Writer: ROBBIE WILD HUDSON | Outlet: BoxRox
PRINCIPLE 1: THE BRAIN CAUSES MUSCLES TO BE “TIGHT” – MUSCLES ARE RARELY PHYSICALLY TOO SHORT
How do we know this? Because under anaesthetic, most people can touch their knee to their nose, even if they complain of “tight hamstrings”. As soon as the brain lets the body fully relax, full passive range of motion opens up and even the tightest bodies can achieve ludicrous positions.
What does this mean on a practical level? We need to shift our focus away from trying to mechanically change our muscles through forcefully stretching them longer or smashing them into giving up new range of motion. Instead, we should be working on our nervous systems and teaching our brains to let us use full ranges of motion when we are conscious rather than only when we’re knocked out.
PRINCIPLE 2: THE MIND TIGHTENS MUSCLES TO STOP YOU GOING INTO UNSAFE POSITIONS
This is a penny drop moment for many. There are a couple of main reasons your brain will feel unsafe moving into certain positions: Previous or current injury – there is a big distinction between the two. For current injury, the reason is obvious, there is damaged tissue that needs time to heal, so the body wants to avoid loading it.
IMPROVE MOBILITY - MOVEMENT FLOW FROM JAIME GREENE
- 10 x 2
- Candle stick- reverse burpee- forward roll- burpee- broad jump.
- Flow from Camilla Salomonsson Hellman
- Movement challenge
- Cossack squat
- Improving handstand holds
- Agility training