The natural movement progression starts with mobility!
Unrestricted movement is necessary to fully explore the landscape of high quality athletic function. Every window into new movement behavior comes through greater range of motion control or mobility.
Mobility is flexibility plus Central Nervous System control and represents the amount of USABLE motion across a joint.
MOBILITY = FLEXIBILITY + MOTOR CONTROL
Mobility is fundamental to movement optimization and must come first in the development of an athlete.
FUNCTIONAL RANGE CONDITIONING
The framework behind our mobility program is Functional Range Conditioning. The main focus is to improve flexibility and simultaneously teach the nervous system to control the newly acquired ranges of motion. Increases in mobility can then be integrated and utilized in functional movement, thus increasing performance.
"Athletes have limitations, past histories and injuries. We must FIRST go back and grab mobility."
-Gray Cook, Movement