Desk Job Relief: Fix Posture with Weighted Mobility
Your posture is probably suffering if you have a desk job. Weighted mobility can help.
The problem is, you've been a desk zombie for so long, there's little hope of correcting it. Tight, hunched over, computer-whipped zombies are running rampant. If you’ve been afflicted with the disease (of immobility and a job that keeps you posed in one direction for hours at a time) then you are probably desperate for a cure to the stiffness, aches, and pains that coincide with screens and keyboards. You need a solid dose of mobilization.
Combine active mobility exercises, passive stretching, and last but not least, the big guns AKA weighted mobility, and you’ll quickly create a better, longer-lasting, and stronger version of yourself.
Zombie jokes aside, the point remains that, for adults, weighted mobility should be a priority if you want long-lived posture and the healthy spine to support it.
Show your body some love by training GB's weighted mobility exercises.
When it comes to body weight stretches and mobility drills, how hard you push each is very important. Here are some key points to consider when performing each. No matter how badly you want to loosen up and retire from zombiehood, pushing harder won’t speed up your progress. In fact, it will only serve to slow it down. Keep the intensity of your stretching around a four out of ten in effort level. Remember, mobility improvements occur with frequency, not intensity, so stay consistent above all else.
Weighted mobility and some very deep stretches like those found in our stretch courses should be approached even more gently that body weight stretches. Keep in mind that your connective tissue took a long time to get tight and it’s a slow process reversing the damage. Also, our connective tissue doesn’t get as much blood flow as muscles, slowing progress even further. Know that as a fact and remember that adding load to a stretch greatly increases the stress on the area. Be gentle, be patient, and keep at it.
Timing is everything. While long sessions of body weight stretching should be performed after a workout to avoid lethargy, smaller doses of mobility drills and limbering can be performed for a warm-up or during the bulk of the workout. In our Foundation Series, mobility drills (including weighted mobility) is used as “active recovery” in between strength sets.
GymnasticBodies weighted mobility is the largest contributor to our student's incredible progress and is the game-changer in bringing the walking dead back to a longer, better quality of life.