Monday Mobility: Lower Limb Stability

For the last few Mondays you may have noticed a bit of theme….

No?

Ok, let me help out… We’re talking about mobility. We’ve been looking at increasing, or at least improving the range of motion through various movement patterns.

And before I continue, I have to say a big thanks to all who’ve liked, shared and sent in feedback about this series of posts, I’m delighted that my ramblings

1: make sense, and 2: actually help some of you in your training or with your clients.

But is increasing mobility the be all? Well no, we know this from this post

But there’s another consideration must take into account, and that is of stability.

Mobility and stability are two sides of the same coin, if you don’t have adequate stability in the right places, you will create it artificially with muscle tension, poor movement patterns and a loss of mobility.

Kinda sucks eh?

In today’s video I show a very simple series of drills that we use with many of my guys to increase the stability of their lower limbs, particularly focusing on the knee.

These drills are best done in the warm up, as active rest between training sets or better yet at intervals through the day away from the gym. Have a watch here:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMiYqhmNPzY&w=420&h=315]

Knee function will never be optimised without having full mobility of both the hip and ankle and keeping a good length through the thigh muscles. So if you are having issues with the lower limbs, take all these into account.

Tune in next week for the next instalment of Monday Mobility

Regards

Dave Hedges www.WG-Fit.com

#KneeStability #Mobility

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