6- week Mobility Workshop: Sat 8th Feb – Sat 14th Mar
Whatever our daily activities involve, from sitting in front of a computer, to practicing a sport or training at the gym, doing house chores or playing with our children, it’s not uncommon to run into some degree of physical discomfort or restriction that can make those activities harder to execute. We were all born with similar degrees of freedom in our joints, however, our movement regime (the combination of all our activities, sport and non-sport related) is rarely enough to maintain those full ranges of motion and the health of our joints in the long run.
Most of our physical activities, sports, and even training programs, don’t lead us to explore all the motions our joints were “made” to execute, and instead, often revolve around repeating the same movement patterns. That means not all movement pathways our brains are capable of producing get stimulated, and not all lines of tissue get trained equally. This will end up reducing our articular ranges of motion and movement capacity over time, and could be the cause behind performance and strength plateaus in training, muscle tightness and stiffness, and even lead to chronic pain, injury and joint degeneration.
Although we are often told that some of the problems above are “normal” or “natural consequences of aging”, it doesn’t need to be that way. At any age or training history, the quality of your joints, tissues and movement can be greatly improved by taking a structured and consistent approach to mobility training.
This course will guide you, through practice, into a better understanding of what healthy human movement is, how your body works, how to assess current capacities and what to do to improve them. You can expect to develop more body awareness and foundational skills that will help you achieve your goals in movement, strength and performance, in a safe and long-term sustainable way.
We created the classes based on our observations while working with clients over the years, and using FRC ®(Functional Range Conditioning) as one of the main frameworks. FRC® is a comprehensive joint training system based on scientific principles and research, developed by world renowned musculoskeletal expert Dr. Andreo Spina, and its three main goals are the development and maintenance of:
- Functional Mobility –The term “mobility” is often interchanged with flexibility, but in the FRC context, improving one’s mobility means to expand their ACTIVE joint ranges of motion, which can only be done by simultaneously improving articular strength and neurological control. Better neurological function means more body control, which helps you move more gracefully, efficiently and safely.
- Articular Resilience – increasing the tissues load bearing capacity (making them stronger and more resistant), will act to ‘bullet proof’ your joints, mitigating the risk of injury. The system can also be used for the rehabilitation of joint and muscular injuries.
- Articular Health and Longevity – One of the focal points of training using the FRC® principles is improving joint function from a human evolutionary standpoint, in order to maintain the health of your joints in the long-run.
Beginning Saturday 8th February at 12- 1:30pm, and will run every Saturday finishing on 14th March
Members – £120
Non-members – £150
Many of you may not be able to make all the Saturdays in which case get in touch with me and I will adjust the price in accordance with the number of days you miss.
To book your spot or answer any questions get in touch with me on 07946346532 or [email protected]
Below is a brief itinerary of what to expect each week but it is all structured practically in a class format very much like my mobility classes in order to give you the best results possible… so consider this strength training.
week 1 – 08/ 02
Full body – Intro to FRC techniques, full body joint mobility routine (CARs), breath mechanics for achieving better flexibility, application of intensity of isometrics contractions (PAILs/RAILs) to improve control, strength & flexibility.
week 2 – 15/02
Spine – improve the articulation of your spine through a structured approach and understand how a better moving spine transfers positively into most movements you do in & out of the gym.
week 3 – 22/02
Hips – address most common issues/ compensations & how this affects the quality of your movements such as squats, deadlifts, lunges & Olympic Weightlifting.
week 4 – 29/02
Shoulders – address most common issues/ compensations & how this affects the quality of your movements such as variations of presses & pulls, muscle up, gymnastics and Olympic Weightlifting
week 5 – 07/03
– Full body mobility class
week 6 – 14/03
– Full body mobility class