As humans, we are starting to move less than we ever have. Most jobs now days, are desk bound office jobs, which put our posture into all sorts of unfavourable positions. Over time, this isn’t a good thing, and can leave muscles short, tight, and weak.
All of the videos below focus on the main areas that tend to get short, tight, and weak. If you don’t have much time to get up and about, or you’re not following some form of exercise regime, then these mobility drills should be part of a daily routine.
Follow them in the exact sequence below. This will not only save you some time, but you should also start to see improvements in your every day movements, less stiffness, and if you do currently have some form of pain, these drills could also help alleviate that too.
You need to be consistent, the chances are that you have been inactive for some time, or you are continually sat with bad posture. It can take a long time to get your body into these bad positions, so remember to give yourself plenty of time to get back out of them.
This may not happen over night, one week’s time, or maybe even a month. Keep using the drills on a daily basis to help re-train your body back to it’s optimal position. Be patient.
Ideally these are best used before you exercise, or the very next best thing, just before you go to bed. Find a time that suits you best.
Aim for anywhere between 6-12 REPS (repetitions) per drill, and when working one side at a time, use between 8-10 REPS per side.
Move onto the advanced versions of some of these drills once you’re starting to move better.
Advanced Mobility Drills:
Keep training hard, keep moving well, and let’s stay fit & healthy for a very long time to come!!