How Not To Be Bored with Mobility Work

Stretching and mobility work are boring but important. STACK Expert Joh Papp offers some suggestions to make them more tolerable.

Mobility drills and stretching are boring, but also very beneficial to the average gym goer and athlete. Mobility drills and stretches can be used in ways to maximize your workout time so you don't have to spend extra time in the gym.

Here are a few tips:

Integrate Mobility Drills into Your Warm-Up

You're warming up, right? If not, you need to be! Once you've started your warm-up, mobility drills are great as low-intensity starters to get things flowing and work on any deficiencies you may have. A few great drills that we use every day with our athletes are Wall Slides, the Back-to-Wall Shoulder Flexion drill for the shoulders and Walking Spidermans for the hips.

Use Mobility Drills as Active Rest

Instead of sitting around on the bench checking your phone, use your rest time between heavy sets to do mobility work. For example, if you're doing upper-body exercises, you can stretch your hips during rest periods, or if you're doing lower-body exercises, you can do Wall Slides or T-Spine work to get the most bang for your buck.

Do Them Daily

I recommend doing some type of daily stretching or mobility drills to everyone. All it takes is 5-10 minutes a day and you will see huge changes. Try to pick out a problem area, whether it's your hips, shoulders or t-spine, and focus on it for a few minutes each day. You will see big results.

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