What is the area of the body that you struggle with most? This is a trick question because what you think your weakest link may not be. It could actually be another joint such as your left ankle which is causing compensation in the joint that you think is your weakest link. Everyone has that one or two areas that they need to dedicate a little extra time on, and some people more than one or two. The key is to work on everything and this is what we do throughout our monthly programming at Movement Vault. We break our program in to the macro year cycle, and then into months, and weeks. This ensures that we fine tune every joint in your body a specific amount of times within a given time period. Today is all about your side or lateral body. Have fun!
Equipment needed: 1. Foam Roller. 2. Padded Mat (optional). We’ve got a routine that is going to have the muscles and fascia on the side of your body feeling amazing! Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your lateral body aka your quadratus lumborum, obliques, lats, and posterior rotator cuff.
We are starting off with a muscle/fascia release for the muscles mentioned above. We are then moving on to a stretch and activation movement for the muscles and fascia located on the side of your upper body. Focus on contracting one side, while you stretch out the other side. We’ve got a great finisher today in the form of diagonal chop holds. Focus on twisting and reaching as far as possible in the up position and reaching down and squeezing your abs in the down position.
Your body is loving you for the time that you spend providing it with the specific movements it needs. Today is World Mobility Day. Jk, everyday is World Mobility Day. Thanks for celebrating your body with us.
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