Do You Make Any of These Mobility Exercise Mistakes?


I am back home.

The mastermind meetings in Austin were amazing.

I didn’t see much of the resort or Austin.

I spent most of the day, sitting in a conference room.

For me, sitting is brutal on my body.

So a lot of times I will stand or walk back and forth at the back of the room in order to decrease the pressure on my back and to loosen up my joints.

I was asked by one of the attendees if I had a medical condition that forced me to get up and walk around.

The answer is, no. My back and hips get stiff from sitting.

Then after the meetings, I was off to the gym and one thing that I did in there was to work on a few mobility exercises in order to loosen up my body, decrease the stress on my joint and release tension.

While I was doing them, I got thinking about common mistakes people make when performing mobility exercises.

Make sure you are not making any of these…

5 Mistakes Most People Make When Performing Mobility Exercises

#1 – Everyone Should Do It!

Wrong! Not everyone should be doing mobility exercises.

I know, with the rise of Crossfit, everyone is doing mobility exercises but the reality, a lot of people should not be doing them.

For example, people with certain medical conditions, should not doing mobility exercises. Also, if you have extreme range of motion at a certain joint, there is no point in increasing that mobility as it will lead to more harm than good to the joint.

#2 – Promoting Injuries

Most people do the same mobility exercises over an over again. This might be fine for stretching exercises but this is not the case for mobility exercises. If you do not change up mobility exercise, you will just promote injury.

#3 – Forgetting About This…

Breathing! Need I need to say more? Doing this one thing right, will lead to you get way more benefit from your mobility exercises.
Remember, I said “doing it right.”

#4 – Doing It One Way

Some joints, need mobility exercises done in one direction but most need to be done in multiple directions. For example, in the ankle, mobility exercises need to be done in all three dimensions, not just one.

#5 – Not The Hips!

Most people could use some mobility work on their hips. Maybe not in all direction but if you sit at work, sit in the car, sit to eat, sit to read, sit to watch television, etc. There is a good chance you need to work on the mobility of the hips.

Now if you want to know what you can do to improve your mobility, how to do the mobility exercises “right” and how not injure yourself during mobility exercises them check out Ruthless Mobility:

Rick Kaselj, MS