As you probably know, I had a “cup of coffee” in the NFL in a previous life, with short stints on a couple of different teams.
Leading up to that point, I had been involved in competitive sports for over 15 years.
Long story short, my athletic career left me with my fair share of dings. I got off pretty good compared to a lot of guys I know, but I still feel it on a daily basis.
So, I’ve been doing a simple, five minute joint mobility routine nearly every morning for the last six months or so. This little thing has probably had more impact on my overall health and well being than anything else I have done this year. It’s been a HUGE help in reducing some of my chronic aches and pains.
Today, I have a SUPER simple joint mobility routine to get you started – so you can start enjoying the benefits of joint mobility training as well!
Simple Joint Mobility Routine
The simple definition of joint mobility training: Actively moving the joints through a full range of motion, with the intent of restoring or maintaining mobility.
Joint mobility training is important for several reasons:
- It improves performance by helping you learn how to properly engage each joint and muscle group in your movements.
- It increases the efficiency of your movement.
- It drastically decreases the chance of injury by elimiating incorrect movements along incorrect joints.
-Do 10-20 reps of each exercise
-Make you you set yourself up with perfect posture BEFORE you start the routine.
- 3 way neck
- shoulder shrug
- arm circles
- hip circles
- knee circles
- ankle circles
Try this simple joint mobility routine today and see the difference for yourself!
Click HERE to see a video showing how to do all of the movements and to see my full “PreHab Warm Up” routine (includes foam rolling, dynamic stretch and more)
Thanks for reading, and talk soon –
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist