There’s an essential part of postpartum fitness that many trainers aren’t including in their programming.
Yes, you want to get your alignment, breath and core engagement strategies down pat.
Yes, you want to rehab and rebuild your core and pelvic floor strength.
Yes, you want to progressively build strength overtime (not just dive back into a HIIT class at 6 weeks postpartum).
So many (amazing) trainers are sharing all this goodness with moms.
But the piece that they’re often missing can be the difference between you feeling amazing and getting awesome results and still feeling kinda crumby and getting “meh” results.
What’s that piece?
Now before you tune out and say, “Yeah, yeah, I know I should stretch more” hear me out, okay?
First, mobility training is so much more than stretching.
And second, are you actually doing it?
Are you making time one, two, three + days a week to get in some mobility training?
If you aren’t, might I suggest you start by simply adding in 10-15 minutes of mobility training somewhere in your week.
You will feel so much better.
You will get so much better results in your workouts because if your body can move the way it’s supposed to move, then your muscles will be worked the way they’re supposed to be worked and you’ll end up getting stronger, faster.
I typically divide my mobility training up into 3 areas:
- Upper Body Mobility
- Lower Body Mobility
- Spine Mobility
Targeting these 3 areas will allow you to get some amazing full body release that is gonna feel so, so good.
Seriously. This is one of those things where – once you start doing it and feeling so much more open and less tense and scrunchy – you’re going to wonder how you ever lived that way before.
Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some mobility flows with you to help you get started on your journey into more openness and today we’ll start with some upper body release. Specifically your shoulders.
Oh how mom shoulders get a beating.
We scrunch, round, pinch, pull…
Our poor shoulders tend to get insanely tight during our every day mom tasks, then add in some pushing and core work and those already tense muscles tend to get even tighter.
So let’s release them shall we?
You can use this as a warm-up before your next workout or simply as a stand-alone sequence for those days you feel like your shoulders are living by your ears because, you know #momlife is stressful and stress tends to bring on the tension, right?
Here’s to helping those muscles find their rightful home…
Enjoy the release and make sure to share it with the other moms in your life. I appreciate the support and I’m sure they will appreciate the release.
P.S. Have you downloaded my free workout series? Get it right here.