Every Thursday 5:30pm
Function Well – Stretch Area
Our mobility class will provide you with some vital restoration tools to address pain and areas of restriction impacting your performance and increasing your risk of injury.
We know we need to mobilise and stretch more, intuitively our body tells us that we need to but we still don’t make the time to do it. What we often forget, or don’t consider, is that increased flexibility will result in improved performance in all aspects of fitness. That’s right, your lack of flexibility may be holding you back from reaching your full potential, along with relieving you from a host of aches and pains.
Improving your flexibility has the greatest potential to improve the other 9 physical skills that make up true fitness. They include; cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
Improving your flexibility in key areas like your ankles, hips, hamstrings, shoulders and thoracic spine could be the missing link you need to squat deeper, run faster, perfect the Olympic lifts and generally perform better.
Our classes will take you through some simple and effective mobilisation drills to implement into your training routines to have your body ‘functioning well’ in no time.
Improving mobility/flexibility is about discipline; it doesn’t elicit a great deal of pain or require a high level of skill. To achieve improvement in mobility purely requires consistency.
Roger Harrell, a well-respected gymnastic coach, says “to improve your flexibility you should stretch at least once a day, and, if possible, multiple times per day. Short, repeated exposure to stretching is more productive than a single intense or long bout of stretching. For example, it is far better to stretch ten minutes per day, every day, than to stretch 70 minutes once a week”.
Improving your range of motion means more muscle recruitment and therefore increased strength and metabolism. You can achieve greater periods of applied force, reduced strain on your joints, keeping you injury free. You will also achieve improved technique, which will help you to be more biomechanically efficient, which means heavier loads lifted.
Click here for some great mobility drills you can start implementing TODAY to resolve pain.