Confession for you today. I don’t like stretching and mobility work.
Don’t get me wrong – I know how important it is, and feel SO much better when I do my joint mobility and movement prep on a daily basis …
I just don’t really LIKE to do it, as in enjoy it.
Plus, if I’m short on time, I am very sad to say that it can be the first thing to go.
NOT good – but true
Maybe you feel the same way?
If so, I have a great strategy for you. I do this in my own workouts, as well as set up many of my programs this way these days (like in this month’s new kettlebell / body weight hybrid strength workout)
Simply PAIR TOGETHER:
– a strength movement
– a complimentary mobility or stability exercise
During your regular workout. You can “sneak in” your mobility work this way, and also actually improve the movement quality – and even performance – of your strength move.
Here’s an example:
(from KB / BW Hybrid Strength workout, day 2)
– weighted pull ups – 3 reps
– kettlebell arm bar (see a video on how to do this one below)
Simple strategy. Powerful results. And awesome if you hate stretching like me 🙂
– Forest Vance, RKC II
PS – Check out the full Kettlebell / Body Weight Hybrid Strength workout I referenced in this article here: