Strength and Mobilization
A lot of people think of strength training as something that will bulk or tighten up your muscles. It actually quite the opposite I have always seen athletes gain more mobility in their joints through strength training. Majority of the exercises we do helps with range of motion in all the joints and muscles.
This workout is an example of a good mobility workout to add at the end of your workout. It is even something you can do at home before or after skiing etc..
When we only participate in sports our body becomes very tight and imbalanced. It is important to lengthen our the muscles to prevent injury and compensations.
This workout uses bands and lacrosse balls to break up tight fascia in the muscles. Remember when using the lacrosse balls you do not move the ball around you move the joint around the ball. This also goes for the banded exercises, make sure the band stays in place and you move your leg or shoulder. There are some dynamic stretches in here as well which will help warm the body.
30 sec inchworm
30 sec each couch stretch against wall
30 sec lacrosse lat smash
30 sec ea each banded hamstring restriction
30 sec ea QL smash
30 sec quad tendon lacrosse smash
30 sec each hip flexor plus
10x walking lunge with twist
30 sec ea banded shoulder stretch