To Look Like an Athlete, You Need to Move Like an Athlete.
Joint Mobility Training is a critical first step to the athletic training process.
To have free range of movement in your joints doesn’t happen overnight. This limited range has been developed over years and years of poor posture. There is a special way to train the body to unlock these joints. This “special way” is not exactly one workout regimen that will benefit you for the rest of our lives. Everyone is at a different fitness level and everyone has a different daily schedule. We don’t realize the effects that this actually puts on our bodies. I see so many people in the gym with terrible form and it reflects their performance and body composition. Proper joint mobility training can reverse the ill effects of developing muscular imbalances
I’m going to share with you one of the most important pieces of information that has truly transformed me into training at a higher athletic level.
I’m going to try and keep this simple as possible for full understanding. Bio-mechanics is the study of the mechanics of a living body, especially of the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure. So what does this have to do with training?
When we constantly are doing the same exercises or focusing on building a lot of muscle in one place; this results in high chances of developing muscular imbalances! Muscular imbalances are the worst thing that an athlete can develop, because it starts to change you skeletal alignment. I know this from experience. This type of change can make it almost impossible to get into deep athletic movements, restricting your potential!
Effects of Poor Bio-mechanics
The most common causes are inverted shoulders and pelvic tilt, which are the two most important pieces when athleticism comes into play. The reason that this is bad is because the risk of injury is extremely high. Inverted shoulders causes many problems of constant pain and stiffness; even tears. Pelvic tilt causes tension in hamstrings and quadriceps which have a direct correlation with the knee. This could lead to ACL tears, meniscus tears, or any other serious injury around the knee joint. I think you guys are starting to get the picture…. Injuries are only going to slow you down. You can’t train if you are injured!
I’m sure you have heard the saying, “You’re only as strong as your weakest link.” It really is true when it comes to reaching optimal levels of training.
Joint mobility training will diminish all of your muscular imbalances.
No matter how strong or athletic you are, there is always something that needs to be worked on. If there is anything that you should have taken from this, it should be that before we continue our training, we need to evaluate our body and find our weak spots so you can begin training with a purpose. A lot of us just workout to workout without realizing how that is going to benefit us in the long-run.
I advise you guys to reach out and post to the website and share workout stories of success or failure.