Mobility: How to improve your mobility every day with little time 

Mobility is something that we as humans are lacking. We used to be more mobile that we are now but due to lots of sedentary jobs today. You as a human are becoming more un mobile. Unless you do certain exercises to help improve mobility and stop muscle tightness.

If you sit a lot in your day to day, then you’re bound to have tight hips and a tight posterior chain. The posterior chain muscle being the longest chain of connecting muscles in the body. It gets tight if you don’t use it so you must keep it healthy.

The following habits and routines are what you can do every day to improve your mobility.

Foam roll every other day

Foam rolling is a type of self-massage that helps loosen up tight muscles by applying pressure with a soft roller of hard ball. Now the foam roller is limited to the areas of the body that it can massage. However, it will improve the mobility of the most vital areas. The quads, IT band, upper back, Lats, chest, shoulders, calf’s, and anterior tibialis. If you foam roll these vital areas every other day, it will help get rid of knots and tight muscle tissue that might be causing you discomfort. This sort of mobility work can will do wonders for your mobility. If you’re not able to get to a sports therapist for a massage. It gives your legs a new lease of life once you’ve been doing it for a while. To make sure you’re doing it correctly, ask a personal trainer for advice.

Stretch after a workout

Stretching after a workout is something that many people don’t do. you don’t see the point until the day you have really tight hamstrings and can’t perform or move properly. Stretching yourself out after a workout will help you ease out the tension in the muscle built up through the workout. If you train a certain areas of the body, make sure that you stretch the muscles you’ve used. If you’ve ever had a really tight muscles after a workout, then stretching could of help you depending on the type of workout. If won’t ease up your DOMS however, if you have DOMS and tight muscle it can make it very uncomfortable. Especially the next couple of days. Spend 10 minutes after your workout to stretch and you’ll feel a lot better.

Mobilise before a workout

I’ve seen progress in the types of warm ups I see in the gym. It used to be just go on the bike or treadmill for 10 minutes. Now many people are researching what to do. So I see a lot more specific dynamic warm ups to get yourself ready for your workout. If you have an upper body session planned there won’t be much point in warming up on the treadmill. It is a much better use of your time to mobilise and warm up with specific upper body techniques.

So if you’re the type of person who just walks on treadmill for ten minutes Start to research your mobility warm up to make it more specific for the main workout.

Last Note:

If you start these three concepts today, you will start to see a dramatic improvement in your mobility. It will take some time for you to make these three a habit. In the future you you’ll thank yourself, especially when your 60 + years old and have great mobility.