An often ignored aspect of elite fitness is mobility. Mobility work includes self-stretching, self myofascial release, and PNR (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching and should become a daily part of an athlete's ritual. Mobility work helps ensure that your soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, and cartilage) remain in the optimal state for performing the movements you put them through during high intensity workouts. Tightness in one area can lead to significant imbalances, overcompensation, and eventually injury in another. Address those areas systematically and on a day-by-day basis and watch your performance skyrocket!
Posted by Zareh.