Mobility Monday

Bad Posture? Cranky Shoulders? Try this Simple Drill!

Working as a personal trainer, I see bad posture in people from all backgrounds and age ranges. This is one of my favorite “quick fixes”. (Quotes because it’s more of a “quick improvement” but that doesn't roll off the tongue as easily. Check out this post for a full run-down on posture. ) Goes...
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Tight Hips May Be Causing Your Low Back Pain… If So, This Can Help!

When people have low back pain in 2019, it’s commonly a result of their hips not moving enough. If you sit a lot and have low back pain, moving your hips through their full range of motion like this may be helpful. Obviously I’m not a doctor or a physical therapist, but as a personal trainer, I...
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Tight or Stiff in the Wrong Areas? Loosen Up and Feel Better With These 7 Simple Moves!

Everyone can benefit from something in here. If your body is feeling a little rough or beat up, these seven simple moves will likely address one or more problem areas. If your body functions awesomely, you probably stay active; these moves will make a great warm-up in the gym, or for whatever...
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Improve Your Full Body Mobility with These 3 At-Home Moves!

In 2019 it's very easy to get locked into one position or another for long periods of the day. Mobility drills are a great way to loosen up from this and just move! They also make great warm-ups in the gym. Today's drill will target all three of the usual "sticky" spots you've probably noticed if...
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Your Hips Attach Your Legs to Your Body. Take Better Care of Them!

There’s a reason I bring up the hips a lot on #MobilityMonday . Your legs are pretty helpful, magnificent things and your hips are where they connect to the rest of you. If you’re doing any sort of activity that involves your legs moving, or sitting for a while (wow! So versatile!) you might find...
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Reduce Tension in Your Neck With These Simple Moves!

Your neck is pretty important, connecting your brain to the rest of your body and stuff. If you sit in front of a computer for any amount of time, you’ll probably notice your neck just gravitates towards the screen. It does it while you’re on your phone too, huh? By the time you get in the car,...
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How I Start Every Workout to Move and Feel My Best. (Very simple!)

I'm all about simplicity. My workouts are primarily push ups, pull ups, rows , deadlifts, squats, and lunges . You won't be suprised to learn that I start my workouts with something super simple like breathing. You might be surpised at how beneficial it can be. You already breathe. Do it deeply 10...
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A Fun Healthy Way to Spend Five Minutes. (Probably more fun and healthy than scrolling more)

Five minutes of smooth, controlled movement a day doesn’t seem like much to many people. Many of those people also DON’T take five minutes to throw on one of their favorite songs (Woodshed by Woodshed in this case) and explore some different positions to find stuff that feels good, which is really...
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Un-Slouch Your Shoulders with this Simple Move.

Your shoulder is a glorious clusterf*** of weird bones, multiple joints, and a whole bunch of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. That sentence may not sound like someone whos been crushing his anatomy studies, but I have. You don’t need to know all the details. All you really need to know is your...
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Do you know how to control and position your pelvis? (Your whole spine sits on it, so you probably should.) Try this:

Yes, I know I look like a doofus with my Pantera cutoff (those sleeves were actually ripped off, FYI) tucked into my sweats. Yes, I know pelvic tilts look like you’re banging. Now that we got that outta the way, hopefully you’ll try this awesome drill out for #MobilityMonday . Controlling, and...
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