Yesterday I turned 39, I year away from 40. And some mornings, when I get up and out of bed I feel 60.
For years I’ve been training in gyms, and to be honest I could have dedicated more time to flexibility and mobility.
Since the turn of the year, I have been really getting into improving this area.
I book in a sports massage once a week and spend most days performing 10-20 mins mobility and flexibility exercises
I think it’s really making a difference.
I’d like to get to 40 and feel 30 again!
Here is a brilliant exercise, which is part of my routine. It is from the exercise library of FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN SYSTEMS. This is a screening method I am beginning to use more frequently with clients to identify movement discrepancies.
If you find yourself hunched over a keyboard all day and your shoulders feel like rock, then spend 5 mins performing this exercise everyday. Preferably when you have been moving about a bit (ie, not first thing in the am!)