Mobility First


Mobility
Gymnastic work atop a Land Rover. Photo by wili hybrid.
Interesting comment from Scott Sonnon :
Mobility focuses on giving back pain-free, highly-energized, quality of movement. Neither cardio nor strength can do this, and actually, they do the opposite: any load bearing movements accumulate damage in connective tissue, including but not limited to, your joints. Without recovering from and compensating for those activities, we accelerate the aging process. And we are as old as our movement - as old as our joints - as old as our connective tissue.

Definitely something to think about.


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Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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Like this? Check out :

The Importance of Mobility Training.Steve Maxwell. Photo by Tricia Dong.Over at Monkey Bar Gym, Steve Maxwell takes a look at mobility training - and its role in musculo-skeletal health. A good read....
The Importance of Foot and Ankle Mobility.If you noticed Dogen's Titanium Ankles video [.wmv, 32.9mb], you may be rethinking your approach to ankle training. Enter Mike Davis, with The Importance of Foot and Ankle Mobility [.pdf, 96kb]. It's a great article....
Free to Move.

If 'increasing mobility' is on your checklist, grab this.

Hip Mobility for Goalies. Maria Mountain demonstrates several great exercises for hip mobility. Good stuff....
A Sign of Weakness.Another quick note on the importance of ankle strength and mobility, this time in the form of a brief Q&A on Eric Cressey's blog. Definitely something to think about....


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