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.
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 eliminating incorrect movements along incorrect joints.
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!
If you have chronic pain of any kind, try putting this simple joint mobility routine into your fitness program today for increased results!
Thanks, train hard, and talk soon –
Forest Vance, MS, RKC