Progressive mobility is the step-by-step approach to increasing your body's ability to move. It's like leveling up in a video game, where each level is a new milestone in flexibility and strength. But why is it "progressive"? Because it adapts to your current fitness level and helps you grow from there.
In our latest Youtube video, How To Go From Beginner Stretching To Advanced, Rad Burmeister walks you step by step through the three stages of flexibility, demonstrating actionable exercises and drills you can use immediately in your workouts.
The Three Stages of Flexibility
Just as in any skill, there are levels to flexibility:
Stage One: The Foundation
In the beginning, it's all about getting familiar with movement. This stage helps your body ease into a new state of flexibility without pushing too hard.
Stage Two: Expansion
Here, you're ready to go further. You've got the basics down and your body asks for more. It's time to deepen those stretches and add a bit of resistance.
Stage Three: Mastery
Reaching this stage means you're pushing the boundaries. It's about fine-tuning and integrating strength with flexibility to reach your peak potential.
Why Begin at Stage One?
Starting at Stage One is crucial because it prepares your body for the journey ahead. It's the warm-up before the race. Daily routines at this stage are designed to be quick yet effective, laying down the flexibility of groundwork.
Hitting a wall in your flexibility training can be frustrating. Stage Two focuses on strategies like end-range contractions to push beyond those limits. The key is to challenge your muscles safely and effectively.
Once you've built a solid base of flexibility, it's time to combine it with strength. This advanced phase tailors to those who have put in the groundwork and are ready for a higher challenge.
Everybody is unique, which means your mobility routine should be as well. Adapting the movements to your personal needs and daily life ensures that your routine is sustainable and effective.
Incorporating mobility into your daily routine can lead to significant benefits over time. It's not just about flexibility—it's about maintaining your body's health to enjoy life's activities without the hindrance of stiffness or pain.
Begin with simple tools like a foam roller or a dowel to help with movements like ankle stretches. Include mobility exercises that complement movements you do every day, like squats.
Mobility isn't just a fitness buzzword; it's a fundamental component of a healthy lifestyle. By starting your journey with the basics and progressively advancing, you're setting yourself up for a more active, pain-free life.To further explore the world of mobility and understand the techniques mentioned here, check out our latest Youtube video here. This will guide you through each exercise and stage, ensuring your path to improved mobility is not only successful but also enjoyable.