FLEXIBILITY & MOBILITY

Stretch what's tight, strengthen what's weak. Align your bones to reduce wear and tear on your joints. Gain flexibility and mobility for sports performance, health of your tissues and random life demands.
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Upper spine movement, what have you got? Keeping your legs, hips and core braced, move your upper spine. Flex, rotate, side flex, extend, side flex, rotate, flex. Keep it moving and keep it smooth.  #sydneystrengthconditioning #mobility #fluidsurfer

Upper spine movement, what have you got? Keeping your legs, hips and core braced, move your upper spine. Flex, rotate, side flex, extend, side flex, rotate, flex. Keep it moving and keep it smooth. #sydneystrengthconditioning #mobility #fluidsurfer

Finding comfort through discomfort. When my body feels uneasy, “tight” and restless.. I move through it by stretching, folding, twisting, holding and releasing end-range tension. Or..hit the surf + dancefloor. If I am lucky, I will notice the thoughts that keep rearing their ugly, attractive, considerate, selfish, funny, irrational, rational and outright silly heads while my body releases a bit of it’s life drama.  Analogy for life? “Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort”…

Finding comfort through discomfort. When my body feels uneasy, “tight” and restless.. I move through it by stretching, folding, twisting, holding and releasing end-range tension. Or..hit the surf + dancefloor. If I am lucky, I will notice the thoughts that keep rearing their ugly, attractive, considerate, selfish, funny, irrational, rational and outright silly heads while my body releases a bit of it’s life drama. Analogy for life? “Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort”…

Finding comfort through discomfort. When my body feels uneasy, “tight” and restless.. I move through it by stretching, folding, twisting, holding and releasing end-range tension. Or..hit the surf + dancefloor. If I am lucky, I will notice the thoughts that keep rearing their ugly, attractive, considerate, selfish, funny, irrational, rational and outright silly heads while my body releases a bit of it’s life drama.  Analogy for life? “Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort”…

Finding comfort through discomfort. When my body feels uneasy, “tight” and restless.. I move through it by stretching, folding, twisting, holding and releasing end-range tension. Or..hit the surf + dancefloor. If I am lucky, I will notice the thoughts that keep rearing their ugly, attractive, considerate, selfish, funny, irrational, rational and outright silly heads while my body releases a bit of it’s life drama. Analogy for life? “Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort”…

Morning play when the waves don’t turn up.  #sydneystrengthconditioning #climbyourself

Morning play when the waves don’t turn up.

When you wake up in the morning, try this to get your body moving..When you first try it, now you can feel not only stiff but also weak  The first part of this drill is thoracic (upper spine) rotation and the transition to the other side is an overhead shoulder strength challenge in a particularly weak position (shoulder flexion + external rotation + adduction). Try, tag, share ✌#sydneystrengthconditioning #fluidsurfer Music by @juzziesmithofficial

When you wake up in the morning, try this to get your body moving..When you first try it, now you can feel not only stiff but also weak The first part of this drill is thoracic (upper spine) rotation and the transition to the other side is an overhead shoulder strength challenge in a particularly weak position (shoulder flexion + external rotation + adduction). Try, tag, share ✌#sydneystrengthconditioning #fluidsurfer Music by @juzziesmithofficial

To do the best we can in preventing injury, we need to improve the load bearing capacity of our body’s tissues to a level beyond which they will be exposed to, maintaining the health of our joints and optimising human movement.  #sydneystrengthconditioning #fluidsurfer

To do the best we can in preventing injury, we need to improve the load bearing capacity of our body’s tissues to a level beyond which they will be exposed to, maintaining the health of our joints and optimising human movement.

To do the best we can in preventing injury, we need to improve the load bearing capacity of our body’s tissues to a level beyond which they will be exposed to, maintaining the health of our joints and optimising human movement.  #sydneystrengthconditioning #fluidsurfer

To do the best we can in preventing injury, we need to improve the load bearing capacity of our body’s tissues to a level beyond which they will be exposed to, maintaining the health of our joints and optimising human movement.

Use your ankle range of motion frequently, slowly and smoothly..challenge your ankle strength and movement capacity. Move barefoot. Realise your previous shoe size is now too narrow as your feet have widened from using them as nature intended. Your feet are important tools and affect the alignment and function of your body's joints above👣

Use your ankle range of motion frequently, slowly and smoothly..challenge your ankle strength and movement capacity. Move barefoot. Realise your previous shoe size is now too narrow as your feet have widened from using them as nature intended. Your feet are important tools and affect the alignment and function of your body's joints above👣

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. - Japanese proverb.

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. - Japanese proverb.

Hip internal rotation.. A commonly lost physical trait due to an epidemic of sitting.  Aim to reach the weighted ball past your knee and arc in a half circle, keeping the ball at distance from your torso.  Bodyweight version essential first! Make transitions slow + smooth. Move better and more.

Hip internal rotation.. A commonly lost physical trait due to an epidemic of sitting. Aim to reach the weighted ball past your knee and arc in a half circle, keeping the ball at distance from your torso. Bodyweight version essential first! Make transitions slow + smooth. Move better and more.

“Never let success go to your head or failure go to your heart” - Some Smart Person.  #sydneystrengthconditioning #fitness #active #goodquotes

“Never let success go to your head or failure go to your heart” - Some Smart Person.

Movement is a vehicle for creating change in our physical, emotional and mental states.  I alter my experience of frustration, impatience, disappointment, anger and hurt often by shifting my inner tension with outer movement.  #sydneystrengthconditioning #movement #movementmedicine #balance

Movement is a vehicle for creating change in our physical, emotional and mental states. I alter my experience of frustration, impatience, disappointment, anger and hurt often by shifting my inner tension with outer movement.

This would have trashed my shoulders 6 years ago, before I realised my shoulder internal rotation and shoulder extension had some (continual) mobility work to do. I don’t usually load this movement as bodyweight is hard enough, but novel and challenging training I like! I used a 10kg plate and loaded it on my chest/trunk area (a bonus of having a flat chest) and tried my best to keep my shoulders held back (kinda struggled) and hips from dropping. If doing this bodyweight only is a problem…

This would have trashed my shoulders 6 years ago, before I realised my shoulder internal rotation and shoulder extension had some (continual) mobility work to do. I don’t usually load this movement as bodyweight is hard enough, but novel and challenging training I like! I used a 10kg plate and loaded it on my chest/trunk area (a bonus of having a flat chest) and tried my best to keep my shoulders held back (kinda struggled) and hips from dropping. If doing this bodyweight only is a problem…

Loaded Hip Mobility - Sydney Strength & Conditioning - Speed X 2

Going to some end-ranges with this old favourite.. With added 6kg ball. #hipnutrition #sydneystrengthconditioning #mobility

Loaded Hip Mobility - Sydney Strength & Conditioning - Speed X 2

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