Recovery is often overlooked when it comes to training. People prioritize training hard without stopping to recover. If all you ever do is go, go, go, you make it much more difficult for your body to recover fully in order to see true strength and physique changes.
Reciprocal inhibition is a complex phenomenon that occurs within the body. In reality, it is quite simple to perform. It can be used during stretching and soft tissue mobility to improve mobility and movement patterns.
The World's Greatest Stretch is a fantastic catch-all mobility exercise. I like to utilize an added step to the end of this sequence that targets nerve mobility and single leg muscle activation. This can be used as a warm-up or as a stand alone mobility exercise.
A complete warm-up involves multiple parts of movement. While this routine is comprehensive, it does not have to take all day. Here is a 6-step guide to a proper warm-up in less than 12 minutes.
One of the most commonly butchered stretches is for the hip flexors. I'm here to set the record straight and teach the proper way to stretch these muscles effectively. This requires knowledge of anatomy as well as muscle action and reversal. Read on to learn more!