Two of my favorite stretches
Strength training is obviously only one part of the equation when it comes to turning your body into a high-performance paddling machine.
Just like any high-performance vehicle it needs specific areas to be in balance to prevent excessive wear and break down so do paddlers.
For paddlers, this balance and realignment come's in the form of mobility.
Mobility seems to be the latest craze in the world of performance and fitness.
But what does it actually mean and how does it differ from the stretches we’ve been doing for years?
Stretching normally focuses solely on the muscle itself.
Whereas mobility is an all-encompassing practice using stretching, rolling and compression to addresses multiple elements that influence performance. These include the sliding surfaces (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia), the joints and the motor control necessary to perform a movement correctly.
I don't know about you but I always seem to struggle to find the time and motivation to do mobility work.
From my experiences, it seems like I am not the only one as this is what I hear from the majority of the paddlers I work with.
To help with this and to make it super easy to benefit from mobility work Paddle Stronger includes
five separate 10 minute mobility sessions.
These sessions are designed specifically to tackle the major problem areas that paddle athletes need to address with their mobility.
The idea with these 10 minute Mobility Sessions is to give you the biggest bang for your buck (so to speak) and make the most of the 10 minutes.
See below for an example session that includes the 2 stretches in the above videos.
If you do not have 10 minutes or even 5 minutes to invest in your mobility then I have you covered as well.
In the Paddle Stronger Mobility Notes I have included the Less is More Mobility Plan.
When it comes to mobility doing less, more often. Is better than doing lots every once and a while.
The aim of the Less is More Mobility Plan is to perform just ONE mobility exercise for 1-2 minutes a day consistently over the week.
You will be surprised at how the benefits quickly add up.
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