During the past several years the way I have looked at training has changed. We all have a good sense of what exercise and physical activity can do for our health including improving blood pressure, tadalafil weight loss, recipe bone density and the list goes on and on. I have concluded that if we simply train for better physical movement and human performance then everything else takes care of itself. We don’t need special programming for diabetes or building bone density because correct training or exercise principles will take care of all the health attributes that come with physical activity.
Age Performance training sessions begin with a focus on soft tissue by decreasing the tissue density through foam rolling. From there we go into flexibility and mobility work. This process along with the strength training segment of the workout is designed to get our different joints to function as well as possible and to get the joints to operate as they were originally supposed to work. We may not achieve perfection but we can improve mobility.
Here is a chart of how the joint areas should work.
- Joint — Primary Needs
- Ankle — Mobility
- Knee — Stability
- Hip — Mobility
- Lumbar Spine — Stability
- Thoracic Spine — Mobility
- Scapula — Stability
- Gleno-humeral (Shoulder) — Mobility
It’s a combination of aging and inactivity that cause the joints to take on the opposite characteristic of their natural function. For example, sick if the hip region becomes less flexible, the joint above or below takes on the job of the hip – something has to give. The knee is affected over time it has to create some mobility since the hip has lost some of its function. As a result, more wear is placed on the knee joint. The same is true with the lumbar joint region above the hips. The lumbar spine area is forced to be mobile which may cause back issues.
Through flexibility and mobility work and certain strength training movements we can create a better functioning joint system.