Here are the 10 Best Mobility and Flexibility Drills that you can do prior to your workout as a quick 5 minute warmup that will get you ready to perform your best.
The added benefit of the exercises and stretches shown in this routine is that they all flow in one sequence. You will be able to do these anywhere, without any equipment! No need to spend a long time doing these either… The Matrix is meant to be completed in just minutes so that you can spend the rest of your time focusing on your training rather than turning your warmup into its own workout.
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Mobility drills are those done to improve the subjective feel of a joint. When people refer to feeling stiff, they are likely dealing with the repercussions of having mobility issues with their joints. To improve your mobility, you want to work on mobility drills before you train to improve your available motion.
Flexibility is a term that should be associated with an objective length in a muscle tissue. Flexibility is improved with sustained, consistent attention given to increasing the length of the tissue over time. Both static stretches and dynamic stretches are used to improve flexibility, but static are going to have more of an impact on improving length than dynamic (which fall more into the mobility type drills).
You may have tremendous flexibility but if you don’t have proper mobility you may never realize your full benefits in your stretches. Understand the difference between mobility drills and flexibility stretches and then address them properly and you will likely find that your strength, stamina, and overall well being will improve beyond what it is now.
About the Trainer:
Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS served as both the Head Physical Therapist and Assistant Strength Coach for the New York Mets during the National League East Championship 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons and coached some of the game’s most accomplished players including future hall of fame pitchers Tom Glavine and Pedro Martinez, and perennial all-stars Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Billy Wagner to name just a few. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Jeff received his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Physioneurobiology / Premedicine from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT (one of the top 5 universities in the country in physical therapy and sports medicine). Off the field, Cavaliere is a much sought after author and lecturer, speaking on the topics of baseball injury prevention and sport specific conditioning and has appeared numerous times in print media writing (including Men’s Fitness Magazine) on the topics of sports training, injury rehabilitation and prevention. Consistent with his desire to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of creating the “complete and functional athlete”, Cavaliere also possesses an extensive knowledge of nutrition that he has simplified for the masses and both practices and preaches with outstanding results.
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