Why should you train your agility?
In today's society, the healthy posture and maintenance of mobility is often neglected due to lack of movement and long sitting at the desk. Therefore, mobility exercises are practically a must if you want to train your mobility to be able to move long and healthy.
But even if you are active in sports, you should include mobility training regularly and conscientiously in your training plan, because in every sport our joints are exposed to high forces or must have a functioning range of motion.
Here is just a small list of the positive features of mobility training:
- Lower risk of injury
- Avoidance of incorrect posture
- pain relief
- Better regeneration
- Musculature is supplied with nutrients
When should you do mobility training?
Ideally, mobility training is performed daily. Already after a few weeks, there will be a noticeable improvement in mobility and a reduction in any pain.
The choice of mobility exercises is almost limitless. Fascial training, for example, accounts for a remarkable proportion. For the training of fasciae, there are a variety of products, such as fascia rolls, fascia balls or massage sticks. Meanwhile, there are also excellent devices for self-massage with vibrating chnozles.
There is no exact answer to the question "when":
- Mobility training can be done anytime, anywhere. The ideal would be a so-called mobility routine directly in the morning after getting up, which can last 5-15 minutes, depending on which areas and priorities are chosen.
- During the day, a small mobility training session is suitable, for example, during lunch break or between two important tasks or appointments. There are a number of mobility exercises that you can also do in the office to keep your joints and spine fit.
- In any case, you should perform mobility training before any fitness training, because mobility training is also excellent for warm-up.
- Your own mobility can also be perfectly trained on holiday or simply in between in everyday life.
Who should do mobility training?
There are almost no exceptions:
- Healthy athletes who want to minimize their risk of injury
- Older people who have everyday problems and want to train their mobility.
- The so-called "desk criminals" who want to improve their posture and reduce neck or other pain.
- competitive athletes who want to increase the functionality of their body
Who should do without mobility training?
Basically, nobody should do without mobility training, because actually everyone can benefit from it! Nevertheless, especially in the case of existing injuries or after accidents and impairments of the musculoskeletal system, training should be provided with medical advice.
What needs to be considered during mobility training?
Like everywhere in sports, there is a certain risk of injury when doing mobility exercises, especially if you are too overmotivated and work on your joints with verve. Therefore, the individual mobility exercises should first be carried out carefully and the extent of movement gradually increased.