Fun Fact: Motion is the lotion for your joints. No joke, most of the joints in your body are called synovial joints. Synovial joints are surrounded by synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is made of all the nutrients that your joints need in order to be healthy. When you move, you pump this synovial fluid all inside your joint. This is why it is crucial to move through and use your entire range of motion. When you move through your complete range of motion, you move the fluid and therefore the joint nutrition reaches every little millimeter of your joint’s cartilage and connective tissue. Cool stuff!
Equipment needed: 1. Padded Mat (optional). Today is a great upper body day that includes a lot of rotational stretch and activation work. We are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of the t-spine aka your upper back, low back, and shoulders.
We are starting off with a stretch and activation move for your upper back. Focus on using all of your core muscles and your upper back muscles to create rotation. Picture yourself in a tube. Rotate in the tube without touching the sides of the tube. Next we are working on segmented cat camels. Focus on moving one segment of your back aka vertebrae at a time. Try to make a wave off movement slowly going up and then down your back. Next up is one of the best activation and range of motion techniques you can do for your shoulders. Focus on slow and controlled movement and keep your arms and hands high. We are finishing up with a movement we call aquamans. This movement will activate all of your lower back muscles. Really focus on the activation with side bending and lifting your chest with this one.
Your body loves the fact that you are performing your daily body maintenance. How much better do you feel after doing today’s routine? Keep it up!
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