Do you have recurring pain or stiffness in your lower back, knees, shoulders or hips preventing you from working out? At Trophy, we want all of our members to reach their optimal physical performance. One of the best ways to eliminate pain and prevent injury is through consistent mobility. Understanding mobility and how to make it a priority is one of the best ways to get back into the gym and increase your ability to move pain-free over time.
What is mobility?
A subtle, rhythmic movement that directly impacts the connective tissue (fascia) system aimed at specific locations, typically ankles, hips and thoracic spine, to help the body move more efficiently and effectively
Why do we need to prioritize mobility?
Most people due to their occupations have poor movement and breathing patterns because of excessive sitting, bending or standing causing tissue to overload and therefore gluing tissues together and causing stiffness and pain in specific locations
Optimize Energy – you won’t run out of fuel when competing in a sport or challenging workout
Improve Agility – move more efficiently and increase power
Eliminate Possible Injuries – the preparation and recovery of tissue is a necessity in preventative injury maintenance
How do we practice mobility?
While lying on the floor, place one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach, perform a large inhale and see which region moves the most, if your chest rises more than your stomach, you are not absorbing an optimal amount of oxygen. This can lead to quicker fatigue.
Purposeful movements that enable anyone to move and feel better
Come to Trophy’s Recover+ class
Our new Recover+ class will help members achieve peak training performance and resilience through calculated tissue (fascia) release, corrective exercise, yoga and regeneration. It will be a challenging workout that will increase your mobility to help you move better and feel stronger. Come check it out on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm and Wednesdays at 12:00 pm at Uptown.