I used to wake up most mornings feeling like I got hit by a truck.
Over a decade of football – including a couple of years at the pro level – combined with almost 20 years of lifting heavy weights have taken a toll on my body. So I would get out of bed, and my lower back would hurt, my shoulder would be bothering me … and maybe 30 mins into the day I would start getting kind of “warmed up” and feeling a little better … but I knew it was not a great sign. I’m only in my mid-thirties for gosh sakes!
Then, a couple of years ago, while assisting at a Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certification, we went through a joint mobility / dynamic stretch – type of routine – not unlike the Bodyweight Flow sequences we have been talking about for the last few days.
I felt GREAT afterwards … and I was kind of getting into doing a morning routine – including positive reading, journaling, etc – at the time … so I decided to start doing one of these light exercise sequences first thing every day.
I can honestly say that this simple thing has made more impact in my health and overall well-being that anything else I have done in my training for the last two years. I feel better, more mobile, more supple, and have FAR less overall body pain. It is really remarkable … and I highly recommend you do something like this yourself!
So check it out, I got a couple of free resources for you to check out if this sounds interesting to you:
1 – Here’s a video of me taking folks at the most recent KB Workshop we did at MY gym through a joint mobility sequence … watch it, follow along, and start doing it daily if you can:
2 – When you order a copy of my friend Tyler’s Bodyweight Flow program before tomorrow (Monday, March 23rd, 2015) night at midnight, I’m going to send you a FREE copy of my “Flexibility and Mobility Cheat Sheets”:
Here you’ll get the “cheat sheets” from the last flexibility and mobility workshop we held at FVT. You’ll learn about self-myofascial release, joint mobility, static stretching, contrast relax stretching, and much more. I’ve also included handy links for more info, exercise descriptions, videos and more on most of the topics.
This is the exact outline of what we did at our $57 workshop. The next best thing to actually having been there!
Just purchase Bodyweight Flow by clicking HERE (very important that you click this link and order on my referral to get the bonus!), forward your receipt to my assistant at fvtrain (at) gmail (dot) com, and we’ll hook you up with your free copy of the bonus.
To sum up, if you want to improve the way move, reduce pain and more, I recommend you start incorporating some kind of joint mobility routine into your training program right away. The video linked up in today’s article is a great start … and if you’re looking for a complete mobility / flexibility / “free movement” training course, check out Bodyweight Flow HERE.
Train hard, and talk soon –
– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist