Wanting to gain some strength while improving your floor mobility? Try out these 3 simple but powerful floor mobility drills. A few things to keep in mind as you try these:
You’ll get more out of them if you move as slow as you possibly can. I mean painfully slow.
If you only get part of the way through the motion and find yourself plopping back on the floor, grab a few bolsters like a cushion to raise the level of the surface you're sitting on. Bolstering means meeting your body where it’s currently at and allowing you to work within your given range.
This is an example of taking a bigger movement like floor transfers and breaking that movement down into smaller pieces to improve your technique and expand your options. You can do this with any skill, it’s super fun!
The other night, I was watching my one-year-old son attempt to pick up a garden hose in the backyard. Starting in a deep squat, he kept trying to stand up with an object that was heavy relative to his size. Standing unsupported is a skill he's yet to master, and here he was trying this unknown skill to him. After about 50 tries, he finally got it and I'll never forget that smile on his face.
When is the last time you really paid attention to how you're moving?
For most of us, the answer is likely not very much time at all, until there is a problem. We take our movement for granted until we have pain or weakness to remind us that it takes effort to use our body to get around.
We've fallen into the bad habit of moving mindlessly throughout our day.
But, what if one of the keys to optimal health is to bring back thoughtfulness and reflection when it comes to how you move throughout your day?
You don't have to wait until your quality of life has taken a hit to become a student of your movement. And in fact, to prevent your physical health from going downhill, you should adopt a learning mindset ASAP.
Curious as to both why and how you should do this? Read on.
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