Mobility refers to the way you move and how it impacts your overall range of motion. Stretching is one thing you can do to directly impact your mobility. You will find that over time, mobility, or the lack thereof, will impact your results.
So, what impacts your range of motion and mobility?
I know. You may think that sounds a bit crazy, but it’s true. When it comes to your muscles and joints, there are several habits that impact your body’s ability to move freely and optimally.
Some of these habits aren’t directly associated with your movement patterns or habits. They can include how much water you’re drinking, the type of food you eat, and your sleep patterns.
Mobility is a key component to your ability to move freely and optimally.
When we move, our joints go through a specific movement pattern. This varies by joint and is limited naturally by the type of joint you’re moving. Your knee, for example, is a hinge joint and should only be able to bend and extend. Your hip, on the other hand, is a ball and socket joint and can move through multiple planes of motion.
Range of motion, or mobility, enables movement within the joint. When you have a full and proper, range of motion you can move freely. This typically means that you can also move without pain and/or restriction.
If your movement or mobility is hindered, you can suffer injury, experience pain, and will inevitably see fewer results.
Restricted mobility will lead to pain, injury, and limit your results.
Your mobility, range of motion, can vary from day to day. This is normal, so don’t worry.
However, these variances should be minimal.
Over time, if you have restricted mobility that isn’t being addressed it will lead to pain, or worse it will lead to injury. You will also experience a drop in your results.
Some may think that being muscle-bound and having tight muscles means that they are building more muscle and becoming stronger.
This couldn’t be further from the truth.
You want to have full mobility to gain more strength!
Though there are many areas of health and fitness that can be impacted by your mobility, your strength is one of them.
If you’re looking to get stronger and build muscle, you want to start by improving your range of motion and mobility.
This is also true if you want to gain speed, endurance, or lose weight.
Moving your body is one of the best ways to maintain mobility. However, being intentional by stretching and moving your body through fluid movement patterns is also important.
Stretching is the key to improving mobility, building strength, and obtaining better results.
There are various forms of stretching and movement patterns that will allow you the ability to move more freely and have improved mobility.
You can improve your movement patterns and range of motion by regularly engaging in movements that are meant to facilitate the lengthening of your muscles. Some of those activities include, but are not limited to:
- Static stretching
- Active stretching
- PNF stretching
M3 is here to help guide you towards better mobility, improved strength, and more results.
When it all boils down to it, everyone needs to improve their mobility and engage regularly in different stretching and lengthening activities.
However, not everyone is built the same. What works well for one person may not be what another need.
Our M3 Coaches are all highly trained to help you learn exactly what you need to do to get the mobility you need and the results you desire.
You can sign-up today to work one-on-one with one of our M3 Coaches!
You don’t have to navigate your mobility needs alone. Find the right guide and start moving better and stronger than ever before!