So joint mobilization typically refers to therapy where a therapist will physically move the joint to help restore function and/or alleviate symptoms. However, more commonly, CrossFitters are referring to the definition of mobilization as “a movement-based approach that addresses the elements that limit movement and performance including short and tight muscles, soft tissue restriction, joint capsule restrictions, etc… In short, mobilization is a tool to address movement and performance problems”.
The terms mobility and flexibility can be a confusing topic if you aren’t sure where to start but, you don’t have to be a protege of Kelly Starrett to do some basic maintenance on yourself.
Here are some of my basic movements I perform after warming up.
After warming up:
- Hip flexors [youtube id=”_PpBntRdK0o” width=”620″ height=”360″]
- Calf [youtube id=”BT4x8gaJI8A” width=”620″ height=”360″]
- Shoulder (my favorite) [youtube id=”5v-8xEpVjZQ” width=”620″ height=”360″]
I highly recommend you check out youtube for videos of Kelly Starrett and MobilityWod
Videos I recommend to do at home or just on your own:
- Squatting [youtube id=”JBHzXF-mVjY” width=”620″ height=”360″]
- Shoulder [youtube id=”eveYJP1indI” width=”620″ height=”360″]
- Front Rack [youtube id=”Un1PDhrU3h0″ width=”620″ height=”360″]