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The benchmark workout “Jackie” was in the agenda today so I’ve shared the warm up that I go with to make sure my squat feels free and effortless. Use the MOBI to prep the soft tissue, then MOVE that tissue!
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The result was a 20+ second PR on “Jackie” and confidence that I can go even faster next time because those thrusters will feel fluid! Comment if you have questions or want to see more in-depth squat prep drills. #crossfit #crossfitmobility #mobilitynotflexibility #benchmarkwod #mobiperformancetool #truemobility #lowerbodymobility #hipmobilitydontlie

Shoddy filming but messing round with (very mild) weighted movement to start to get some strengthening back through my pelvis and strengthening variations on some traditional yoga postures. No weak binds!!!
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#sortofyoga #movement #weighttraining #pregnancy #hypermobility #strength #mobilitynotflexibility #yoga

Finding mobility through the spine - only moving through a range of flexibility where I have the strength to hold it. Try it, it’s such an interesting way of finding out if you are laying into flexibility in your backbends.
Wearing @lululemonuk top & @vivobarefoot trainers

The most closed chain scapula CARS I could conjure up.
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This was very taxing on my nervous system and proved to be very challenging to control the motion and maintain position.
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Often with mobility training there are various positions that are beneficial to spend your time in, but selecting the positions that will be the MOST advantageous in helping you to achieve your goals in or outside of the gym is the key.
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#trainwithpurpose #cars #frc #frcms #gymnasticbodies #scapmobility #activemobility #neurologiccontrol #mobilitynotflexibility

Sometimes I left heavy things - but if I do, I am sure to warm up properly.
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Making sure you are spending enough time under tension on the muscles you are planning to use is a necessary component of any warm up.
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Condition your hamstrings people.
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#injuryprevention #rehab #weightlifting #deadlifts #singleleggeddeadlifts #forceisthelanguageofcells #frc #frcms #activemobility #mobilitynotflexibility #movebetter #neurologicalpatterning #kinesiology

Sometimes you have to get right into it in order to be creative. Fresh idea for dynamic mobility coming at these student athletes has me pretty excited. #movementflow #mobilitynotflexibility

🕊💕Effortless effort💕🕊- the intention and theme I’ve chosen to work with for this week. If you’ve been to any of my classes you’ve heard me talking about this. However, it can be a little confusing in a class where there’s no real time to have a conversation about it. So here’s a little bit more on that topic for those of you wanting to understand this better; effortless effort means to me more awareness, less force. The awareness being the keyword as we become aware of how we move between postures and how we carry ourselves in each posture we can begin to look for that effortlessness. That way of feeling how everything, every part of our body is connected (creating a whole), and so if we imagine that energy starts in the belly or the #mulabandha (at the root chakra) and spreads out into the upper body as well as the legs. There’s a string of energy that connects every muscle, every fiber of your being. When you feel that connection. That control. That awareness as you move. Your effort becomes (close to), effortless - or so it goes with lots of practice😄❤️ Yeah I know I made that sounds so easy😂🙄 #ridiculous —> however, it gets easier with practice. Also your body will remain healthy longer because you move with awareness and curiosity rather than force and a closed mind💪🏼✌🏼 Breath. Connect. Move☀️❤️☀️
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#mobilitynotflexibility #yogaeverydamnday #yogini #sheddinglayers2018
#yoga #yogi #movementtherapy #movement #getonyourmatforyou #technical #aktivejenter #aktivhverdag #gettoknowyouryoga #yogagirl #inspiration #breath #connect #growwiththeflow #liveauthentic #authentic #namaste

Hip CARS.

Join me for mobility classes on Saturdays at10:30am @defysportsandphysio in Guelph (for the month of February). Alternate class times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. Classes begin Feb 3 and spaces are limited! Contact me for further details.

