Wellness Wednesday – Trainer Tip – Mobility Training

What is it and why is it important?

Mobility is the ability to move a joint or body part through a full range of motion without restriction. Mobility requires muscular strength, flexibility and stability to control the range of motion. Training mobility can be very mundane, but essential in decreasing risk of injury and reducing muscle tension associated with exercise. Added benefits of mobility training include improving circulation, posture, movement efficiency and range of motion.

Mobility training is easy to add into any workout to improve functional fitness. Mobility training can be added at the beginning of a workout to properly warm up the body and increase blood flow, enhancing performance. Mobility training can also be added at the end of a workout to aid in properly cooling down the body, to reduce soreness following a session. Below are some exercises that you can add into your next workout!

  • Scoops – 8 each
  • Leg Cradles – 8 each
  • Punter Kicks – 8 each
  • Lateral Lunge – 5 each
  • Knee Hug to Lunge – 5 each
  • Arm Circles – 10 each
  • Crossover Swings – 10