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Mobility Monday Ep2.

Ep. 2 Mobilization Tools LEVEL 2

Within this level we are starting to see more effective methods of mobilization, coupled with more pain... no pain no gain. Don't be worried though, these are methods to increase your mobility and not to hurt you as it may seem. This level will serve as a progressive pathway to level 3 whilst providing more effective ways of mobilizing!


So, what tools feature in this level?


Lacrosse Balls



Not only good for the pitch, a lacrosse ball can serve as an excellent mobility tool due to their firmness. They are able to sink into your tissues. They are great for:

- contract and relax

- pressure wave

- smash and floss

- flexion gapping

- tack and twist

You can also tape two together to target your thoracic spine. So... next time your on the move and want to keep your body mobilized grab yourself one. Or even two!!


Barbells and Kettlebells



Yes you read it right... kettlebells and barbells aren't just for lifting tin! These, once thought, mass making bits of kit are multi functional. Who would've thought? Due to there crudeness, they make a highly effective smashing implement. Plus, you can find them at any gym; especially ours ;). So next time you look at one of our bars or bells, don't just see some tin. Also see them as being able to:

- smash and floss

- contract and relax

- pressure wave

As they couple up as mobility tool, when you pick up a bar to start your session hit some mobility before and increase you gainz. Get that increased rang of motion, time under tension and ultimately more strain under your muscles!


Softball



Again, like a lacrosse ball, our friends over the water of accidently created a double edged sword. Home runs and mobility... the dream right there in one ball!! like a lacrosse ball, a softball is hard and can therefore sink deeper into the tissue creating more pressure to unlock those muscles being great for:

- contract and relax

- smash and floss

- pressure wave

Sometimes, when mobilizing, a lacrosse ball just wont cut it and you need something bigger. This is especially useful when smashing into those larger muscles in the glute.


Football



As athletes, we have on body breaker of a muscle in our torso; the psoas! Many mobility problems are as a direct result of this being tight when we may actually put it down to something else. Obviously now it isn't the sole cause of our mobility struggles, but it can set of a range of problems. Using a deflated football to smash into it can aid in increasing suppleness to the area massively. its a great tool for:

- contract and relax

- smash and floss

- pressure wave


Rogue Monster Band



This "monster" mobiliser tool is primarily used for flossing, placing our joints into a good position and aids with joint capsule restriction. Have a look at "rogue fitness europe" and pick yourself one up. They're also awesome for contract and relax, placing your muscle in a position where its contracting and then taking it out of that position to relax.


Now, we at the SPORTS HUB know mobility is no ones favorite and can often view it as a painful waste of time and money in some cases. However, if you're one of our members, many of this weeks tools are readily available to you here and can flow straight into a workout giving many benefits that will aid in increasing your results from your workout.

Mobility doesn't have to be a yoga session or placing your body into positions inhumane like. Use of theses tools quickly before a lift or session can increase your joints and muscles mobility to give you a more effective and pain free workout.


Give it a go!!


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