Sometimes we want to get right down to business. However, not enough credit is given to the good ‘ol warm up. Throw it by the wayside risk suffering a tight shoulder, achy hip flexor, hamstring, knee and general lack of mobility.
So sidestep the suffering! Try this tried and true warm up for 1 week and I guarantee you’ll benefit from increased performance and comfort and experience a significant decrease in discomfort.
The Myofascial Release gets you ready to work by opening up the joints, warming the muscles and charging the nervous system.
Here’s how to do it:
Spend a few minutes on each of the following: (www.darbytrainingsystems.com under “videos” for visual tutorial)
Dynamic routine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52kVZsOcUK0&feature=plcp)
Elbow to sky
Hip side to sides
After you’ve completed your entire workout, leave the static stretching to grandma. Instead, try a little more self myofacial techniques (lacrosse ball) work. This will keep you limber and comfortable.
Watch more videos on my youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcNwRT3uM80fa4LKfumJgZA?feature=guide), for updated techniques and tips!