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How to Simplify Your Mobility Routine

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Are you overwhelmed or confused when it comes to where to start with your mobility routine?

Mobility is a big buzz word out there in the health and fitness world.  We all know it’s important, but if you do a quick search you’ll often find overcomplicated solutions and general recommendations that may or may not help you reach your goals.

If you have trouble touching your toes, overhead squatting, or if you continue to suffer from annoying low back or other injuries - mobility is probably a key factor.  But to improve mobility, you don’t need an elaborate routine or fancy mobility tools. You need two things: 

1. First, identify the area of your main mobility limitation(s) 

While this can be done with specific joint or movement assessments from a specialist, this can also be done at home by finding the movements that are consistently the most challenging for you.

Need some more guidance? Click here to check out our FREE 30 Day Mobility Challenge.

This was an in-depth challenge we put together that hits just about every area of the body - so picking movements from this challenge that are most difficult to perform and starting there is a great way to go.

2. Second, consistently work on the main mobility limitations

There is no magic secret when it comes to improving mobility, aside from consistently working on your limitations.  This has to be addressed from two angles.  First, you have to avoid the activity (or more likely, inactivity) that can be causing an increase in mobility limitations.  Think of things you’re spending a lot of time doing like sitting, phone time, watching TV, etc.  Second, you have to spend a minimum of 5-10 minutes a day working on these mobility limitations for weeks, and even months, on end to see true change.  Commit to doing this for one month, and you’ll be surprised how much better you feel, move, and perform.

Don’t overcomplicate it.  If the above two things are still overwhelming, start with this general Daily 5 Minute Mobility Flow Sequence that the majority of our clients love and can benefit from.  It’s important to give your body the movement it deserves every single day

If you’re not getting the progress you want as you work towards your goals, or if you have pain or injury that you’re trying to work around, we can help!

Most people don’t know how to stay healthy and fit without getting hurt. At Inside Out Strength and Performance we provide a clear plan to get you in the best shape of your life, without getting injured, so that you can be active and confident that you’ll feel your best for years to come.

We help North County San Diego’s active adults and runners dealing with pain or injury get back to living a pain-free, strong, and confident life.

We are the Strength Docs who help active adults and runners live a strong, confident, and pain-free life. Fill out our contact form to get a clear plan and get started.

Frustrated with your current care or dealing with a pain or injury that just won't go away? Talk with one of our Docs today to find out the best way to get back to your best self.

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