Why training and mobility exercises optimally need to work through end-range of motion.
• One main reason is that end-range is usually where there is at least strength and control- it is therefore the joints weakest link, and is the point at which the joint is most susceptible to injury.
• By moving through a joints full range of motion, we are sending signals to the nervous system saying “ it’s okay to be here’. We are also encouraging fascia and connective tissues to remodel itself which, in turn, affects how the system moves as a whole
• If we move through large, functional ranges of motion on a daily basis, i.e., squatting, crawling, lifting, twisting, hanging, lying on the floor, reaching overhead, walking long distances, carrying, crouching etc – we will likely be maintaining a decent level of mobility
Do we recall the fact that we most likely did all this from a baby. The thing is, as we stop doing this, our bodies changed, simply adapted to what our new patterns involved, possible lack of movement there on..
So the less we do, the less we can do, the stiffer we become.
Part of myo-fascia therapy in my massage treatment, is releasing fascia enabling greater movement patters at the joint and through the fascia sling. So if restrictions are apparent, maybe from injuries of the past, chat to me.
Exercise programs by myself or Duane can also restore movement patterns safely.