#mobility #movement #movementismedicine #hipcars #controlledarticularrotations #activemobility #mobilitynotflexibility #physiotherapy #kinesiology #injuryprevention #groupfitness #sportsperformance #groupmobility #guelph #guelphfitness #guelphhealthyliving #guelphwellness

In addition to hip CARs, this is a pretty typical hip mobility routine for me. 🤗
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To improve your hip mobility, you don’t need to do these exact movements. Just play around. Find a range of motion that you want to improve. Then, take your joint to near the end range of that motion and contract the heck of your muscles around said joint at that end range. Relax and repeat. 💪
It’s really that simple.
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Tissues and cells respond to TIME UNDER TENSION.
Applying tension (best if done via active muscle contractions) and then, holding that position with as much control as possible is the most effective and efficient way to communicate to whatever tissue is restricting your range. 🧐
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If you squat, run, jump, walk or just want to be a human with good hips, you’ll be better off if you help your body create as many movement options as possible. Performance will improve. Recovery will be enhanced. Injury will be mitigated.
#mobility #functionalrangeconditioning #frcms #athletictrainer #mobilitynotflexibility #controlyourself #hipmobility #squats #runner
@functionalrangeconditioning

Living room floor mobility. Easy to get in a few minutes every night.
That right hip though. 👌
#lefthipneedswork #mobility #mobilitynotflexibility #functionalrangeconditioning #frcms #athletictrainer

In this series of photos you can see the Outer Wing of the MOBI being used to mash/scrape the flexors of the forearms along with activating them with movement.
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If your wrists ache in a front rack or overhead position simply “stretching” them isn’t likely going to give you long term relief. Being able to control tension throughout a full range of motion on BOTH sides of the joint is where long term results come from!
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Loosen tissue, prep tissue, THEN use tissue!
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#movementprep #mobilitynotflexibility #truemobility #controlyourmovement #fixyourachesandpains #mobimobilitytool #mobiperformancetool

Day 80 continued. The squat is more than an exercise. It's a first and fundamentally a movement. On days like today, I use load to improve my proficiency in that movement. -
It's taken a lot of work post OEF/Purple Heart to develop the mobility to squat ATG with a narrow stance, especially with sub-optimal footwear. I have done so by religiously implementing the pause squat into my programming at least twice a week.
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I pick a load that's an easy set of 10, and practice the unrack, walkout, brace, descend and sit in the hole for (in this case) 5-7 seconds. I do these single by single because this is for mobility and virtuosity, not necessarily pure strength and conditioning.
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By strengthening the end ranges of this movement, my knees, hips and ankles have stayed injury free and have significantly improved ROM. Plus, standing up in the hole after a long pause becomes a dead dig making a regular "bounce out of the bottom" squat "feel" much easier and safer to perform. That, and it's great for getting in "trigger-time" on days when you just don't have it in you to challenge heavier loads or higher training volumes.
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#highbar #narrowstance #backsquat #pausesquat #mobilitynotflexibility #strengthandconditioning #rehabthroughfitness #iam1stphorm

If you’ve gotta force it - leave it. Challenge yourself to find the most benefit in a pose rather than the deepest variation #unboundmermaidpose #noforce #mobilitynotflexibility #strongandbendy #movementculture #yogapants #movementminded

Hanging variations for maintaining healthy shoulders that can move into complex ranges of motion pain and injury free, spinal decompression and just a hell of a lot of fun 🤸🏻‍♂️🐒
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#movementculture #mobilitynotflexibility #hanging #gymnasticsstrengthtraining #rangeofmotion #movementredefined

slow like honey 🍯
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can you keep your pelvis still during a twist?
can you REALLY engage your external rotators to actively open your chest?
can you press your bottom sternum down when you reach overhead/depress the shoulders?
all valid questions — can you find the WHY behind your practice
& keep practicing!
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@slhastings
#anchoryoga
#alignmentbasedyoga
#structuralmovement
#mobilitynotflexibility

If I’m asked what I do and I say I’m a yoga teacher, inevitably someone says “I couldn’t do yoga, I can’t even touch my toes”. Please let me explain, that Yoga has NOTHING to do with touching your toes, or with flexibility in general. Unless being able to touch your toes particularly suits your body right now and helps you feel easeful and at home in your body enough to be still, relaxed and focused, then it’s irrelevant to yoga. Strangely enough, touching your toes will not make you enlightened, or give you enduring contentment and equanimity. So despite the impression you might get from Instagram and Facebook pictures, please let’s just forget about the imagined importance of touching our damn toes. You are enough already. Come to Yoga just as you are.

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