The Importance of Mobility
Being mobile is a crucial aspect of being healthy. If a person is not able to move a joint
freely through its full range of motion, then they are already putting themselves at an increased risk of injury before even attempting to pick up a weight and load that range of motion. And this includes everyday weight bearing movements such as picking up a box or even your own child.
There should be a period of time that is dedicated to improving mobility. Something as little as 10-15 minutes a few days a week can be enough to see progress. One of the most common reasons you feel tight or out of whack is because you aren't able to get into the positions and postures that you want or need. It's much easier to do a little mobility work every day to preserve it than it is to lose it and have to work to get it back.
We've put together our top 4 reason why you need more mobility in your weekly routine.
Decreases chance of injury- This should be a given and is by far the most important. Any restrictions to a freely moving joint pose a possible risk of injury.
Keeps joints healthy- When doing mobility exercises, the joint being targeted is commonly referred to as being “warmed up.”
Become stronger- If our mobility is limiting a full range of motion, then we cannot strengthen all parts of the movement.
It's time efficient- Mobility exercises don't need to be very long. Just 10 - 15 minutes a day will do.
We developed Rebel MOVE exactly for this reason. Training your body to prevent injury, and perform better every day in every way. Check it out here.