Pushing through killer workouts is challenging and exciting. Stretching and mobility? Not so much. But if you want to perform at a high level and minimise the risk of injury, mobility and flexibility are a must.
These 6 moves aim to mobilise and strengthen areas that are often overused and overlooked. Prepping your scapula, wrists, ankles, and shoulders will make your workout more effective and more enjoyable.
Both the spider lunge and pigeon stretch will open up your hips. The complimenting rotational movements loosen the ankles and thoracic spine – both are usually tight on the average modern-day adult.
The shoulder extension and scapular pushup allow you to keep and enhance stability and range of motion in your shoulders. The overhead shrug is a position where many people are restricted from rounding of the shoulders that develops from spending much of our days in the seated position. Doing this movement will help you regain scapular control.