It is important to have mobility throughout the body.
We all fall along a spectrum of mobility; outliers being those who are overly stiff and inflexible vs. those who are overly flexible.
Depending on where you fall along that spectrum will determine what you would benefit most from with regard toward recovery work. However, there is a certain degree of dynamic mobility (i.e. ability of the body to move freely) that can be beneficial to all.
The goal of improving your mobility should not be to become excessively flexible, but to enable enough range of motion so that you are not restricted throughout your desired movement patterns (I.e. running).
Also, remember when performing any mobility based stretches and movement patterns, the goal is not to overly strain the muscle. It is important to work within a pain free range and to gently and progressively push yourself into end range.
Here are a few different options of dynamic mobility exercise:
- Dynamic hamstring stretch
- Dynamic adductor stretch
When performing any of the suggested movement patterns, it is suggested to perform 3-5 rounds on each side to gain the most benefit.
This information is not intended to be medical advice. Consult with your physician or physical therapist before beginning any exercise program.