This is a variation of the Lateral Kneeling Adductor with Reach Under exercise I posted a couple weeks back that emphasizes opening up away from the extended leg. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) Typically performed for 1-2 sets of 6-8 reps, or 2-3 sets of 5 breaths… Read more
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This is another example of an “integrated” mobility exercise that I’ll write into pre-practice or training prep work. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) 3 quick notes: 1️⃣ Anchoring the hips back, and then rotating through the t-spine helps create hip/shoulder separation, an important motor control quality for… Read more
If general warm-up and mobility work doesn’t open up sufficient range of motion, it’s possible the athlete needs to “create” motion by adding length to the tissue. A key stimulus for adding sarcomeres in series (i.e. length to a muscle) is to hold a stretched position for 2+ minutes. The “Box Quad PNF” allows players… Read more
Great post on taking a broader view on ankle mobility from @timlebbossiere. Give these a shot, and feel free to post any comments/questions below. If you found this helpful, please share/re-post it so others can benefit. From TIm: One of the things I’ve strived to get better at over the years is finding meaningful ways… Read more
One of the primary goals of the early off-season is to re-establish full joint range of motion and control. A consistent (i.e. daily) focus on hip mobility work during the season can help players maintain their range of motion throughout the year; however, for players that are NOT consistently doing this work, it’s normal to… Read more