Four Mobility Stretches For Men To Do Daily


Incorporate these simple mobility moves into your routine and you’ll spend less time injured and more time training effectively.

Improved mobility can benefit not only your training, but your day-to-day life. If you’ve ever felt a twinge touching your toes or loading a bag into an overhead locker, some basic hamstring and shoulder work might make all the difference.

Equally, if you’re lifting big, better mobility can help you train injury-free for longer. For starters, give these four moves a go – all of which can be done from the comfort of your own front room.

Concentrate your efforts on the body parts that take the biggest battering from work and play, and you’ll see results fast.

“Upper-back work is essential for basically everyone,” says Jarlo Ilano, managing director at Gold Medal Bodies.

“Everyone is hunched forwards during the hours they spend driving and doing computer work. Ideally you need to counteract that daily.

“Similarly, pretty much everyone needs to work on their hip extension – with all the sitting or slumping on the sofa we do, it’s an area that needs constant work.

“Finally, you should work on hip rotation: again, everyone needs it, and it has direct benefits for squatting and jumping.”

MOBILITY MOVES

1) Cobra with Back Emphasis

  1. Repeat twice.

2) Kneeling Lunge

  1. Hold for 20-30 secs.

3) Modified Pigeon

  1. Hold for 20-30 secs.

4) Travelling Butterfly

  1. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

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