In this tutorial, learn how to pay attention to your joint range of motion from one side of the body to the other. As you move through the motions of the trunk and spine, hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, ankle, and wrists, learn how your individual joint structure differs from one side on the body to the other. Feel free to stop and start this video, and practice the portions you need.
Make sure to record your findings for your own awareness if you have a limitation in range on one side of the body or the other through this full-body assessment. All positions should be done actively, avoiding pulling yourself into positions. (Note: You can download the "Range of Motion Assessment" chart from the FIS TV Facebook group if you are on social media for your convenience).
When you feel pain, compensation, cramping, or shaking, make note of this! This generally means that you have muscles that are weak in this range. While you participate in this class, note how you feel from side to side. For instance, if your left trunk rotation feels tighter or more limited than your right, you write down L trunk rotation. If they feel the same (even if you do not feel super flexible on either side) this is not an issue. It is just your range!
Pay attention to these limitations when you move through the videos, and keep track! As you get stronger from the FIS TV workouts, you will notice your joint mobility improving. Also, you can search for any of these motions in the app to find any video that pertains to it. For example, type in "trunk rotation" in the search to work on getting stronger here. The Isometric Boost videos are the most isolated and targeted, so make sure to practice them often!
*No equipment needed for this video.