Injury Prevention: Mobility Training for Fighters (VIDEO)

Steve Maxwell_Funk RobertsOne of the least trained physical attributes in MMA, Martial Arts and Combat Sports is mobility.

Last year I spent a full day with the great Steve Maxwell working on and learning about the importance mobility drills and bodyweight flow movements for athletes.

Mobility, or joint mobility, is the ability to move a limb through the full range of motion–with control. Different from flexibility, mobility is based on voluntary movement while flexibility involves static hold.

Mobility demands strength to produce full-range movement, whereas flexibility is passive, thus not strength-dependent.

Today I am going to show you a video a couple of two-minute body weight flow routines. These movements are taken from Trainer Tyler Bramlett’s ne program Bodyweight Flow and if used regularly, can help you increase your mobility, decrease chances of injury, improve your strength and even burn more calories.

These movements are taken from Tyler Bramlett’s new program Bodyweight Flow and if used regularly can help you to i

Increase Mobility = Injury Prevention

MMA and Marital Arts In general are arguably come of the most physically demanding sports in the world.

Even the best-conditioned and technical fighters are at constant risk of injury every time they step on the mat to train or compete

diego-sanchez-1To reduce the chance of injury and improve their overall conditioning, all strength & conditioning programs should be built around a solid joint mobility preparation routine.

When your joint is unable to move through its full range, it is what Steve Maxwell dubs as compromised.

When joints are compromised movement is present in a joint, surrounding joints take up the slack, creating extra stress all around.

This will lead constant injuries in the joints and stiffness. If your body is tight and stiff, then you won’t be fluid when fighting on the ground or on your feet.

The solution?

A joint mobility program like Tyler’s Bodyweight Flow.

Joint mobility exercise stimulates and circulates the synovial fluid in the bursa, which ‘washes’ the joint. The joints have no direct blood supply and are nourished by this synovial fluid, which simultaneously removes waste products.

You can use mobility exercises as a warm up, an active recovery during other activities, or as a stand-alone workout. You can rejuvenate yourself and reclaim the movement of a child with a good joint mobility program

Learn 63 bodyweight flow exercises and routines HERE


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