Mobility – full range of motion
More often than not, I hear and see many people having difficulty with mobility.
Feeling stuck, inflexible, in pain, and it’s mostly in the shoulders, neck and back.
As a fitness trainer, I focus on working the body with attention to details, especially treating both sides equally. That being said, your right side and your left side should be equally strong and equally flexible. We tend to favour one side over the other with our everyday habits, so it’s safe to say one side is almost always stronger, tighter, and less mobile!
Flexibility and strength must go hand in hand. Most muscles in our body have a matching team player. That means – when you work one, the other gets stretched.
For example, bicep curls work the bicep, but stretch the tricep, and in turn, fully extending your arm to tighten the tricep, stretches the bicep.
Do your joints move through their full range of motion?
How freely can you move your joints?
With poor posture habits repeated during the course of your day, your shoulders, for example, lose the ability for a full range of motion.
With more attention to your posture – you can improve your positioning, and in turn, your range of motion. With basic head positioning – pulling your head back so your ears line up over your shoulders, you’ll eliminate the strain in your neck, improve your posture, allowing for easier mobility in your shoulders.
Using my methods of alignment, posture tips and attention to form, you’ll be able to work on increasing your range of motion when you do it ‘The Right Way’!