The Stick Mobility system merges joint mobilization, strength training, and deep fascial stretching to improve athletic performance, diminish risk of injury, and accelerate recovery after exercise. Stick Mobility exercises center around using a stick as a tool to increase range of motion, muscle activation, coordination, and body awareness to set as the foundation for better movement. Stick Mobility will help you increase your mobility, build a bulletproof core and give you rock solid hip stability, 3 critical components for both moving well and feeling your best.
Stick Mobility applies a 3 component formula to improve and strengthen movement potential: joint range of motion (articulation) + joint stability + neuromuscular drive = optimized mobility. The neuromuscular drive benefits from Stick Mobility come as your body is better able to coordinate your muscles as one unified mechanism to produce movement. The better balanced your muscles are, the better they can coordinate your kinetic chain.
Six principles in particular govern the Stick Mobility system, and they are leverage, stability, feedback, irradiation, isometrics, and coordination. These principles encourage you to access and utilize positions that you previously would not have been able to attain, feel if you are compensating and corect for it, and also improve your control through various ranges of motion and positions.
Sitting at a desk all day causes your muscles to adaptively shorten/lengthen and weaken, and the commonplace “office-worker slouched posturing” takes its toll on your shoulders, spine and hips. Utilizing the Stick Mobility system on a regular basis will help counteract some of the long-term effects of extended office work in front of a computer. You’ll improve your body awareness, reduce joint stiffness, increase your mobility, improve joint health – and feel vastly better.
Why can the Stick Mobility system achieve optimal mobility results?
The flex in the Stick Mobility sticks results in your body having to switch on and create activation of the muscle to hold you in the lengthened position to prevent the “recoil” of the Stick in the opposite direction. This makes the “stretch” more active, not just a passive end range hold and thus truly providing long term gains in your mobility.
The Sticks can provide a larger base of support, potentially allowing the body to feel safer in the lengthened position so that exercise can be maintained for longer and adaptation may occur.
Isometric force (push or pull) can be generated safely in different ranges of a movement, often in joint positions that are difficult to strengthen with traditional gym exercises, e.g. outer ranges.
The Stick Mobility system can help your:
- Functional range of motion
- Joint stability
- Full-body strength
- Tissue quality
- Athletic performance
- Body alignment
- Muscle activation
- Motor control
- Body awareness
- Reduced risk of injury
- Recovery from injury
- Recovery after exercise