Body mobility is the foundation for all activity
Body mobility affects many aspects of life such as sports performance, stiffness and pain as well as recovery. By investing in your mobility, you invest in a better quality of life.
What is body mobility?
Mobility is often used interchangeably with flexibility, but they’re not quite the same thing. Flexibility is actually is a component of mobility.
Mobility means the active range of movement of the body joints
Flexibility means the muscle’s passive ability to lengthen
Benefits of mobility training
Mobility allows you to do what you want, not just what you can.
A wider range of motion helps produce strength and explosive power. By improving mobility, you improve your performance without the need to increase strength or endurance.
SPEED UP RECOVERY
A body that is balanced and relaxed recovers faster. As mobility exercising is dynamic, it keeps the body fluids flowing and gives the body what it needs between workouts.
You need enough range of motion to be able to function in your daily activities and exercise. Tension causes muscle imbalance and increases the risk of injury.
REDUCED PAIN & TENSION
Restrictions in mobility often cause us unwanted pain and stiffness. The reasons behind stiffness in shoulders and pain in lower back are often found from body mobility.
Muscle imbalance, health issues and pain conditions caused by mobility problems
We spend an incredible amount of time sitting. A lack of physical activity and repetitive movements leads to restricted mobility, tension, left/right postural imbalances, decreased performance and pain. When a body is in a state of imbalance, the other half of the body has to compensate the situation; this means more stress on the healthy half.
Let’s take a look at lower back pain, a global health issue primarily caused by body mobility problems. All the sitting puts our spine to a rounded position and reduces thoracic spine mobility, often leading other muscles to compensate movement and increased risk of pain and injuries.
In industrialized nations, it has been estimated that 60–70% of the population will be affected by lower back pain. In the US alone, $50B is spent on back pain treatment per year.
Facts about back pain:
people will experience back pain during their lives
most common causes of sick days worldwide
contributor to disability worldwide
Body mobility is the missing dimension
The digital fitness equipment landscape is wide. Data is used to measure activity, heart rate, sleep and body composition.
However up until now, analyzing body mobility has been primarily based on visual assessment. This has meant slow recovery and methods that are hard & expensive to implement. Research data is also limited, since there hasn’t been effective tools for gathering data.
Until now. Check out the objective way to measure and improve mobility.