3 Must Have Mobility Resources
Mobility (not to be confused with stretching or flexibility) is a significant component often ignored in most types of fitness training.
While it may not be as exciting as lifting heavy weight or intense conditioning (and you can’t use it as an excuse to rip off your shirt), it is a key factor to total fitness and health.
How can mobility help your total fitness and health? Well for starters, it is vital in increasing your range of motion, core strength and coordination, and preventing unnecessary injuries.
As an added benefit, it also creates the opportunity to humble brag to your bros (or bras — for you ladies) about all the gainz you’re making at the gym, now that you’ve dedicated more time for mobility in your everyday routine.
Below are our 3 top picks for online tools and apps on mobility:
Swole + Flexy = Sexy
Founded by two brothers — one CrossFit coach and one acrobat/yoga instructor — ROMWOD fuses opposite training styles into one platform.
You can create an individualized workout based on preparation or recovery, as well as the focus area and duration you want.
The seemingly unlimited number of videos ensures you can perform all exercises correctly and make the most out of your dedicated mobility time.
2. Mobility WOD
Become a supple leopard
Popular in the CrossFit and tactical athlete communities, Mobility WOD was created by Kelly Starrett, author of Becoming a Supple Leopard.
His site provides daily programming as well as community support and webinars to allow you to “hack your body” and become the “supple leopard” you have always dreamed of becoming.
It even includes a video of Kelly Mansplaining Manspreading, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Move well through life and sport
The only app that focuses solely on mobility right on your smartphone, MoveWell is your mobility companion.
The app features tutorials from expert coaches, guiding you through the movements and entire workout, so you can really focus on expanding your range of motion.