Mobility is one of the most under-utilized tools in becoming a better athlete. All human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves. -Kelly Starrett, DPT
The http://www.mobilitywod.com/ Program
This blog is intended as a jump off point for athletes to systematically begin to address their nasty tissues and grody joint mobility. Use at your own risk and stop if you think it's gonna hurt you, your spine is going to come out your throat, or your face goes numb. But, understand that you should be responsible for your own business. Don't wait until you need a new knee. Pony up.
This is not your dad’s stretches before PE class. Stretching only focuses on lengthening short and tight muscles. Mobilization, on the other hand, is a movement-based integrated full-body approach that addresses all the elements that limit movement and performance including short and tight muscles, soft tissue restriction, joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, joint range of motion dysfunction, and neural dynamic issues. In short, mobilization is a tool to globally address movement and performance problems.
The MWOD is designed to be a discreet 10-15 minute daily practice in addition to your normal workout routine. The MWOD can be done before or after a workout or at night when you are laying on the floor watching TV. Some of the mobilizations are very effective before workouts as part of your warm-up and movement preparation strategies. On the other hand, some of the mobilizations are best done post-workout or at a completely separate time of the day. For example, the 10-minute squat test is not appropriate as a pre-workout MWOD. However, rolling on the lacrosse balls to mobilize your thoracic spine prior to an overhead workout is an appropriate pre-workout MWOD. The bottom line – be less concerned about when to do the MWOD and be more concerned about addressing your tissue health and range of motion problems. Above all else, the MobilityWod is about improving your capacity to be in a good position during movement to improve performance and avoid injury.
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Education is the cornerstone of Trigger Point Performance Therapy. While our products will revolutionize the way the human body functions, the education we provide will empower the user to live a better life! The bottom line is that you accept what you tolerate. One of the most important things we do here at Trigger Point Performance Therapy is educate people on the fact that they don’t have to live in pain. You are not relegated to a lifestyle of limited movement! You don’t have to accept a life of dysfunction if you refuse to tolerate it! The first step to “recovery” is identifying that there is a problem. The next step is finding the tools and the plan needed to solve the problem. At Trigger Point, we are here to help your understand that you have dysfunction. We want to help educate you about your dysfunction, and we want to eliminate your dysfunction so you can live a happier, more fulfilled and productive lifestyle. The combination of our products and education will allow people to achieve the efficient, pain free movement they have been longing for. If a physical limitation is keeping you from living the life you want to or are accustomed to living, let Trigger Point Performance Therapy help you take your life back.
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