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MOBILITY that REALLY WORKS!

If your goal is to improve your “mobility” and reduce pain, which is commonplace as we age…I have no doubt you’ve explored numerous avenues for relief…like me.


It’s absolutely CONFUSING…right? Should you be stretching? Do you need “stability” work? What is that btw? How about yoga?


I get asked these great questions ALL THE TIME:)


And it’s been my personal experience that most folks skip the BASICS altogether and go straight to the “fancy” stuff…dare I say all the functional madness;)


I don’t want you to make this mistake.


Truth: FUNDAMENTALS FIRST! Anything sustainable starts with a STRONG FOUNDATION…and, of course, PRACTICE!


These SMART STRATEGIES that I have for you today can help…take us from where we are to where we want to go with patience, time, and consistent effort.


These exercises may seem SUBTLE…and I know they look incredibly different…but that’s exactly what we need/want in order to move and feel better on and off the training floor…and do what we want and love to do.


See, if your mobility is a struggle or you’re hurt, you gonna have increased muscle activity…aka MORE TENSION throughout your body…think about being “stiff”…I know I am to one degree or another every day.


And learning to “dampen” that down…I mean, reducing it to the best degree you can will absolutely improve your motion and comfort. This work helps me every day without question.


So, leave the judgment out and master the fundamentals first before going on to the fancy stuff folks!


And then the question becomes…do we even need all that fancy stuff at all? A discussion for another day:)


Here’s what you’re gonna need: -Clear/Comfortable space -Something for your head/neck -Foam Roller


Check out my video below. Sound ON!

Let’s START HERE: Lie down comfortably on your RIGHT SIDE (as demonstrated) for 5 minutes and practice just NASAL only breathing. In through and out of your nose.


1) FOAM ROLLING:

--Lie on your RIGHT SIDE. Head/Neck comfortable -Place lower LEFT LEG on the roller, with your knee below hip as demonstrated -Place LEFT ARM across your chest as demonstrated -RIGHT ARM positioned as demonstrated

💡Maintain your best LINE between your NOSE, CHEST, and ZIPPER -This line moves SLOWLY toward the ground as your left leg rolls forward. -Return back to your RIGHT SIDE -Repeat: 20-25x/RIGHT SIDE ONLY


2) FOAM ROLLER DECOMPRESSION:

-Lie on your RIGHT SIDE FIRST

-Place roller on the MIDDLE THIRD of rib cage (NOT the armpit or lower ribs!)

🙁Might be a bit uncomfortable…BUT NOT AWFUL;)

-Eyes to the horizon

-BOTTOM ARM as RELAXED as possible

-LEGS stacked positioned BELOW your HIPS as demonstrated


🫁BREATHING:

-SILENT NASAL INHALE

-OPEN MOUTH SIGHING EXHALE: “MELT” into roller STRAIGHT DOWN (NO SIDE BENDING!)

-During the EXHALE, GENTLY reach top arm overhead with the elbow staying bent

-Hold this position and breathe.

-Practice 3-5 sets x 5 breaths/EACH SIDE


PRACTICE for approximately 2-4 weeks and notice how you feel day to day.


Dedicated to your health and longevity,

Mike


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