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5 Minute Intuitive Mobility Routine

I figured it might be helpful to share an example of me doing an “intuitive mobility” routine. By intuitive, I mean that I’m not just doing the 3 circles per joint, then move onto the next. I start with a movement, feel into my body, and let that guide what I do next. In doing […]

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How Long does Mobility take?

Paul asked the following question inside the private group for Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle members: “My naive question would be how to get good mobility work done in the shortest time possible. I was doing Pavel Tsatsouline’s routine from Super Joints (the easy one!) and it was taking 20-30 minutes. I don’t have […]

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Maxick's Muscle Control

Move the Damn Things!

Two weeks ago, I shared a mobility drill that I first learned from studying muscle control, and then further worked with through what I call “Intuitive Mobility.” Specifically, it was the Shoulder Blade Box Mobility Drill. (In case you missed it, you can find it on the blog here.) Well, I received the following response […]

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Jaw Traction Mobility Drill

The jaw is a joint that is often neglected. I call these traction circles because you’re moving in protraction and retraction, that is jutting your jaw forward into an under bite, then pulling it back into an over bit. After practicing this forward and back motion, add the side to side to make it into […]

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Shoulder Blade Box Mobility Drill

The shoulder blades don’t get enough attention. Even in mobility, most of it surrounds the ball and socket joint of the shoulder, and not all the movement these can make. A lot of my practice in this began in doing muscle control; as control of the blades is one of the trickier, but fascinating, areas […]

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9 Segment Spine Mobility Drill

Most mobility drills are divided up into the three segments of the spine: The lumbar or low back The thoracic or mid back The cervical or neck The thoracic is quite immobile in most people from lack of movement; so that becomes an important starting piece of any joint mobility. Here, we don’t just use […]

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Kettlebell Overhead Squats

I’ve been doing some work on various overhead squats lately. That includes kettlebell overhead squats. With just a single kettlebell, it takes a bit less flexibility, as you can slightly lean to one side and back. Still I’m quite pleased with this recent PR, doing a few reps on both sides with the 48kg or […]

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How I’m Healing My Shoulder

The other week I told you about how I injured my shoulder in a Thanksgiving football game (actually playing it, not just watching TV). Based on what’s happening there is likely some tendon and/or ligament damage. If it was just the muscles it would be fine by now, but its not. I say likely because […]

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