the results will come.
This is not only a good mobility session before your workouts but also and great routine to use around the office if you have the space.
We have MANY more routines that are effective like this one in our Sitting Solution program. These are all exercises that you can do WHILE you’re in the work space where is where it matters most!
It’s our mission to help you restore your posture, optimize function, and minimize your pain as long as you live!
To your health,
Chad Walding DPT, OPT L1, RKC