Mobility issues are often caused by muscle weakness. In this quick 30-minute routine, we will be looking at the four motions of the trunk and spine using bodyweight as resistance to strengthen muscles and improve mobility.
The four positions we will examine are:
1. Trunk Flexion
2. Trunk Extension
3. Lateral Flexion
4. Trunk Rotation
First, we will practice an isolated isometric exercise to evaluate mobility from the trunk. Second, we will incorporate the effects of the joint-specific isometric into a multi-joint position using a more integrated approach.
Make sure to listen to the cues give throughout this routine. This is not a passive stretching workout! Make sure to engage the muscles that are having to shorten in order to create the joint position, rather than attempt to relax opposing muscles. Hold each isometric for 5-6 seconds, be gentle, and take your time.
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