Just imagine if we didn’t need to: perform an effective mobility routine, brush our teeth, take showers, eat healthy, take the trash out, clean our apartment/house, mow the lawn, change the oil in our car…..you see where I’m going with this. Wouldn’t that be amazing?! It absolutely would! We would have so much more time, but…..and this is a huge BUT. If we stop doing these necessarily maintenance “things” for a period of time, we will find out the hard way how important they are. The saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is so true. On that note, lets get after some joint prevention/optimization/maintenance!
Equipment needed: 1. Padded Mat (optional). We’ve got some great activation and range of motion action today! We are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of the t-spine aka your upper back and hips.
We are starting off with a rotation stretch and activation movement for your t-spine. The key with this movement is to continually try to rotate a little bit further in both directions. We aren’t just hanging out in these positions, we are active. We are then moving on to 90/90 hip hovers. You goal with this is to keep your core engaged and get as much activation in your hips as possible. Drive your hands down into the ground and try to lift as high as possible.
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