4 Must-Try Mobility Drills

 

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5 Comments on “4 Must-Try Mobility Drills”

  1. Zhen Huang August 3, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Great! I think I need to do this before and after a workout. I have been listening to TheFitCast podcast with Kevin Larrabee and he always mentions Eric Cressey and talks a lot about mobility. What exactly is mobility and how is it different from stretching?

  2. Jeremy Smith August 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    Hey Zhen, good to hear from ya! Yep, Cressey definitely knows his stuff!
    It’s tough to give you an answer in a couple sentences, mainly because there are different types of stretching (static, dynamic, ballistic), and the terms ‘stetching, dynamic warmup/stretching, and mobility have certainly started to blend together in recent years. Some dynamic and ballistic stretches would most definitely be considered ‘mobility exercises’. Static stretching however typically focuses on specific muscles (i.e. holding hamstring stretch for 10 seconds). If the exercise or warmup movement you’re doing increases range of motion in a joint, enabling you to squat deeper, achieve greater ankle dorsiflexion, etc., then I would label that as a mobility exercise. Hope this helps!

  3. Zhen Huang August 5, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    Thanks for making it more clear. There is so much to learn about fitness. I’m learning a little everyday.

  4. Norman T August 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Good stuff on here!

  5. Jeremy Smith August 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Thanks Norman 🙂

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