Hate Stretching? Here’s What to Do –

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

PAIR with

– 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:

=> Kettlebell / Body Weight Hybrid Strength Workout

 

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