As you may recall, I plan to live to 137.
To make that journey worthwhile, I’d like to make movement a prerequisite.
In order to maintain, said, movement, we need to move. Everyday.
I’ve mentioned the idea of “mobility” a few times:
- Take Care of Yourself
- Best Exercises to Keep a Dude Healthy
- Dude’s Flow: Off the Reservation
- You Should Stand More
Mobility has become a part of the Dude’s everyday. Not even in my vocab a few short years ago, but now it’s daily go-to. We gots to move.
But here’s the catch, Mobility is not a quick fix. It’s a marathon. We’ve done years of damage to our bodies. It takes time and consistent focus to get back on track.
I squeeze my mobility into the early AM routine, before the young’ins start to get too crazy. A little meditation, some movement…recipe for a great morning.
Here’s a quick rundown on some sweet mobility ideas I’ve been digging lately:
- Becoming a Supple Leopard
- Great mobility “bible” written by the rad mobility guru Kelly Starrett.
- Best advice I’ve seen about this book is don’t try to do it all at once. Choose a muscle group and focus on slow, consistent improvement.
- Read the first few chapters. It will change the way you move everyday, in every way. Do you squat right? Probably not.
- Mobility WOD broken down by muscle groups
- Awesome library of Kelly’s mobility YouTube videos categorized by muscle group. Seriously good resource. Hat tip Bryce Lewis putting it together.
- 5 Things You Should Do Everyday
- Bret Contreras is a rad dude. Worth following for fitness and mobility ideas.
- Squatting everyday is one of the best things I’ve started to do…and one of the most difficult. Seriously, as simple as lowering you butt into a squat and holding it for 30+ seconds will rock your world. I’m a believer this will help me hit 137.
- Sarvangasana(shoulder stand)
- Loving this classic inverted yoga pose. 10 reasons you should too.
- Circling Hands
- Sticking to the classics, here’s a perfect start for Tai Chi beginners.
- Tai Chi Circling Hands offers most of the potential health and healing applications available in tai chi–without the complex choreography.
- Boomerang pose rocks.
- Thoracic Bridge – rockin’ fo sho. Hitting some hard to reach spots. Especially for you desk sitters.
- Hips don’t lie
- His and shoulders are key. Hinges that allow you to move. Open ’em up!
- Great ideas to gain strength and mobility in your hips
- Test your mobility skills
- Some good tests to see how mobile you are and to track your progress.
Get to moving.
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