Try the Mobility30:
30 Minutes a Day for 30 Days!
This is SO SIMPLE and completely scalable for any level of fitness!
Ideal for Beginners - Building the habit of fitness can be the hardest part about getting started. This FREE and easy program can get you started in the right direction and allow for you to create a habit in your day to set aside for fitness without beating yourself up like many beginners do. You can call it the MOBILITY30 or a mini-mobility day and do it as a stand-alone workout.
For Those Who Already Exercise - If you fall off the wagon and need a few weeks or a month to rebuild some good habits try the MOBILITY30 for 30 minutes a day. This can be the only thing you choose to do in a day, or an addition to your existing workout time, or a second workout later in the day or evening.
If your life and training has fallen off the rails...
For Those Burned Out - If you have been burning the candle at both ends or just finished a grueling gut check event (endurance race / selection / etc), consider adding the MOBILITY30 to your day somewhere. Some days it may be the only thing you do and others it may be a supplement warmup or cooldown depending on how you are feeling. Stress is Stress no matter how you accumulate it. Learn how to metabolize it with deep breathing during easy pain free cardio sets along with muscle and joint loosening stretching, foam rolling, and massaging.
How I Am Using It - I am now on Day 3 as I just hatched the idea during my last full mobility day talking to a guy in the gym who said he needed to work on flexibility and joint mobility due to just heavy lifting for years. I have still done my workouts that I normally do, but at the end of the workout I do a cooldown / Mobility phase for 10-15 minutes. Then I go to the pool and continue the MOBILITY30 after 1000m of swimming and 10 minutes of treading water. By the end of the day, I have accumulated 30 minutes of mobility / nonimpact cardio.
Here is the MOBILITY30:
Repeat 5 times
Easy cardio - 5 minutes
(bike, elliptical, row, swim, walk)
Stretch, foam roll, or massage tool - 5 minutes
(only 30 minutes a day!)
You may ask: What kind of stretching? It is up to you. I prefer a yoga based stretching routine, a pre-sports dynamic stretching routine, and a mix of stretching depending on what feels tight. You drive this training as it depends on what you need to stretch, massage, loosen. But in my of my programs, there are dozens of pictures of stretching, foam rolling, and moving.
Check out this Static Stretching free PDF for starters.
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Here are some of our tools of the mobility day:
Hyper Volt, Ryobi Orbital Car Buffer, massage balls, foam roller, hard plastic half balls to help work out any knots that are not loosening with just stretching and dynamic stretching.
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I’ve been lifting for six years and rarely stretch or do workouts to increase my mobility. After reading this blog post, I realized that mobility could help you with weightlifting as well as feel better throughout the day. I’m going to take on this challenge and see where it takes me.